Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a medical condition that typically affects women after childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy. This situation it believed to afflict between thirty and fifty percent of women within their lifetimes, although a much lower percentage will exhibit symptoms. In a woman with pelvic organ prolapse, one or more of the various pelvic organs may bulge into the vagina or even sometimes outside of the vagnial opening. The organs that may be affected by this condition can include the bowel, uterus, bladder, or the top of the vagina. One way to treat this condition is through surgery using mesh, a device that intends to reinforce the vagnial wall, and alleviate symptoms. This surgical mesh can be composed of a variety of both synthetic and biologic materials, and it supposed to be a permanent treatment for POP. Unfortunately, problems following this type of procedure have resulted in a large number of vagnial mesh lawsuit claims.
Presently, vagnial mesh lawsuits have been filed against a number of different transvaginal mesh manufacturers. Among the four largest are: Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Gynecare, American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, and Boston Scientific. Recently, a California woman and her husband were awarded a $5.5 million vaginal mesh settlement for their injury claims against C. R. Bard and its Avaulta Mesh Product. Currently, depositions are being conducted with a large number of Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon executives to be used in both state and federal level claims against the company. With the increase in publicity regarding mesh injuries, the number of law suit claims also continues to rise.
Following mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, a woman may experience a wide range of troublesome complications. According to the FDA, vagnial mesh erosion is the most frequently complained of and reported complication. Additionally: pain, bleeding, infection, inability to have sexual intercourse, neuromuscular and even emotional injuries have been reported. Recently, the FDA added mesh contraction to its list of mesh side effects as well. Lawsuit claims filed against mesh manufacturers cite these complications as well as several others.
If you are experiencing mesh erosion or other serious complications associated with surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, contact the Willis Law Firm today. You may be legally entitled to financial damages for your injuries, and our firm can help you recover that money. We are presently accepting vagnial mesh claims nationwide and on a contingency fee basis; if you don’t win, you don’t pay! Call us today to learn your legal rights.