Thousands of women have received urogynologic procedures using surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to treat urinary incontinence. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), serious risks are associated with transvaginal surgical mesh, and other options may be less risky. In the three year period from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2010, the FDA received more than 2,800 reports of complications with transvaginal mesh surgeries, including 1,503 reports of adverse effects of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse, and 2,371 reports of adverse effects of transvaginal mesh used to repair stress urinary incontinence. Seven deaths associated with pelvic organ prolapse were reported during this three-year period.
Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Complications and Adverse Reactions
If you or a member of your family has suffered complications after a transvaginal mesh surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Complications may include:
- No relief from urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract obstruction or difficulty urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Inflammation, irritation or infection
- Injury to bladder, urethra or bowel
- Injury to blood vessels of pelvis
- Vaginal mesh erosion (exposure of patch after surgery).
Damages obtained in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit may include past and future medical treatment expenses (including repair surgeries), lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
Surgical Mesh Brands
Transvaginal mesh is used to repair tears in the connective tissue of the pelvis, causing the intestines, bladder or bowel to protrude into the vagina. Vaginal mesh, transvaginal tape, and transvaginal slings are used to stitch the connective tissue in the vaginal wall muscle back together. The following is a list of transvaginal mesh brands:
- American Medical Systems (AMS)
- Boston Scientfic
- Johnson & Johnson
Speak With a Transvaginal Mesh Attorney
Hundreds of lawsuits are pending against Johnson & Johnson and other medical device manufacturers. The lawyers at Estey Bomberger are available to review your case and discuss your legal options seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Due to statutory time limits imposed by every state for personal injury lawsuits, you have only a limited time period to bring a claim. To protect and preserve your legal rights, it is advisable to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
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