Women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) deal with excruciating, often debilitating pain, urinary problems, bowel function issues, and painful sexual intercourse. These issues can significantly affect a woman’s everyday comfort and enjoyment of life. What could possibly be worse? For thousands of women across the country, this debilitating condition is made even more difficult, painful, complex, and expensive by transvaginal mesh complications.
If you have suffered from serious transvaginal mesh complications following a POP surgery, it’s imperative that you understand why these complications took place, what caused them, and whether your doctor and hospital responded appropriately. Our dangerous medical device attorneys are here to assist you.
Surgical Mesh: A Long History of Risks, Warnings, and Injuries
Almost since its approval by the FDA, surgical mesh has been at the center of controversy. In its first years, manufacturers received thousands of complaints and adverse event reports concerning transvaginal mesh as women reported a wide range of dangerous side effects and complications:
- Chronic pain and vaginal pain
- Erosion of the device
- Device protrusion
- Device adhesion to organs
- Organ perforation
- Skin breakage
- Urinary incontinence
- Recurring issue of prolapsed organs
Not long after reports began to surface regarding the risks and apparent ineffectiveness of transvaginal mesh, the FDA began to release a series of warnings regarding the products. The first of these warnings came in 2004. The most recent was last year. In that time, the FDA has concluded that not only is the effectiveness of surgical mesh over other treatments in question, but that there is a very high rate of complications associated with the mesh implants.
While over 100 types of surgical mesh have been approved by the FDA, only about 20 products remain today. The most commonly used mesh devices are manufactured by American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp., C. R. Baird, and a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson called "Ethicon."
Should You Consider a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
If you believe you have suffered serious medical complications as a result of a vaginal mesh device, you may have a legal case against the company who manufactured the device, your doctor, or your hospital. At VB Attorneys, we can help you collect the evidence you need for your lawsuit, including proving your device was defective, proving the device caused injuries, and proving that the injuries caused damages.
We can answer all of your questions about POP surgery complications, transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and what steps you can take to improve your health and recover damages, including:
- Can I sue for complications from transvaginal mesh after my POP surgery?
- Who is responsible for my surgical mesh injuries?
- Who will pay for the follow-up surgeries and medical costs associated with my surgical mesh issues?
- How much does it cost to hire a transvaginal mesh lawyer for my POP surgery case?
- What should I do if my loved one died of complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery?
- What should I do if my transvaginal mesh surgery just made my POP worse?
- What if my doctor didn't warn me about the risks of using surgical mesh?
- What if my doctor implanted surgical mesh without first receiving specialized training?
- What if my doctor ignored the symptoms of a serious complication after my surgical mesh operation?
Call a Surgical Mesh Attorney Today and get Your Questions Answered
Many women aren’t sure what to do after suffering a serious injury from transvaginal mesh or a POP surgery—they are hurt, preoccupied with their health, and frustrated. Some don’t even realize that their complications could have been caused by negligence and should have been prevented.
The single best way to find out if you deserve compensation for your medical costs, pain, and other damages is to speak to a transvaginal mesh lawyer. At our firm, we do not charge anything to analyze your situation and let you know if you have a case or not. We believe that it is in your best interest to get a free evaluation right up front so you can know if it is worth pursuing a pharmaceutical company, doctor, or hospital in court.
How do you schedule a free case review? We invite you to either fill out our quick electronic contact form or to call our toll free number, 1-877-724-7800. Whether you have a case or not, we can give you peace of mind that you did what you should to get justice. Find out today.