Defective vaginal mesh can lead to a lifetime of complications. In July 2011, the US FDA announced that vaginal mesh complications have become quite common. If you have complications from a surgery to help with either stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapsed (POP), and you have vaginal mesh implanted as a part of that repair surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Vaginal mesh was created to help repair female health issues through a basic, out-patient surgery. It's implanted through a small cut within the vaginal area. Two additional cuts are made in the groin, and the surgically-implanted device, called Vaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh, is placed as an extension from the cut in the groin connecting to the cut in the vagina, near the urethra. It is then fed back though the second incision, giving the look of a hammock. The hammock of mesh is supposed to support the area near the urethra, often called a “sling system” or a “bladder sling,” giving additional support to these areas of the female body. Once the sling is in place, it helps restart normal urinary function. The doctor should then have the ability to adjust the mesh tension as necessary to prevent any urinary leakage. Once the mesh is in the right place, the surgeon will close up the incisions, allowing the body to heal with the mesh sling in place.
As told by surgeons, this is supposed to be a “minimally invasive procedure,” performed in less than an hour. They want you back home that same evening, so it is considered an out-patient surgery. In theory, this is a great solution to a common problem, but in reality, using defective mesh will cause much more harm than good.
Defective Vaginal Mesh Injuries
Women with defective mesh will suffer from severe complications that are not easily corrected. Some of these complications include erosion of the mesh into the vagina, reoccurring infection, unyielding pain, fistulas, vaginal scarring and an inability to have intercourse due to severe pain.
The most common treatment to correct the effects of defective vaginal mesh is through multiple surgeries. Yet, even with multiple surgical interventions, there can be severe permanent injuries.
Defective Vaginal Mesh Claims
Almost all vaginal mesh claims are product liability claims. The doctors performed the surgery correctly, but the product was defective and failed. If you had surgical mesh implanted, and you were injured by this defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
We are working to force the makers of these defective mesh products to be held responsible for the damages their defective product caused. You will need to bring a claim against the mesh manufacturer to repay you for medical treatment, lost wages, and any lost quality to your life, including pain and suffering damages.
The are legal time limits in place for these types of claims that force people injured by vaginal mesh to act quickly. The best way to learn about your rights is by calling a vaginal mesh lawyer. It is important that you act quickly. Talking to a lawyer about your defective vaginal mesh right away can help protect your rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured by vaginal mesh, please call the LaBovick Law Group. We have attorneys who have been trained to concentrate on defective vaginal mesh cases. Our toll free number is: 866-613-7387, or you can fill out a free case evaluation here.
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Remember, due to the law, you must file your claim in the proper court before the applicable deadline. Please call right away, and ensure that you do not waive your rights!