Some women who received transvaginal mesh/sling products (also called pelvic mesh or vaginal mesh) have suffered from serious complications. From 2005 to 2010, there have been nearly 4,000 injuries reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the placement of a transvaginal mesh device.
A transvaginal mesh patch is a surgically implanted device that stretches across the vaginal wall to add extra support to damaged tissues. By adding strength to damaged vaginal walls, the vaginal mesh patches can be effective treatment for a number of conditions that may occur after childbirth and pregnancy. The conditions they are normally designed to correct include pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – a condition in which organs of the lower abdominal region slip out of place – and stress urinary incontinence, which is characterized by the inability to control urination. Unfortunately, the failure of these products can lead to the need for multiple operations to remove the mesh and to repair extensive damage caused by the products.
If you or a loved one have a transvaginal mesh patch and subsequently suffered any of the following problems you could have a substantial claim:
- Chronic vaginal drainage
- Erosion of the vaginal tissue
- Feeling as though something is protruding from the vagina
- Lower back pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- Pressure or feeling of “fullness” in the lower abdomen
- Reoccurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal infections
- Vaginal pain not related to intercourse
- Vaginal scarring
There are strict time deadlines for bringing such cases so you should immediately call the Solberg, Stewart & Miller law firm in Fargo at 237-3166 or toll free at 877-237-3166. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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