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Vaginal Mesh

It is extremely common for women to deal with issues related to their pelvis and urinary tract following childbirth. One solution that doctors have been using since the 1970's has been vaginal mesh (also referred to as a bladder sling) to help combat issues related to Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). What vaginal mesh was supposed to do was help to enforce these weakened muscles and hold everything in place. What vaginal mesh was not supposed to do was deteriorate in the body. Unfortunately, the solution many women sought became a medical nightmare when the deteriorating mesh began to cause serious medical problems not long after it was put in place.

Medical Issues With Transvaginal Mesh

Mesh erosion occurs when pieces of the vaginal mesh begin to splinter off the mesh and perforate nearby organs. By far the most common issue with vaginal mesh (occurring in roughly 10% of patients), it can cause major complications for the patient including internal bleeding and infections related to urine and fecal matter entering the blood stream. Like many of the defective medical products we help our clients with, those injured by vaginal mesh erosion spend tens of thousands of dollars on additional surgeries and other medical fixes to undo the damage the mesh has done to them. Transvaginal Mesh manufacturers and their products include:

  • Ethicon (a division of Johnson & Johnson): Prolift, Gynemesh, TVT, Prolene
  • Island Biosurgical
  • American Medical Systems: Apogee, MiniArc Precise, Monarch, Perigree, Elevate, SPARC, MiniArc
  • Cook Medical: Surgisis Biodesign Anterior Pelvic Floor Grafts, Surgisis Biodesign Posterior Pelvic Floor Grafts, Surgisis Biodesign Vaginal Erosion Repair Graft, Biodesign Urethral Sling, Biodesign Tension-free Urethral Sling
  • Coloplast Corporate: Novasilk Synthetic Flat Mesh, Restorelle Smart Mesh, Exair Mesh, TOT Sling, Minitape Sling, Omnisure Sling, Surpris Suprapubic Sling, Centrasorb, 
  • Bard Davol: Avaulta, Avaulta Solo, Align, Adjust
  • And many others

In addition to manufacturer liability, doctors that failed to properly warn their patients of the dangerous side effects of vaginal mesh can also be held legally responsible. Medical cases are always complicated which is why working with an experienced attorney can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. 

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

If you are dealing with medical complications as a result of vaginal mesh, you are not alone and this is not a financial or physical burden that you should have to handle on your own. A personal injury lawsuit can help compensate you for the physical, professional and emotional toll this has taken on your life. To date, there have been thousands of lawsuits filed against the various vaginal mesh manufacturers. For instance, in 2015, an Indiana women injured by Ethicon vaginal mesh was awarded $12.2 million. Some of the potential damages available in a vaginal mesh lawsuit include:

  • Medical bills related to mesh issues, including revision surgery
  • Future medical bills and needs
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of spousal consortium

At Walch Law, we are here to help you every step of the way. We have an expansive network of medical experts to help ensure we present your best case possible. We only handle cases on a contingency fee basis so you will not be out of pocket for anything until we get you the money you deserve. All it takes is one call.

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