Pelvic Mesh Attorneys in New York and New Jersey
Transvaginal mesh products, also known as vaginal mesh and pelvic mesh, have has been on the market for decades and have been implanted into hundreds of thousands of women. Transvaginal mesh, which is surgically implanted to repair conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), is used to support weakened vaginal wall, urethra or bladder neck in repair procedures. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in April 2019 that it could not guarantee the long-term safety or efficacy of any vaginal mesh products and ordered the remaining manufacturers to present a plan to pull the product off of the market after the companies failed to provide evidence to address safety concerns.
Pelvic mesh has been linked for years to devastating life-long injuries and even death due to complications. More than 100,000 women have sued over transvaginal mesh devices because of symptoms such as persistent vaginal bleeding and discharge, chronic pelvic pain, and pain during sex.
Complications with Pelvic Transvaginal Mesh Devices Used for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence Repair
According to the Cleveland Clinic, the most common complications associated with the use of pelvic surgical mesh are:
- Vaginal mesh erosion: This is the most common complication following the use of surgical mesh devices to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Non-absorbable synthetic surgical mesh, such as that made of polypropylene or polyester, can break down or wear away over time. Part of the mesh may become exposed or protrude through the vagina
- Vaginal mesh contraction: Shortening or tightening of the mesh over time can cause vaginal shortening, tightening, or pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urinary problems
- Tearing of organs
- Pelvic organ prolapse that returns
- Emotional problems
Common Vaginal Mesh Products
There are a number of vaginal mesh products that have been promoted and marketed and sold to healthcare providers, hospitals and medical facilities. Some of these devices have caused serious personal injury:
- Tyco IVS Tunneller
- Gynecare Prolift
- Prolift mtm
- Tvt Secure
- Caldera Sling
- Caldera Desara Pelvis Mesh
- Bard Pelvisoft
- Bard Pelvilace
Compensation for Your Recovery
Medical bills: Medical bills can be expensive and we work to get you compensation for all of your care.
Lost income: You shouldn’t have to worry about providing for your family while you are dealing with recovering from a faulty medical device. We work to get the financial burden off of your back to make your recovery less stressful.
Pain and suffering: This kind of invasive, painful, personal medical crisis can take a toll on you, both physically and mentally. We can’t undo the past, but we can help make your future as comfortable as possible.
Pelvic Mesh Lawyers Serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, New York and New Jersey
If you have been injured by a transvaginal mesh implant, our experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate medical device attorneys will fight for you to receive the compensation that you deserve for what has happened to you. We handle transvaginal mesh and all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no attorney fees unless we collect money for you. Contact us to discuss your situation with one of our knowledgeable medical device attorneys by calling 718-509-6816 or contact us online today.