Women who have been injured by the use of transvaginal mesh have the legal right to recover for their economic and non-economic losses that have occurred as a result. Because every case is different, victims should be certain to discuss their situation with an attorney familiar with transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
In recent years, many serious safety issues have come to light regarding the use of transvaginal mesh to treat certain medical conditions. In response to safety concerns, several manufacturers of vaginal mesh products have pulled their products from the market. Even so, patients continue to come forward with health issues, sometimes from procedures that were performed years ago. Among the conditions that transvaginal mesh is used to treat are Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). In the treatment of both conditions, the mesh is used to repair damaged or weakened tissues in keep pelvic organs in place or support the urethra.
According to a Safety Communication issued by the Federal Food and Drug Administration,
complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh are “not rare.” Among the issues that often arise with the use of transvaginal mesh is erosion of the mesh, which can cause a number of serious complications, including pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, vaginal shortening, and vaginal tightening. In some cases, these complications become so severe as to require additional surgeries to correct the problems.
Compensation for a Variety of Injuries
Because of the widespread nature of these problems, numerous lawsuits have been filed against many of the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. In many cases, women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh can file individual lawsuits to obtain compensation. Among the kinds of losses that may be compensable in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit are:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost income;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Loss of quality of life.
Discuss Your Case with an Attorney
Because every case is different, the damages that may be available in your transvaginal mesh case will be unique to your circumstances. Consequently, it is important for you to discuss your potential case with an experienced transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers of Lopez McHugh LLP are committed to helping people injured by defective medical devices recover for their injuries. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.