Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The verdicts are coming in and many plaintiffs who have suffered injuries from transvaginal mesh, pelvic tape, or a bladder sling are finally obtaining justice. Unfortunately, if you are a victim of surgical mesh implant injuries and have not reached out to your attorney, your time may be running out. Many states have a statute of limitations which will prevent some victims from collecting compensation for their injuries. Don’t let this happen to you. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries from transvaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, or a bladder sling, contact Goldstein Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz today to discuss your legal options. Our law firm will provide a free consultation to discuss your claim and determine what can be done to protect your rights.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh implant that has been used to help women who have suffered from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is when a pelvic organ, such as your cervix, uterus, vagina, bladder, etc. is no longer supported by the muscles and tissue of the pelvic floor, causing the organ to drop, or prolapse. When treating pelvic organ prolapse, the surgical mesh is inserted through the vagina, hence the term transvaginal mesh. This mesh, or net-like material can be implanted during a hysterectomy or as a separate surgery.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the unintentional release or leakage of urine. This occurs during activity or physical movement such as exercising, running, sneezing, coughing, etc. When treating stress urinary incontinence, a transvaginal mesh, also known as a bladder sling is implanted. Stress urinary incontinence can also occur in men after a prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate, although this is rare. Since pregnancy and childbirth weaken pelvic muscles, women are more prone to suffering from SUI.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
As with any surgical procedure, there are chances of complications. Transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products have been linked to many severe and life threatening side effects. Some of these complications or side effects include:
- Severe pain
- Infection and abscess
- Mesh extrusion
- Mesh contraction
- Erosion through the vaginal tissue
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Reoccurrence of prolapse
What Can You Do?
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries from transvaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, or a bladder sling, contact Goldstein Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz today to discuss your legal options. Our law firm will provide a free consultation to discuss your claim and determine what can be done to protect your rights. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. provides a full complement of legal services to clients in its Fort Myers (two locations to serve you), Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres, and Port Charlotte offices. For more information call 239-334-1146 to set up your free consultation.