The Truth About Transvaginal Mesh
Are you or a loved one suffering from transvaginal mesh (TVM) or pelvic mesh complications? Unfortunately, some products that were designed to treat common pelvic and urinary conditions are not only failing – but subjecting patients to a range of side effects and injuries, many of which are life changing. Over the past year, a significant number of women have come forward reporting injuries from transvaginal mesh. In fact, according to recent research, approximately 3,000 new TVM lawsuits are still being filed each month. The compassionate pelvic mesh attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C. understand that that this is a private, but serious matter. Here are some common questions we receive about TVM and pelvic mesh lawsuits.
Why do women receive transvaginal/pelvic mesh?
Transvaginal/pelvic mesh devices were designed to treat two women’s health issues – pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence. These conditions, often linked to childbirth, affect thousands of women across the globe. Many of them are seeking relief from side effects such as:
- Incontinence (unintentional release of urine)
- Lower back/pelvic pain
- Pressure against the vaginal wall
- Pain during intercourse
What went wrong and who is at fault?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that some transvaginal mesh devices put women at greater risk for complications than other surgical options. Though many women blame their doctors, manufacturers should actually be held accountable. Companies like C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Corp. and Ethicon, Inc. are involved in lawsuits, defending their products that have harmed many women. As these companies are found liable for breaching their legal duties, patients may receive compensation for losses – including medical expenses, wages, quality of life and pain and suffering. When women come forward, companies are encouraged to test their products well and adequately warn patients of any major risks.
What are the common side effects involved with claims?
Women who come forward have cited a range of effects, including but not limited to:
- Vaginal/pelvic pain
- Urinary problems
- Mesh erosion
- Vaginal screening
- Revision surgery
- Inability to sit
- Blood vessel, bladder and bowel perforation
How can I take action?
If you are experiencing any of these side effects, do not be ashamed and do not suffer in silence. The experienced transvaginal mesh attorneys at Ward Black Law are representing women just like you – women who put their trust in big name medical products and experienced devastating results. Let us answer your questions and conduct a free, private case evaluation. Contact us today at (336) 333-2244 or toll-free at 1 (877) 256-1214. You may also reach us by email.