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Vaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers

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here are terrible and serious complications that occur when Defective Vaginal Mesh is used on unsuspecting victims.  In July 2011 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found out and announced that the complications caused by the Vaginal Mesh are common and definitely NOT rare.  If you have complications from a surgery to help with either stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapsed (POP), and you have Vaginal Mesh implanted as a part of that repair surgery, you need our help.  Please call to speak with our vaginal mesh injury lawyers right away.

Why Vaginal Mesh?

Vaginal mesh is a surgical tool used to help repair female health issues.  The tool is actually a surgical mesh that is implanted surgically. The way it is implanted is through a small cut made within the vaginal area.  Then there are two additional cuts made in the groin.  The surgical implanted device, called Vaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh, is put into the body extending from the cut in the groin toward the cut in the vagina, near the urethra.  Then it is fed back though the second incision.  This caused the mesh patch to look like a hammock.  The hammock of mesh then is supposed to support the area near the urethra.  This is often called a “sling system” or a “bladder sling” and was created to put additional support in the vaginal and groin area.  Once the sling is in place it is optimally used to restart normal urinary function.  The doctor is supposed to be able to adjust the mesh tension to stop any suffered urine leakage.  Once the mesh is in the right place, the surgeon will close and bandage the incisions, allowing the body to heal with the mesh sling in place.

Surgeons will tell you this is a “minimally invasive procedure” and should be able to be performed in less than an hour. They want you back home that same evening, so it is considered an out-patient surgery.  In theory, this is an excellent solution to some common female health issues.  In reality, using defective mesh will cause much more harm than good.

Defective Vaginal Mesh Injuries

Women with defective mesh will suffer from severe complications, and those complications may not be easily corrected.  Some of the complications include erosion of the mesh into the vagina, terrible and reoccurring infection, unyielding pain, fistulas, vaginal scarring and an inability to have intercourse due to severe pain.

Defective Vaginal Mesh Claims

Almost all vaginal mesh claims are product liability claims.  They are not usually based in medical malpractice because the doctors did not fail to perform the surgery correctly — the mesh product itself was defective.  If you had surgical mesh implanted, and you were injured by defective vaginal mesh, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

We are working to force the makers of defective mesh products to be held responsible for the damages their defective product caused.  The most common treatment to correct the effects of defective vaginal mesh is surgery, and many times correction is through multiple surgeries.  Yet, even with multiple surgical interventions to correct the effects of the mesh, there can be severe permanent injuries.  You will need to bring a claim against the mesh manufacturer for compensation to repay you for medical treatment, lost wages, and any lost quality to your life, including pain and suffering damages and more.

Don’t Wait

The are statute of limitations (legal time limits) as well as other legal issues that force people injured by vaginal mesh to act quickly.  The best way to learn about your rights is by calling a vaginal mesh lawyer.  It is important that you act quickly. Talking to a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of defective vaginal mesh right away can protect your legal rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured by vaginal mesh, please call the LaBovick Law Group. Our toll free number is:  888-777-3884, or you can fill out a free case evaluation here.

All of the initial consultations with a LaBovick Law Group defective vaginal mesh lawyer are FREE. Remember, due to the law, you must file your claim in the proper court before the applicable deadline.  Please call right away.  Ensure that you do not waive your rights!

The LaBovick Law Group is investigating Transvaginal Mesh cases for women who had these defective mesh implants for their Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).  If you had complications after surgery, we want to evaluate your claim.  If you have felt or reported any of the following significant complications:

  • Exposure or Erosion of the Mesh patch.
  • Protrusion of the Mesh Patch.
  • Pain or Infection or any post operative bleeding
  • Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Organ problems or tearing (also called Organ Perforation)
  • Vaginal deformation similar to scarring or even shrinking tissue

July 13, 2011 – FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Recently, the FDA issued an important UPDATE to its prior Public Health Notification (dated October 20, 2008).  This time, the FDA cautioned both health care providers and patients, stating that serious complications associated with the use of surgical mesh were not rare.  This is a much stronger position than the FDA’s 2008 position where the agency described these complications as “rare.”  This update was supported by the fact that the FDA had recieved some 2,874 adverse event reports since 2008.  The FDA continues to monitor the safety and efficacy of these products that are causing painful and debilitating complications.

October 20, 2008 – FDA Public Health Notification: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence

In October of 2008, the FDA issued notice that the agency had recieved some 1,000 reports of adverse events related to the use of transvaginal surgical mesh.  The FDA advised that, “[a]though rare, these complications can have serious consequences.”

FDA Reevaluating Vaginal Mesh Implants
Los Angeles Times – July 14, 2011
The FDA says there is little evidence that the implants, used to strengthen vaginal tissue, improve pelvic organ prolapse and warns that patients are exposed to a number of serious risks. The agency releases an updated advisory after a rise in reported complications, and is calling for a reassessment.

FDA: Complications from mesh for pelvic organ prolapse ‘not rare’
The Washington Post – July 14, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement Wednesday about the use of synthetic mesh in transvaginal surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse. In addition to updating concerns about the mesh’s safety and efficacy in correcting prolapse, the agency said that, contrary to its stance in its 2008 report on the matter, complications from use of the mesh in treating prolapse are “not rare.”.

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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic or biologic material permanently implanted in women to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence. Women might undergo the surgical procedure following birth to repair the weakened vaginal wall. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that transvaginal mesh, regardless of manufacturer, can expose patients to health risks such as the erosion of the product into surrounding areas of the pelvis and pelvic organs. Part of the product can become implanted as intended to strengthen the vaginal wall while some of it is not absorbed into the tissue. If complications arise as a result, removal of the implant can be complicated and costly. Other health issues could develop.

Pelvic Mesh/Bladder Sling RECALL

If you or a loved one has suffered from Transvaginal Mesh or an IVC filter, contact us for a free case evaluation by a qualified Civil Justice Prosecutor to discuss your case.

IVC Filter

Bard IVC filters are tiny blood clot filter devices that were designed to prevent blood clots from traveling from the lower body to the lungs.  Patients often are given a Bard IVC filter if they are deemed to be at significant risk of suffering from a pulmonary embolism and can’t take anticoagulants. Bard Recovery Inferior Vena Cava filters, also known as Bard IVC filters and Bard G2 IVC filters, have been linked to a higher chance of failure and migration.  When the arms or struts of the Bard IVC filters rupture or break loose while they are still inside the body serious injury or even death may result.

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