Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys
Lawyers Representing Women Nationwide Harmed by Transvaginal Mesh
Transvaginal mesh is an implantable material used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women. For more than a decade, women have reported serious complications from the use of transvaginal mesh. Many had to undergo one or more revision surgeries. Others were left permanently harmed.
Tens of thousands of women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh and bladder slings.
Attorneys Who Care About Women’s Health Issues
If you experienced complications after a POP or SUI surgery that involved implantable surgical mesh, you may be able to seek financial compensation. Please contact the attorneys of Salter Ferguson. Karen Salter is a registered nurse who is also an experienced attorney. Attorney Carmen Ferguson is a former insurance adjuster. Both of us understand what you and your family are going through. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Transvaginal mesh and bladder slings have been linked to a number of serious complications. The manufacturer has failed to properly design these products and adequately warn patients and doctors about their side effects, causing women to suffer complications such as:
- Hardening of the device
- Erosion of the vaginal wall
- Chronic discharge
- Bladder infections
- Extrusion of the device
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic pain
- Surgery to remove the device
- Implant erosion
- Vaginal pain
- Hole in bowel or bladder
- Other complications
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, first see your doctor, then contact our firm online. Timing is crucial. It is important that you do not wait.
FDA Alerts About Transvaginal Mesh Safety
The FDA issued safety alerts about transvaginal mesh in 2008. In a 2011 update, the FDA stated that it is “not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is any more effective than traditional (transvaginal surgery without mesh) … and may expose patients to greater risk.”
In 2016, the FDA reclassified surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) from a moderate-risk device (class II) to a high-risk device (class III). It also gave manufacturers of mesh that is currently on the market 30 months to submit proof from clinical trials that their products are safe and effective.
Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh
Dozens of companies make or made transvaginal mesh. Some have since withdrawn their products from the market. Among the largest manufacturers are C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Corporation, American Medical Systems and Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Some of these companies have begun to settle some of the thousands of lawsuits against them. There is still time, however, to take legal action for the damages you have suffered. To learn more, please contact our law firm online. From our office in Birmingham, we represent clients in personal injury cases throughout central Alabama. We handle cases involving transvaginal mesh and other defective products nationwide.