The product liability lawyers at The Dunken Law Firm are reviewing potential cases on behalf of women in New Mexico who have suffered transvaginal mesh injuries in the following cities and throughout the state:
If you or someone you love is suffering serious complications after a surgical procedure to correct a pelvic floor disorder, you may have the right to seek compensation. Discuss your case with a lawyer at The Dunken Law Firm today. Contact us and receive a free initial consultation.
Accepted as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), transvaginal mesh was constructed to act as a permanent support system for weakened muscles and organs. In POP repair, the surgical mesh is used to strengthen a woman’s pelvic wall and keep organs in place instead of letting them drop (prolapse) into the vagina. Whereas, in SUI treatment, the mesh is used as a sling and situated on the bladder neck or urethra in order to prevent incontinence.
There are risks of side effects involved in either procedure, but many alarming complications have been associated with transvaginal mesh being used in POP repair. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated in a 2011 safety alert that the benefits of using mesh do not clearly surpass POP treatments that don’t involve the medical device and that actually, the potential risks may be higher.
Following a transvaginal mesh procedure, patients will typically experience symptoms such as pain and bleeding that will fade within six weeks. Symptoms such as chronic pain or pain during physical activities or intercourse that lasts for months after, can point to a serious complication. Potential serious complications that have been reported include:
Preventable injuries, such as those caused by transvaginal mesh, that are a result of manufacturers who failed to properly research the product’s design or provide adequate warnings for consumers or the medical community may be liable for damages.
Manufacturers may attempt to evade liability by claiming their devices were in compliance with FDA regulations, as well as place partial or complete blame on you by asserting that you were aware of the risks involved. A lawyer, experienced in these types of cases, will have the knowledge of what evidence needs to be gathered in order to prove your claim and successfully collect the following damages:
The four largest manufacturers of transvaginal mesh that may be liable are:
Call The Dunken Law Firm to schedule a free consultation so we may evaluate your case and advise you on the best route for pursuing compensation.