Transvaginal mesh and bladder slings were first developed to address serious health conditions such as Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. However, In 2011 the FDA announced that due to the large number of reports of adverse reactions, transvaginal mesh posed serious risks of life altering problems to patients, including the reoccurrence of prolapse, vaginal erosion, infection, and other painful problems that can affect the functioning of bowels or bladder, cause pain during urination, and lead to an inability to have sex or perform other normal functions such as sitting or walking.
Although many women were told that the risks from the implant would be minimal, the mesh can begin to wear away the lining of the vaginal wall, or cause complications very soon after the surgery.
Women who have experienced complications from a transvaginal mesh implant often must undergo multiple procedures including removal of the mesh and hysterectomy. Although many women are able to enjoy significant relief of symptoms after the removal procedure, unfortunately, removal procedures do not always relieve the symptoms.
Over 18,000 individual lawsuits have been filed against transvaginal mesh manufacturers. Several women have already received judgments or settlements for the harm they suffered due to the vaginal mesh implant.
Damages that may be recoverable from a transvaginal mesh lawsuit include medical expenses, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. Loss of consortium can also bring additional damages if a woman cannot be intimate with her partner in the same way.
To learn whether you are eligible to participate in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit contact a Palm Beach County transvaginal mesh attorney to explain your legal options. The defective medical device attorneys of the Law Offices of William E. Johnson, P.A. can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. To learn more about Palm Beach County mesh lawsuits call the Law Offices of William E. Johnson, P.A. at 561-832-4848. We serve Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and all of South Florida.