Have you undergone transvaginal mesh surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or other problems? Did you suffer serious side effects as a result? If so, you may be eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit and obtain compensation.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors have a duty to provide safe and effective products to patients. Unfortunately, defective medical devices and some of the pharmaceutical industry’s most dangerous drugs make their way into the market and find their way to the consumer, even when those in charge know the dangers. These defective products put your body at risk and make your health worse off than it was before treatment. A transvaginal mesh lawyer can help you hold negligent parties accountable for your suffering.
FDA Warning Unheeded
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health warning citing safety concerns about transvaginal surgical mesh based on manufacturer reports. Despite this warning, doctors and hospitals continue to implant these harmful transvaginal mesh devices in women, and pharmaceutical companies continue to market and sell these products to medical professionals, despite knowing the risks of using them.
Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Complications
Transvaginal surgical mesh has caused a multitude of painful complications in women, including:
- Organ perforation, including punctured bladder, intestines and bowels
- Urinary problems
- Organ prolapse, including recurrent vaginal prolapse
- Vaginal bleeding and infection
- Vaginal scarring
- Mesh erosion and extrusion
Often, women must have additional costly and painful surgeries to correct these problems; they may also require pain medication, antibiotics and transfusions to treat infection and blood loss. These complications have a high monetary cost and a high emotional cost.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits on the Rise
Many women have already filed suit against the manufacturers and distributors of these transvaginal mesh products. If you have had any complications from your vaginal mesh implant and you have missed work and incurred additional medical expenses to repair the damage, you can fight to recover that money. Women who have suffered injuries because of transvaginal surgical mesh may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses incurred because of the defective implant. Victims may be able to join a class action suit with other injured women.
The Santa Rosa class action lawyers at Edgar Law Firm are experienced in fighting against big corporations, particularly drug companies. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing clients with knowledgeable and experienced yet compassionate legal counsel. Your health is an emotional and sensitive issue, and medical complications are painful and expensive. Let us help you recover on your behalf. Contact our Santa Rosa class action attorneys right now for a free consultation: (800) 545-6409.