Medical products and procedures are supposed to make our lives better, not worse. But, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Just ask the thousands of women from throughout the U.S. who have suffered because of damage caused by transvaginal mesh and bladder slings.
Transvaginal mesh and bladder slings were developed to be used to permanently treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. However, instead of getting relief, many women suffered from serious complications caused by the products.
Complications caused by vaginal mesh products
Common complications include:
- chronic pain
- recurrence of the original condition
- pain during intercourse
In many cases, the complications occurred during the surgical procedure to implant the mesh or shortly after the mesh was implanted. Additional painful surgeries are often required in effort to fix the problems caused by the mesh.
At this point, the mesh products have not been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems (AMS), even though women continue to be injured. Therefore, the number of women who have been injured continues to grow.
What women injured by vaginal mesh can do
If you have suffered during or after having a transvaginal mesh device or bladder sling installed, you should know that you are not alone in your suffering and that you may be entitled to compensation.
Women from all over the country have been successful at filing legal claims against the makers of the defective products, and they have been compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Medical device manufacturers should not get away with selling products that are defective and dangerous. They should put safety over profit.
If you decide to take a stand and show these huge manufacturers that your life matters, make sure to work with a law firm that will not charge you unless your claim is successful. The last thing you need to worry about with mounting medical bills and health concerns is legal fees.