Suffering injury as the result of defective or improperly implanted transvaginal mesh is unacceptable and undeserved. If you’ve been injured by transvaginal mesh, you may have the right to take legal action and the attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can help. Your recovery and future well-being are too important to leave up to chance, call us today at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your situation with one of our New York personal injury attorneys for free.
All medical procedures and devices come with risks, but injury caused by preventable negligence is a different situation. Medical device manufacturers as well as medical professionals have a responsibility to ensure patient safety. You deserve to be well-informed and we can provide you with the information you need.
Transvaginal mesh can create several complications that may point to manufacturer or even medical negligence. But even if you haven’t experienced the problems described below, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. With a free consultation, you have nothing to lose. Call us, tell us about your experience, and we will help you understand your legal rights and options.
Transvaginal mesh is surgical mesh, made of non-absorbable synthetic or absorbable biologic material, implanted through an incision in the vagina. It is used to repair and/or strengthen weakened or damaged tissue commonly attributed to pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Unfortunately, transvaginal mesh implantation has been shown to cause serious complications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 3,500 reports of adverse events related to transvaginal mesh, including:
- Erosion through vaginal epithelium;
- Recurrence of incontinence or organ prolapse; and
- Urinary problems.
Not only could transvaginal mesh cause the above problems, but patients would then have to undergo additional treatment to repair the damage. These treatments may include blood transfusions, drainage of abscesses or hematomas, IV therapy, and/or additional surgery. Not only may these additional treatments cause further pain and suffering, but they would also threaten the financial security and future quality of life of the patient. The financial, physical, and emotional burdens caused by a defective medical product or medical negligence should not be yours to carry.
As a patient, you trust the medical professionals who recommend certain procedures and the medical devices chosen to complete the procedure. If you have undergone a transvaginal mesh procedure that caused you injury, suffering, and/or unnecessary revision surgery or treatment, your trust has been betrayed and you deserve justice. To find out if you have a case, contact our NY product liability lawyers as soon as possible. The time you have to take legal action is limited and the sooner you find out about your options, the better.