Transvaginal mesh is an extremely dangerous product that has caused tragic medical complications for countless women. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a surgical mesh sling, talk with an experienced lawyer from our firm.
At Bruno & Bruno, we have offices in New Orleans and Covington to represent clients in the South Shore and North Shore areas of Louisiana. Our attorneys have decades of experience. We will build a strong case and fight aggressively to get you the best compensation award available to you.
What Is A Surgical Mesh Sling?
Transvaginal mesh is a device surgically inserted into a woman's pelvic area to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). POP occurs when an internal organ such as the bladder drops from its original position if the muscles that hold it in place become weak and allow the organ to press against the vaginal or bowel wall. POP often results in pain or problems with bowel and bladder functions or interferes with sexual activity, while stress urinary incontinence (SUI) results in leakage of urine during moments of physical stress.
Have You Had Problems With A Mesh Sling?
Since 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 4,000 complaints of complications associated with surgical mesh devices, with more complaints anticipated. In many cases, these "bladder slings" or "pelvic slings" have shrunk or eroded after they were placed in the woman's body, causing organ perforation, pain, bleeding, infection and urinary incontinence.
In July 2011, the FDA issued a medical alert containing strong warnings of injury risks associated with transvaginal mesh and related pelvic and bladder support products. Because such a warning does not address the horrific complications resulting from defective mesh slings, lawsuits have been filed on behalf of injured women, and some trials have already concluded with multimillion-dollar jury awards for plaintiffs.
What Should I Do If I Have Had Problems With A Mesh Sling?
It is imperative that a medical evaluation be done if you are suffering from the symptoms of a failed mesh sling. Bruno & Bruno invites you to review its website to consider some of those symptoms. However, it is unfortunate that often the only recourse an injured woman has to deal with the financial burdens of additional medical bills and lost time at work is to file a lawsuit. With only a limited amount of time to protect yourself, it is essential to speak with an attorney to determine your rights.
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