Vaginal mesh, also known as transvaginal mesh, has been linked to a number of serious, potentially fatal injuries including infection, excruciating pain and perforation of the bladder, bowel or blood vessels.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as a result of a complication with vaginal mesh following surgery, you should know that you have rights. At Chaffin Luhana LLP, we serve as tireless advocates for consumers injured by dangerous products.
We represent injured women across the country in their transvaginal mesh claims and fight to ensure they recover the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. To discuss your injury with an experienced vaginal mesh lawyer, contact Chaffin Luhana LLP today.
What is Vaginal Mesh?
Vaginal mesh will typically be placed transvaginally in women being treated for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Designed to protect the area, vaginal mesh is placed along the vaginal wall during surgery. It is intended to stay there permanently.
Dangers of Vaginal Mesh
To date, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 1,000 women have reported suffering serious complications as a result of vaginal mesh. Due to the large number of injuries linked to the product, the FDA issued a public health alert to warn consumers about the potential risk of complications.
At the same time the FDA issued the alert, which was in October of 2008, the agency also suggested that physicians get more training to prevent more women from sustaining injuries. Injuries may occur during insertion or from mesh erosion. Some women may need additional surgery to correct the complications.
Vaginal mesh injuries may include:
- Severe pain
- Urinary, bowel or blood vessel perforation
- Reoccurrence of the same problem the patient was being treated for
Vaginal mesh lawyers have been investigating lawsuits on behalf of women who have sustained injuries from vaginal mesh. Vaginal mesh attorneys believe that some models may be defective, causing serious vaginal mesh side effects. Defective transvaginal mesh may include the Bard Avaulta Biosynthetic and Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic Support Systems, among others.
Contact a Vaginal Mesh Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered severe vaginal mesh side effects, you may have a legal claim allowing you to seek compensation for your injuries and losses through a vaginal mesh lawsuit. To find out if you qualify to seek damages, you should consult with an experienced vaginal mesh lawyer at Chaffin Luhana LLP today. Founded with a commitment to helping injured consumers, our law firm is available to represent injured women across the country.
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