Transvaginal Mesh and Slings Cause Pain and Suffering
In July 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a medical alert containing strong warnings of injury risks associated with polypropylene transvaginal mesh and related pelvic and bladder support products.
Implanted in mesh, tape and sling forms, these products were intended to treat the conditions — stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The recent FDA report culminated several years of prior investigation and followed a previous alert, prompting many victims of “erosion” (splitting of the skin) and other serious complications to consider legal action against the product manufacturers.
Patient reports and FDA warnings have referenced:
• Severe pain
• Erosion (protrusion of the mesh or tape through skin) and infection
• Potential for organ or blood vessel perforation
• Increased severity of urinary problems
• Need for corrective surgery
Medical product manufacturers that have marketed these mesh, sling and similar products include American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson.
Complications From Pelvic and Bladder Prolapse Treatment? Our Lafayette Attorneys Will Offer Clear, Sound Counsel
At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our attorneys have extensive experience in pharmaceutical litigation and other product liability claims. We have led and participated in some of the most prominent class-action lawsuits in Louisiana history, and we stand fully prepared to handle multidistrict litigation (MDL). No case is too complex and no opponent too formidable for our long-standing consumer litigation firm.
Our Lafayette, Louisiana, lawyers know legal options for victims of transvaginal mesh and bladder sling complications. We are prepared to evaluate your case thoroughly and determine the best path available to obtain fair compensation if you have a valid claim. You can depend on caring treatment and balanced, informed legal guidance.
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