We Can Stand Up To The Manufacturers Of Defective Transvaginal Mesh

Have you had pelvic organ prolapse surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery? Have you suffered complications due to the transvaginal mesh used in the procedure? If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of transvaginal mesh, you may be entitled to compensation.

At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we help patients who have suffered transvaginal mesh injuries obtain compensation from powerful manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson and Bard.

If you or a loved one was injured, call our office in Charleston, West Virginia, at 304-881-0652 for your free consultation.

What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal surgical mesh received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. It is a medical implant, usually made of plastic, with a net-like structure. It is surgically implanted into the vaginal wall to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Vaginal mesh implants can include bladder slings and tension-free vaginal tape (TVT).

In July 2011, the FDA issued a statement warning of the risk of serious complications such as infection and mesh erosion. By that time, it was already too late for many patients who had suffered serious complications and irreparable harm.

Mesh Implants Cause Erosion And Other Potentially Permanent Injuries

Transvaginal mesh implants can cause serious complications, even when doctors follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use. Women who have transvaginal mesh implants can develop serious problems such as:

  • Vaginal wall erosion and scarring
  • Pain and bleeding
  • Infection
  • Perforations of the bladder, bowel or blood vessels
  • Urinary problems

The damage is real. The pain is real. The complications are difficult and expensive to repair. Some women need revision surgeries to remove the mesh and repair the damage. However, surgery does not always correct the problems, leaving some patients with a lifetime of pain and other medical issues.

Contact Our Lawyers To Learn About Defective Vaginal Mesh Cases

To schedule a free consultation, please call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., in Charleston at 304-881-0652 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with an attorney.