Transvaginal mesh is a medical product used for treatment of conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, Transvaginal mesh does not always work as it is supposed to after it is implanted into your body. Worse, the mesh can cause serious side effects including puncture of the bladder, bowel or intestines.
If you or a loved one has had a medical procedure using transvaginal mesh and you are experiencing side effects, you should be aware that you may have the right to sue Johnson & Johnson or other manufacturers or distributors of Transvaginal mesh products. A lawsuit can help you to recover the compensation that Massachusetts law guarantees to individuals who are harmed as a result of a defective medical device. However, in many cases, it will be necessary to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer to get the compensation you deserve. The knowledgeable legal professionals at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC can help in any transvaginal mesh lawsuit and we always offer free consultations to clients. Contact us today online or via phone at (617) 367-2900 to learn more.Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects and Lawsuits
Stress urinary incontinence is a medical problem in which you are not able to control the flow of urine and may urinate involuntarily as a result of sneezing, laughing or other bodily movements. Pelvic organ prolapse involves organs around the pelvis shifting and encroaching on the walls of the vagina. Both conditions can occur in women as a result of pregnancy, age or other factors. Transvaginal mesh was used as a treatment for these conditions by essentially creating a sling to support the pelvic organs along the uterus, vagina, rectum, bowel, bladder or urethra.
Unfortunately, transvaginal mesh products turned out to create more problems than they solved in many cases. Once implanted during surgery, the mesh sometimes began to erode. The mesh was also likely to cause an infection at the site where it had been implanted. Incontinence, bleeding and pain during sexual intercourse were some problems associated with the transvaginal mesh as were vaginal scarring; a punctured bladder, intestines or other organ; and recurring pelvic organ prolapse. Often, the only way to resolve these or other side effects associated with the mesh is through a surgical procedure- or sometimes multiple surgical procedure- if they can even be corrected.
Because of the significant adverse consequences and the often difficult and painful means of correcting transvaginal mesh problems, many women who were treated by the use of the mesh in surgery have begun to file lawsuits that led to a class action. Joining a class action is one option for recovering compensation for transvaginal mesh side effects; however, you may also file your own lawsuit with the help of your personal injury attorney in order to enjoy greater control over the outcome of your case.
To learn more about how a Boston personal injury lawyer can help you if you are suffering from transvaginal mesh complications, contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC today at (617) 367-2900 or online.