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Pittsburgh Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers

Transvaginal mesh complications can include intense pain and vaginal scarring on top of urinary incontinence and many more severe problems.

Transvaginal mesh is also known as vaginal mesh, a bladder sling or pelvic sling, and is used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women by reinforcing the vaginal walls. It is also used to treat hernias, its original purpose.

Complications arise when the synthetic material of the mesh erodes or shrinks after surgery.

Because of this, thousands of lawsuits have been filed in the past few years against the manufacturers of vaginal mesh who failed to thoroughly test their products or warn patients of the hazards.

Ethicon, owned by Johnson & Johnson, discontinued selling several Gynecare mesh products after hundreds of lawsuits were filed. These products include Gynecare Prolift Kit, Gynecare Prolift + M Kit, Gynecare TVT Secure and Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System Kit.

Several other manufacturers have had complaints and lawsuits filed against their vaginal mesh products including American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific, Covidien, C.R. Bard, and Ethicon.

If you feel that you have suffered injuries after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, contact the defective medical device attorneys at SMT Legal immediately for a free case evaluation.

You should not have to pay for added medical bills, lost time at work or other pain and suffering because an overzealous medical device manufacturer did not properly test their products before pushing them to market or neglected to effectively explain the risks associated with their product.

We understand that you may have many questions about what went wrong with your surgery and how you can hold the negligent manufacturer responsible for your injuries. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – we never charge a fee unless we are able to win money for you.


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Pittsburgh Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

FDA Warnings On Vaginal Mesh

Because so many women have filed complaints about the injuries they endured after receiving transvaginal mesh implants, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued several warnings to the public about the hazards of transvaginal mesh. One warning is titled “Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: FDA Safety Communication”.

More recently the FDA also released an alert regarding the complications of surgical mesh for hernia repairs, saying the “complications include adverse reactions to the mesh, adhesions (when the loops of the intestines adhere to each other or the mesh), and injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels”.

The report also lists infection, chronic pain and hernia recurrence as possible other complications.

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    Injuries From Defective Vaginal Mesh Products

    Women have reported several injuries and pain from transvaginal mesh products including the following injuries and symptoms:

    • Vaginal infection
    • Bleeding
    • Bladder perforation
    • Bowel perforation
    • Blood vessel perforation
    • Pain or difficulties during sexual intercourse
    • Mesh erosion
    • Bowel problems
    • Pelvic hemorrhaging
    • Vaginal pain
    • Pelvic pain
    • Urinary incontinence and other urinary problems
    • Pelvic organ prolapse recurrence
    • SUI recurrence
    • Vaginal scarring
    • Heart attacks
    • Wrongful death

    These injuries mostly require immediate medical attention and oftentimes additional surgery is recommended to the patient.

    Responsibility Of Vaginal Mesh Manufacturers

    In many transvaginal mesh cases the manufacturer did not properly test their products, causing pain and agony for thousands of people (and death to at least seven people).

    If you have suffered injuries due to a defective transvaginal mesh implant, do not sign anything without speaking to a lawyer first. Our consultations are absolutely free – don’t give up your rights without first speaking to an attorney.

    SMT Legal: The Difference Makers

    We are aggressive and compassionate medical malpractice attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA who understand your rights and how to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve – medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, future lost wages and other damages.

    Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to really listen and fully understand the surrounding circumstances around your injuries. We will thoroughly investigate your case and speak with medical professionals to build a strong and winnable case.

    We will fight the vaginal mesh manufacturers aggressively and we will do it on a contingency basis meaning that you will not owe us anything unless we win your case. There is no fee in simply talking to us and letting us hear your story. We are here to listen and to answer your questions.

    Our primary goal is to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries or the injuries or death of your loved one. We will give your case the personal attention you deserve and do everything possible to help you find justice for your injuries.

    Our attorneys are not just here to collect a paycheck – we are here to make a difference.

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    SMT Legal attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.

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