There are numerous news reports surfacing regarding recent TransVaginal mesh settlements. Most of the settlements have been awarded in the seven figure arena, with a recent one settling for $2 million (against C.R. Bard) and another one before that settling for $11 million (against Ethicon Gynecare). The settlements and lawsuits that preceded them are a result of defective surgical mesh being placed in women to treat a disorder called pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
POP occurs when the muscles supporting organs like the rectum, bladder and uterus become too weak to provide adequate support. The result is that these organs can literally fall downwards and into the vagina. Surgical mesh has been designed to be placed internally in women who are suffering, intended to provide support. However, defective mesh has resulted in hardening and breakdown, resulting in a number of complications post surgery.
Complications Associated with Defective TransVaginal Mesh
There are numerous complications that patients should be aware of, and that could be indicative of defective TransVaginal mesh.
- Abnormal bleeding from vagina
- Painful urination
- Pain during sex
- Discomfort in pelvic region
- Rectal bleeding
- Repeat bladder infections
Could You Be a Candidate for TransVaginal Mesh Settlements?
The only way to know if you are candidate for bringing forth civil action is by speaking to a qualified and experienced attorney. The first step should be taken for that of your health, by seeing your doctor and getting a full examination. Upon conclusion of the results of your examination, your doctor can advise you as to whether or not your mesh is defective. If you have defective mesh and are suffering from complications as a result, an attorney can help you take the steps necessary to become a candidate for TransVaginal mesh settlements.