Delray Beach POP & SUI Surgery Lawyer
As many are aware, there can be severe complications after a person experiences childbirth or a hysterectomy, or goes into menopause, given the massive hormone shifts in the body. In many cases, medical professionals choose to fix these issues with a product called transvaginal mesh. However, in recent years, transvaginal mesh has been linked to a large amount of complications post-surgery that can lead to serious health issues. You may be eligible for compensation if you have experienced problems after implantation. Our Delray Beach POP & SUI surgery lawyers at the Leifer Law Firm are here to assist you with your case.
Transvaginal Mesh Not Safe For All
Mesh has been used as a way to shore up weak muscles in various parts of the body for decades, but transvaginal implantation is relatively recent, only hitting its most popular point in the late 2000s. Two of the most common uses for mesh products is in helping those who experienced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after surgery or childbirth, with the majority of patients being cisgender women. At first, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration reported rare incidences of complications after implantation, but after 2011 (when the reports of major issues became more frequent) this was updated to report potential major complications.
Since that point, transvaginal mesh has been classified as a high-risk medical device (where it was formerly seen as low to medium-risk). However, many bladder slings, which also use transvaginal mesh to keep the bladder in position after surgery has weakened the muscles, have not been classified as such despite sharing similar makeup. This state of affairs has persisted despite updates to the product and also more and more companies which have manufactured items of this type.
What Are Your Options?
The possible complications stemming from transvaginal mesh implants to repair POP and SUI are potentially severe, though some research reports that SUI-related complications are less common than those seen after attempted POP repair. Examples include organ perforation, urinary issues, infection, bleeding, and in some cases, mesh erosion (when the device pushes gradually through the vaginal wall, sometimes winding up embedded in other organs or even visible externally). If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is imperative that you look into seeking compensation, to ensure that any future medical bills can be paid.
Know that if you have qualms about initiating a lawsuit against the manufacturer of your implant, or against any other defendant related to your injury, that you are not alone. As of 2016, as many as 49,000 lawsuits alleging defective mesh have been filed in federal courts, each with a similar story. While no lawsuit is guaranteed to produce a liability finding, it is very possible that your injuries will be duly compensated, and consulting a knowledgeable attorney on the subject will cost nothing but time. You deserve to not suffer, if at all possible.
Don’t Delay – Call Our POP & SUI Surgery Lawyers Today
The field of defective product litigation can be difficult, but in many cases it is worth trying, simply because no one deserves to be in pain through no fault of their own. If you have questions, or you believe you may have a case, the Delray Beach POP & SUI surgery lawyers at the Leifer Law Firm will sit down with you to discuss the matter. Call us today at 561-660-9421 to set up an appointment.