Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Thousands of women across the country have experienced serious injuries and complications as a result of surgical procedures using vaginal mesh. If you are among these women, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser, we have experience in handling vaginal mesh lawsuits. If you would like to proceed with a lawsuit, we would be happy to review your case and go over your options. Please give our office a call at (504) 410-9611 and we will set up a meeting.
Vaginal Mesh Injuries and Complications
Vaginal mesh, also known as transvaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, or bladder sling, is used in surgical procedures to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Surgical mesh was approved by the FDA for SUI procedures in 1996 and for POP procedures in 2002.
Since that time, thousands of women have reported injuries from the use of vaginal mesh for POP and SUI procedures. In 2011, the FDA issued a recall of some transvaginal mesh devices and reclassified transvaginal mesh as a high-risk surgical device in 2016. All new vaginal mesh devices must submit data demonstrating effectiveness and safety before they can be sold.
Injuries and side effects caused by vaginal mesh include:
- Erosion of vaginal tissue by mesh
- Pain in the lower back, pelvis, or abdomen
- Perforation of the bowel, bladder, or blood vessels
- Recurrence of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse
- Scarring of vaginal tissue
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal pain or discomfort unrelated to intercourse
Complications can occur weeks or even months after surgery. Many of these complications affect everyday life, work, and relationships, making even simple tasks like walking and sitting difficult. These complications and side effects often require one or more additional procedures to correct.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits in New Orleans
If you suffered from any of the above complications due to vaginal mesh, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages related to vaginal mesh use.
You may have the option to join a class action suit if you wish. However, in doing so you waive your right to file an individual suit. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through this process to help you decide which course of action is right for you.
Several manufacturers of vaginal mesh have reached settlements with women harmed by transvaginal mesh. Lawsuits allege that manufacturers failed to adequately warn patients and doctors of the risks of using transvaginal mesh in POP and SUI procedures and that they failed to properly test and research the potential risks of vaginal mesh. If a lawsuit proceeds, damages are considered based on the nature and extent of the injury, as well as economic impact of the injury (i.e., lost wages due to injury).
If you think you may have a case and would like for us to review, please contact Liska, Exnicios & Nugnesser at (504) 410-9611. We have experience in handling these cases and will walk you through your options. There is a time limit on filing a lawsuit for vaginal mesh injuries, so prompt action is encouraged.