Transvaginal Mesh Cases
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used during surgical procedures to mend damaged or weakened internal tissue of the vaginal wall, in order to treat stress urinary incontinence or repair pelvic organ prolapse. There are different types of prolapse conditions, which can be a result of menopause, childbirth, or hysterectomy, among other reasons. Vaginal mesh, which is a synthetic device, is put in place permanently during transvaginal surgery. Many patients who have undergone transvaginal mesh surgeries have suffered complications following their procedures.
What are the Complications?
Vaginal mesh complications experienced by patients after surgery can include momentary pain from small erosions that passes, to more severe pain caused by larger vaginal mesh exposures, extrusions, or perforations into the bowel or bladder. In the worst cases, complications from vaginal mesh can lead to debilitating pain that requires a series of extensive surgeries to repair the damage in patients. It has been determined that vaginal mesh complications can cause life-altering pain and suffering for a small group of victims.
Current Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Recently, Johnson & Johnson has become the face of vaginal mesh lawsuits. To date, there have been tens of thousands of lawsuits filed against a number of manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants in both state and federal courts throughout the United States by victims of transvaginal mesh complications. Johnson & Johnson currently faces around 1,800 lawsuits in the state of New Jersey’s courts alone, and Endo, as of last fall, was facing over 2,900 lawsuits of its own.
What are Your Remedies if You Have Been Affected by Complications?
If you have undergone surgery for a mesh implant and suffered complications, severe pain, or repeat surgeries to repair of the mesh, you should be aware of your options in pursuing a lawsuit. After discussing your case with your attorney, legal funding and pre-settlement loans are a viable option for securing the financial support necessary to support your case. Funding can also be helpful to victims of vaginal mesh complications by covering costs for additional surgeries to repair damage caused by mesh erosion.
Contact Bridgeview today to learn more about your lawsuit funding options, and how a pre-settlement loan can help you achieve justice for your transvaginal mesh complications.