Layton Transvaginal Mesh Attorney
Women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders can face several uncomfortable and painful symptoms. For this reason, some turn to transvaginal mesh implantation. Unfortunately, transvaginal mesh can have serious or even life-threatening consequences. If you or a loved one recently suffered harm from a transvaginal mesh implantation, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered. Contact the legal team at Feller Wendt, LLC today and schedule a free review of your legal options with an accomplished Layton transvaginal mesh attorney.
What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Surgical mesh is a device surgeons use to reinforce weakened or damaged tissue. Surgical mesh is common for pelvic floor disorders, which may occur from childbirth or genetics. You may receive a transvaginal mesh implantation for:
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse. This occurs when the ligaments and muscles around a woman’s pelvic organs weaken, leading to the prolapse (or falling out) of organs. Surgeons place the transvaginal mesh to reinforce the vaginal wall.
- Urinary incontinence. Many women lose urine in response to “stress” – sneezing, exercising, coughing, or laughing. Surgical mesh in the urethra or bladder neck may help prevent urinary incontinence – this also goes by the name of a “mesh sling.”
Risks and Complications of Transvaginal Mesh
Surgical mesh, particularly transvaginal, has been a source of controversy and FDA scrutiny. In 2016, following multiple reports of complications during and after implantation surgery, the FDA classified transvaginal mesh as a high-risk device. The FDA states that transvaginal mesh can cause serious complications like:
- Mesh erosion
- Perforation of the organs of the pelvic floor
- Pain during sex
- Bladder and urinary problems
Unfortunately, many of these complications require extensive treatment and follow up surgery. Not only do patients have to contend with the side effects of the mesh, they also have to endure additional surgery and incur more medical bills to treat the problems that result. Your focus should be on recovery after experiencing any of the aforementioned complications, not on worrying about medical bills so speak with a Layton injury attorney to learn more.
Defective Medical Devices, Transvaginal Mesh, and Product Liability Law
Transvaginal meshes may be defective medical devices, which means victims of complications may be able to collect compensation under product liability law. In order to file a product liability claim for a defective medical device, the following must be true:
- The product was defective. Implantation of these medical devices often leads to the need for follow-up or corrective surgery, due to the product’s ineffectiveness.
- The defective product led to your injuries.
- You suffered damages as a result. These harms can be economic or non-economic.
Claims involving defective medical products rely on the legal concept of “strict liability.” This means that a manufacturer of a defective product can be “strictly liable” for the injuries you sustain without evidence of negligence. You and your Layton transvaginal mesh attorney only need to show that the product was defective, and the defect caused your injuries.
Compensation for Victims of Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
If you suffered after a transvaginal mesh implantation, you may be able to collect several types of damages from the device manufacturer. These include compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical pain
- Reduced quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Costs of future care
- Loss of support or consortium, if a transvaginal mesh complication leads to a loved one’s death
Free Consultation with a Layton Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered harm from a transvaginal mesh implantation, you may be able to collect damages for injuries you suffered in a mass tort action. The Layton transvaginal mesh attorneys at Feller Wendt, LLC will defend your right to compensation under the law and hold the responsible party accountable for your damages. Call our office at (801) 499-5060 today and schedule a free initial consultation. Our legal services operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you will not owe any fees unless we win.