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Problems Due to Transvaginal Mesh? A Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Attorney Can Help You Seek Appropriate Compensation
Although transvaginal mesh promised to be a cure-all for patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, it quickly became apparent that the mesh often does more harm than good, putting patients at risk for excruciating pain, mesh erosion, additional surgeries, and in some instances, death. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two urgent public health notifications to physicians and patients regarding the complications that can occur with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. The FDA has received reports from at least nine surgical mesh manufacturers regarding serious complications related to the placement and use of transvaginal mesh products. Complications from transvaginal mesh are not a rare occurrence, unfortunately.
If you have been harmed because of transvaginal mesh, don’t suffer in silence. Contact Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyer Mark J. Leeds to discuss pursuing any remuneration to which you may be entitled. Mark has the experience and expertise to effectively handle product liability cases—transvaginal mesh lawsuits, in particular.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Mark J. Leeds Provides Compassionate, Discreet Representation for Those Suffering From Complications Associated with Transvaginal Mesh
Because of the potential for transvaginal mesh to lead to dangerous side effects, the severity of the symptoms, and the possibility of serious complications, if you have had surgery in the Fort Lauderdale area that utilized transvaginal mesh, you will want to discuss your case with an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Among the more common symptoms and consequences:
- Mesh erosion
- Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
- Urinary issues
- Perforation of organs
- … and more
Transvaginal mesh is used to correct pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women by providing support to nearby organs. Pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence are often secondary to the effects of aging, childbirth, hysterectomy, and menopause which can cause the pelvic muscles to stretch and weaken so that they no longer provide sufficient structural support. Consequently, the bladder, urethra, bowel, and even uterus may “drop” downward, bulging into the vagina.
For some women, the pressure, pain, incontinence, constipation, and sexual problems are unbearable. In transvaginal mesh repair, surgical mesh is used to fortify the vaginal wall and provide an additional support layer to these organs. While many women experience relief from symptoms, others will experience complications from the transvaginal mesh that include pain, infection, bleeding, extrusion, and urinary problems.
Do Not Let Embarrassment Inhibit You from Seeking the Benefits You May be Due; Get Sound Legal Counsel and Representation from Fort Myers Product Liability Lawyer Mark J. Leeds
Several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh have found themselves embroiled in lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson has already settled many such lawsuits, and lawyers claim the manufacturer failed to provide sufficient notice to physicians and patients warning of the risks involved, including erosion and infection, with using these products. C.R. Bard, manufacturer of Bard Avaulta surgical mesh, is involved in similar lawsuits, and lawyers have made plain their belief that the mesh is defective and that the design itself prevents surrounding tissues from receiving sufficient nutrients and oxygen for proper healing, consequently leaving the patient open to an increased incidence of infection.
Because of his extensive experience handling medical product liability cases, Fort Myers injury attorney Mark J. Leeds understands that talking about symptoms involving transvaginal mesh can be embarrassing or difficult for some women. However, rest assured that as your personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Mark is a professional who will handle your case compassionately and discreetly. When you arrange for a free consultation, Mark will gently guide you through the entire process, understanding that it may be difficult for you to discuss some of the more intimate details of your situation. However, you can rest assured that when you need an attorney who is committed to excellence and the highest of ethical standards, you will find none who surpass Mark J. Leeds.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Lawyer Mark J. Leeds to Discuss Your Transvaginal Mesh Difficulties
In Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers, product liability attorney Mark J. Leeds is a Board Certified* civil trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in Florida handling personal injury lawsuits arising from defective medical products. Mark has been recognized by his peers for his work in trial law and has received the highest ranking possible for his commitment to professional ethics. To receive a free legal consultation regarding your situation and to speak with a Fort Lauderdale injury attorney regarding issues you’re having due to transvaginal mesh, contact Mark at 888.446.1999 or fill out the convenient online case evaluation form.
* Mark J. Leeds is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar.