Permanent Problems Can Result From Faulty Implants

First approved by the FDA in 1996, vaginally implanted mesh devices were first sold by a company called Boston Scientific, with the goal of treating incontinence. Competitors soon began to release their own mesh devices, and they were able to do so without first putting their products through human testing on the theory that their products were largely similar to the original device.

The use of transvaginal mesh expanded over the years, with the devices being used to treat conditions such as:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse, which often occurs after birth or after a hysterectomy
  • Hernias
  • Stress urinary incontinence

The mesh implants are supposed to strengthen weakened muscles in the pelvic area and prevent internal organs from moving around and causing pain or discomfort. But beginning in 2008, the FDA began to warn about complications and injuries resulting from these devices.

Common Defects And Injuries Resulting From Transvaginal Surgical Mesh

At the law office of Alan D. Bell, we represent clients who have been injured by defective medical devices, including surgical mesh. We represent women who have suffered the serious complications now associated with transvaginal mesh. Some of these complications are:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Vaginal scarring/shrinkage
  • Protrusion or extrusion of the mesh
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Complications requiring multiple surgeries

Over time, mesh implants are subject to erosion and other serious defects. The unfortunate result for hundreds of thousands of women across the country is that they must endure multiple additional surgeries to try to fix issues caused by a product that often does more harm than good. As a prominent Essex County medical malpractice law firm, we are available to help women pursue compensation for injuries related to transvaginal mesh implants.

We are equipped to handle complex cases against major device manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson and C.R. Bard.

Contact A New Jersey Attorney

If you received a transvaginal mesh implant and have suffered complications, call the law office of Alan D. Bell for a free initial consultation to talk to an experienced attorney about your legal options. Call 973-826-2342 or contact our Bloomfield law firm online.

We serve clients in Newark, East Orange, Jersey City, Paramus and throughout northeast New Jersey.