Injuries Caused By Defective Mesh Implants

Injuries Caused By Defective Mesh Implants

When doctors insert hernia mesh or transvaginal mesh after sensitive surgery, it's supposed to help the patient by preventing a hernia from recurring or by treating pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence.

Far too often, however, mesh implants produce serious complications or side effects. Thousands of people across the country have sued the makers of defective mesh products after suffering injuries such as infections, severe pain, and organ damage.

At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, in Chattanooga, we can help you determine whether you have a claim for your injuries and guide you in pursuing proper compensation. Call 423-933-2738 to discuss your specific situation in a free initial consultation.

Were You Harmed By Transvaginal Mesh Implants?

As a woman, you had been through a lot by the time you considered an implant of transvaginal mesh. You agreed to the procedure as a solution to urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, involving a loosening of muscles and tissues supporting pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus or rectum.

A hammock-like device made of mesh was supposed to fix these problems by supporting the pelvic organs after it was implanted through your vagina.

But like tens of thousands of other women, you may have encountered serious complications or side effects, including organ perforation, infections, searing pain and autoimmune illnesses.

Thousands of injured women have sued makers of defective implants. These companies include C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and Coloplast.

Did You Suffer Injuries Caused By Hernia Mesh?

Doctors often use hernia mesh implants to reduce the chances of a hernia recurring after hernia repair surgery. The implants may be in the form of patches, plugs (fitting inside the hold in bodily tissue) or custom-fitted sheets. The implant surgery itself is laparoscopic, with only small incisions.

But thousands of people have been injured by complications from defective hernia mesh. The complications include bowel obstruction, organ perforation, infections and, sometimes, wrongful death.

If you have been injured by hernia mesh implants, it's important to know you aren't alone. Many other people in situations similar to yours have already sued Coviden/Medtronic, C.R. Bard and other manufactures of defective mesh implants. Many such lawsuits have resulted in substantial recoveries for people injured by the implants.

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