Since the late 1990s, thousands of women have fallen victim to vaginal mesh and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) side effects, prompting them to file transvaginal mesh lawsuits. If you experienced vaginal mesh erosion, infection, urinary problems or recurrence of stress urinary incontinence, you may be eligible to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit seeking compensation for lost wages and medical expenses as well as any pain and suffering you may have been caused.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition classified by an involuntary leakage of urine caused by damage to the pelvic floor support muscles, usually after childbirth. Coughing, sneezing and lifting are a few activities that may release small amounts of urine in women who suffer from this condition.
Vaginal Mesh and Stress Urinary Incontinence Side Effects
Vaginal mesh and stress urinary incontinence side effects arise after the material is surgically stitched into a woman’s vaginal wall to lend support to her pelvic floor muscles. As a result, a woman may sustain the following injuries:
- mesh erosion
- urinary problems
- pain during intercourse
- recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
In many cases, treating these injuries has resulted in the patient having to undergo revision surgeries to remove the implant, which may not ever be done safely.
Thousands of Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Now Pending in U.S. Courts
The link between vaginal mesh and stress urinary incontinence has resulted in thousands of women filing vaginal mesh lawsuits against manufacturers American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard Inc., Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon and Boston Scientific Corp.
An estimated 8,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in multidistrict litigations (MDL) underway in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
How to File a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
If you were injured by vaginal mesh, please contact your doctor immediately for treatment. Should you choose to pursue a vaginal mesh lawsuit, you need to keep track of your medical appointments and time absent from work, as well as request a copy of your medical records. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently offering free legal consultations to transvaginal mesh victims. To learn more, contact a vaginal mesh lawyer at our firm by calling 1-(888)-217-3033 or submitting the free case evaluation form on this page.