Florida Transvaginal Mesh Attorney Provides Compassionate Representation for Victimns Injured by Medical Devices
We hold the manufacturers of defective medical devices accountable for your pain and suffering
In recent years, thousands of women have undergone the surgical implantation of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, many of these women have reported serious side effects and problems caused by these implants, and in some cases, the implant has failed completely and broken apart, requiring extensive, and repeated, corrective surgeries.
At the Boca Raton law firm of GS Law PA, our experienced Florida transvaginal mesh attorney, Geoffrey S. Schosheim, stands ready to fight on behalf of those injured by these unsafe, defective medical devices, and is committed to helping victims earn the monetary compensation and treatment necessary for a full recovery.
What are the problems caused by transvaginal mesh?
The surgical mesh used in these implants was first developed back in the 1950’s to treat and repair hernias. A woven, synthetic sling, the mesh was designed for implantation into the abdomen to act as a patch, preventing intestine and tissue protrusion. Eventually, gynecologists began to utilize this same mesh to treat the loss in pelvic muscles often occurring in women after giving birth, entering menopause, or undergoing a hysterectomy. In 1996, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the first mesh device specifically designed for transvaginal use, and the following year, when manufacturers began marketing pelvic organ prolapse “kits” to surgeons, the number of transvaginal mesh implants increased dramatically.
Unfortunately, as the number of women receiving this implant increased, so too did the number of problems and side effects reported by patients, including:
- Erosion of the mesh, in which the mesh becomes brittle
- Recurrence of the prolapse
- Bleeding and discharge
- Urinary tract infections and other urinary problems
- Damage to nearby organs
- Extrusion of the mesh whereby the mesh separates into smaller pieces
- Nerve damage and neuromuscular problems
- Inflammation, scarring and bruising
- Painful sexual intercourse
In fact, the failure rate of these devices is estimated to be at least ten percent, and failure includes the breaking apart of the device. When this happens, the mesh must be surgically removed—piece by piece, often in separate surgeries, where a doctor must extract each piece of mesh without damaging the surrounding tissue which have grown around it.
Contact an experienced Florida transvaginal mesh attorney today and find out more about recovering compensation for your injuries
While no mesh implant device has yet been recalled, the FDA has issued “alerts” regarding the devices which would reclassify them in a higher-risk category. In the meantime, thousands of women have already begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of these kits, alleging that mesh manufacturers failed to adequately warn both doctors and patients of the risks of complication and injury caused by mesh implants, and several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements have already been awarded, including class action settlements for which you may still be eligible. To find out more, we urge you to talk to attorney Geoffrey S. Schosheim, a skilled Florida transvaginal mesh attorney at GS Law PA as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation. Contact us online, or call our Boca Raton office today, at (561) 706-5503.
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Geoffrey S. Schosheim, Esq.
4800 N. Federal Highway, Suite B-304 Boca Raton, FL 33431