If you’ve had a transvaginal mesh implant, also known as a pelvic mesh implant or a bladder sling implant, you may have a legal claim.
What is a mesh implant?
These medical devices are designed to help women with weak pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are weakened due to such things as childbirth, aging, hysterectomy, and even some radiation treatments. When the pelvic floor muscles are weakened, a woman may lose bladder and bowel control and may experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which is when the pelvic organs “fall” out of place onto the vagina.
What are their side effects?
However, the very devices that are meant to treat these conditions have actually made the conditions worse for many women. These treatments have been tied to urinary problems, such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI); POP; infection; and puncturing of blood vessels or organs. Women who have had these implants have experienced problems with lower back pain, scarring, bleeding, and abdominal pain. The mesh may be able to be removed, but it often requires several surgeries and may cause damage that is irreversible.
Recently, the FDA has issued a public warning regarding issues with these products. If you’ve been harmed by this medical device, you may be experiencing extreme pain and complications. You may have already had to undergo medical treatments, and you may be facing additional medical treatment and surgeries. You have a legal right to be compensated for these problems that you’re having now and that you may have in the future. A personal injury attorney will be able to tell you if you have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of this device, among other types of claims.
What if I can’t afford a personal injury attorney?
Many people worry that they cannot afford an attorney. We understand your concerns, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. This means that we do not charge you a penny unless we recover compensation for you. We also do not charge anything for the initial consultation, which means that you are risking nothing by contacting us for legal advice. Call us today at (256) 533-1667 or fill out the form to schedule a consultation with one of our Alabama personal injury attorneys today. We have been serving the residents of Huntsville and the surrounding areas since 1937 and have earned the trust of the community. Is it your turn to put your trust in us?
Your pain and suffering is no small thing, and it should be treated with the severity that it deserves. Let us fight for your rights. Call the personal injury attorneys at Martinson & Beason, P.C. today.