The lawyers at our law firm are offering free case evaluations for women who may have potential Gynecare pelvic mesh lawsuits. Many women have suffered complications and injuries from transvaginal placement of surgical mesh, a procedure for urinary stress incontinence (USI or SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Urinary stress incontinence is a common problem for far more women than many realize – some 13 million of them in the United States. This condition often comes on after childbirth and also because of aging. Instead of selecting a diaper-like product, many women chose a procedure to solve their problem.
In these cases, pelvic mesh tape was woven through pelvic tissue and placed underneath the urethra to create a support sling. When the mesh tape works as designed, it can support the urethra when pressure is applied. Unfortunately, with ObTape and with Gynecare, women have had serious problems which include:
- Mesh erosion into the vagina
- Pelvic pain
- Difficulty having sex
- Vaginal scarring
In October 2008, the FDA warned of the serious problems associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. In recent years, the FDA has learned of over 1,000 women who have had problems with surgical mesh devices, including the Gynecare, Gynemesh, and the ObTape. This has led to lawsuits around the country.
If you or someone you know experienced problems because of this procedure with any manufacturer including Gynecare TVT and ObTape, contact attorney Laura G. Zois at 800-553-8082 or get a free online consultation.