A recent Yahoo! article revealed that thousands of women across the country have filed suit against the makers of surgical mesh used to repair weak muscles in the pelvic area (pelvic prolapse). The article discussed how the surgical mesh is used:
The mesh is most commonly used after pelvic organ prolapse, or when muscles in the area weaken, causing organs to bulge or slip down into the vagina. It can happen because of age, childbirth or other reasons and can cause pain and bladder leakage.
While the mesh has been successful in many surgeries, thousands of women have suffered damages which they blame on the mesh. Over 6,000 lawsuits have been filed against various mesh manufacturers.
The lawsuits put the blame on the manufacturers claiming “inadequate testing, failing to disclose potential risks and fraudulently promoting the mesh as a safe medical device.” However, some doctors blame the faulty mesh on “unskilled surgeons”. Whatever the reason(s), the mesh has caused women across the country to suffer pain which has been compared to “razors slicing through their organs”.
The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates are currently evaluating mesh surgery claims. Partner Chuck Mullins sued Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, over damages incurred by the use of mesh during a hernia operation. It was one of the few cases brought against Ethicon. Chuck was able to obtain a settlement for our client.
If you or someone you know has had surgery to repair a pelvic prolapse and happen to be experiencing any problems, please call the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates for a free evaluation. To learn more about our firm go to our website.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.