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Diligent Oklahoma City Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys

Fighting for your right to seek damages

If you’ve been injured due to a poorly made medical product like transvaginal mesh, you need a skilled attorney to help you seek compensation for further injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering you may have endured as a result. At the law firm of Cunningham & Mears, we are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured people throughout Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Consult with our experienced personal injury lawyers to see if you can pursue damages for this very serious issue.

What is transvaginal mesh?

Surgical mesh provides support to damaged tissue during recovery and remains inside the body indefinitely. This is true of absorbable and non-absorbable mesh, which can be found in synthetic form. There is also animal-derived mesh, which is absorbable and typically made from pig or cow components.

Transvaginal meshes are intended to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and provide support to the weakened vaginal wall. This condition occurs when organs bulge (prolapse) into the vagina. Although in 2008 it was believed that transvaginal mesh was a safer option for repair than non-mesh repair, the Food & Drug Administration has since announced that complications associated with mesh are somewhat common, and patients may actually be exposed to greater risk. The most notable cases involving complications concern synthetic varieties for transvaginal mesh surgeries treating POP.

Complications associated with these devices

The complications the FDA originally thought were uncommon in 2008 have been recognized as serious and requiring special attention. These include the following:

  • Erosion through vaginal epithelium
  • Infections
  • Urinary issues
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Recurring prolapse or incontinence
  • Mesh erosion

If you have suffered from any of these symptoms or conditions, you may have had to receive treatment by way of additional surgeries, mesh removal, blood transfusions, IV therapy or the drainage of blood hematomas or abscesses.

Compensation toward making a full recovery

When filing a personal injury claim related to a transvaginal mesh surgery, you may be entitled to both economic and noneconomic losses, such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain or suffering. Consulting with a skilled lawyer to represent you will ease the process of fact-finding and negotiations. While the statute of limitations dictates that the claim must be filed within two years of the injury, this does not necessarily mean you must file within two years of the surgery. Because the side effects often take time to develop, you can start pursuing damages within two years of discovering the injury exists.

Call on a skilled personal injury attorney right away

Has transvaginal mesh caused an injury to you or a loved one? Call on the experienced legal team at Cunningham & Mears. We offer free initial consultations and are proud to serve individuals and families across the Oklahoma City area. You can reach us at 405-232-1212 or by contacting us online. Don’t wait to call us today.