- Created on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:24
Vaginal Mesh is primarily used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. When muscle fibers and tissues in the pelvic floor weaken, most commonly from childbirth or hysterectomy, several noticeable side effects can occur, including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, bladder and intestinal support, etc.
One method of repairing these weakened tissues is to implant synthetic supportive mesh. This procedure can be done through small incisions in the abdomen or transvaginally. Quite unfortunately, up to 10% of the women who have this procedure done transvaginally have experienced, or will experience, side effects from mild discomfort to severe pain, pain during intercourse, tearing, and bleeding.
The manufacturers of vaginal and pelvic mesh implants may have known that the risks did not outweigh the benefits of alternative methods of repair. These manufacturers profited from their negligence and your pain and they need to be held responsible.
If vaginal mesh has negatively impacted your life and you live in or around Belleville, the Metro East, or Greater St. Louis area, we would like to hear your story. Our vaginal mesh experts are compiling this data for two reasons. One, we've always been interested in protecting those in our community. This isn't to say we're not interested in helping all victims of negligence – we are. We would like to hear from you and can help you no matter where you live. But having the opportunity to help our closest neighbors is especially important to us. The more information, data, and statistics that we have with regards to how these procedures are being carried out in our community, the more we can educate future women if/when it comes time for them to undergo a similar or alternate surgery.
The second reason we are interested in hearing your story is that depending on the circumstances, we stand a very strong chance of making sure you are compensated for any pain and out of pocket medical expenses that you may have encountered. This is NOT a class action lawsuit. Class actions only make the attorneys rich and we believe the victims in these cases deserve the compensation.
If you are a resident of Southern Illinois or live in the Greater St. Louis area (which include St Louis, St Charles, St Clair, and Madison county as well as Illinois communities: Alton, Belleville, Carbondale, Collinsville, Edwardsville, O'Fallon, Swansea, and surrounding areas) we want to hear your story. You will be doing a huge service to your fellow neighbors and if you're interested, you may also be entitled to a massive financial settlement.