If you have been treated for a disease or condition requiring the implantation of transvaginal mesh (TVM) and have experienced severe pain or other injuries, you need someone on your side who understands your pain. You can rely on the lawyers at Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, for compassionate, experienced help.
Attorneys Brenden Leydon and Jackie Fusco lead our transvaginal mesh team. Brenden has over 20 years of experience, including extensive defective products claims experience. He is an accomplished trial lawyer who aggressively fights negligent manufacturers and insurance companies when products such as TVM cause injury.
Attorney Jackie Fusco is also a Registered Nurse who understands clients' medical concerns. Her unique perspective as a lawyer, nurse and mother allows her to connect with people and develop a thorough understanding of their needs. She knows the devastating effects TVM injuries can have on so many aspects of women's lives.
Rather than filing cases as part of thousands of other cases in multidistrict litigation, we strive to negotiate on your behalf as an individual, which allows us to maximize your recovery. We currently have seven TVM cases pending in Connecticut as individual lawsuits. For answers and to get help immediately, call us in Stamford or Bridgeport at 866-554-1709. Free consultation.
Your Right To Seek Compensation
If you have surgical mesh implants, such as Prolift, Prolift+M, TVT, Obtryx, Monarc, ALYTE Y-Mesh, Mentor ObTape, AMS Elevate, Arise, Pinnacle, Lynx, Avaulta, Pelvitex or any other mesh, you may have claims against the manufacturer if defects caused your injury. We will aggressively pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.
What Is Transvaginal Mesh Supposed To Do?
Millions of women have had hysterectomies and hundreds of thousands have the surgery every year. Surgical mesh is often implanted in misguided attempts to support pelvic organs after removal of the uterus or to prevent incontinence. The most common reasons it is used are:
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) — Weakening of muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus, bladder and other pelvic organs can cause the organs to slip out of place. This is known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Surgical mesh is implanted in an effort to treat the slippage by supporting the organs that slip.
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) — SUI involves the unintentional loss of urine in the midst of physical exertion that puts stress (i.e., pressure) on the bladder. This pressure could come from running or lifting or from coughing or sneezing.
Safety Concerns And Possible Complications
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that TVM surgery can be more dangerous than not having the surgery. Federal regulators have been warning for years about the severe complications that can result when surgical mesh is used through the vagina in an effort to treat POP, including:
- Organ perforation
- Urinary problems
- Pain during sex
- Severe cramps
- Mesh contraction
- Vaginal scarring
- Decreased quality of life
Many of these complications may require additional treatment, including follow-up surgery.
Complications can also result from using a mesh sling to treat SUI. These tend to be less severe than those caused by using surgical mesh to treat POP. But they can cause pain and infections.
Contact Our Attorneys For Help After A Transvaginal Mesh Injury
Call 866-554-1709 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team. We can guide you through the process and help you recover compensation.