Vaginal Mesh Helpline Applauds Landmark Settlement and Increases Outreach Programs Nationwide

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The Vaginal Mesh Helpline applauds the landmark settlement of 5 million to a woman severely injured by the Avaulta vaginal mesh

The Vaginal Mesh Helpline speaks to women daily with horror stories of their transvaginal mesh complications. The applauds the jury verdict of 5 million and 500,000 to the husband of a couple whose lives were torn apart by the Avaulta vaginal mesh. Jurors in state court in Bakersfield, California,decided on July 20 that Christine Scott and her husband deserved the damage award because of injuries caused by Bard’s Avaulta Plus vaginal implant, Elaine Houghton, one of the couple’s lawyers, said in a phone interview yesterday. The case is Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California (Bakersfield).

This vaginal mesh victim claimed that the Avaulta Mesh began cutting her colon, and tissue continued to grow through the tiny holes in the mesh. She had eight surgeries to try and correct the complications caused by the faulty vaginal mesh. The mesh had destroyed their love life as well. This story is not much different then then "What the Helpline hears on a daily basis," says Lisa Spitzer MSW who runs the helpline. "This landmark decision is good news for all the other 1,000's of female mesh victims across the country." The Vaginal Mesh Helpline connects women to Urogynecologists and vaginal mesh lawyers. "When choosing a lawyer it is important to be sure that your case is not being referred out. You should also have a knowledgeable female contact at the law office as well," continues Spitzer

The, known in the mesh community as the pink site is a resource full of information and updates. The helpline receives calls daily from women, husbands, children and grandchildren concerned about the suffering of their loved ones with a vaginal mesh .According to L Spitzer, the Vaginal Mesh Helpline MSW, "The mesh complications include severe relentless pain, mesh erosion, bowel and bladder perforation, inability to have sexual relations, constant infections, re prolapse and incontinence. Many women have lost their jobs due to the mesh and doctors have been insensitive to the mesh complications,"says Spitzer. For help contact the 1 877 522-2123 24hrs 7 days.

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