(PRWEB) August 13, 2014
The law firm McSweeney / Langevin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman allegedly injured by an American Medical Systems, INC (AMS) transvaginal mesh system. (S. Dist. W. Va. 2:14-cv-20095).
The FDA has issued a Public Health Notification on October 20, 2008 regarding problems associated with transvaginal mesh.
According to the FDA, surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from a synthetic material. In urogynecologic procedures, surgical mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched. Thirty to fifty percent of women may experience POP in their lifetime with 2 percent developing symptoms. When POP happens, the organs bulge (prolapse) into the vagina and sometimes prolapse past the vaginal opening. More than one pelvic organ can prolapse at the same time. Organs that can be involved in POP include the bladder, the uterus, the rectum, the top of the vagina (vaginal apex) after a hysterectomy, and the bowel.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a leakage of urine during moments of physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise.
The TVM lawyers of McSweeney / Langevin encourage woman who believe they have suffered from alleged side effects of a transvaginal mesh system to contact one of our experienced attorneys to discuss the possible claim, lawsuit and settlement. According to attorney Rhett McSweeney, women need to contact McSweeney / Langevin immediately, statute of limitations issues may be a concern.
About the personal injury law firm of McSweeney / Langevin
With the sole purpose of helping the injured, the personal injury law firm McSweeney / Langevin ensures women are adequately compensated for wage loss, medical expenses and pain and suffering as a result of transvaginal mesh. While most firms have you speak with an “investigator” or “case manager,” McSweeney / Langevin connects people with one if its attorneys who will be handling your case. The firm handles personal injury cases related to dangerous/defective pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous/defective medical devices, and serious/catastrophic injury claims. For more information, visit http://www.westrikeback.com or call 1-800-888-4425.