Has A Lawyer rejected Your Vaginal Mesh Case ? Get a Second Opinion

At the Vaginal Mesh Helpline we have been contacted by many women whose vaginal mesh case has been rejected by a law firm for many different reasons. Many are inexperienced local lawyers while  others have been rejected for a variety of other reasons. The key factors appear to be lack of confirmation from a physician that the mesh is casuing a problem and that either revision surgery or removeal is needed. Well ladies ,you know when you have symptoms. However, many doctors are not willing to say that the mesh is causing a problem or women do not have funds to go to a doctor. Call the vaginal mesh helpline to be connected to a law fim  and get a second opinion. Do not give up hope . You must seek justice.

FDA Adverse reporting Guidelines
Prompt reporting of adverse events can help the FDA identify and better understand the risks associated with medical devices. If you suspect a problem with surgical mesh, we encourage you to file a voluntary report through MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting program. Health care personnel employed by facilities that are subject to the FDA's user facility reporting requirements should follow the reporting procedures established by their facilities. Device manufacturers must comply with the Medical Device Reporting (MDR) regulations.

To help us learn as much as possible about the adverse events associated with surgical mesh to repair POP and SUI, please include the following information in your reports, if available:

Documenting this type of information will be extremely helpful when you contact a lawyer as well. The FDA guidlines are an excellent record keeping formate to follow.

  •     Manufacturer's name
  •     Product name (brand name)
  •     Catalog number
  •     Lot number
  •     Size
  •                               Your Lawyer Will Want to Know
  •     Date of implant
  •     Date of explant (if mesh was removed)  (Important)
  •     Details of the adverse event and medical and/or surgical interventions ( Important )
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  •     Type of procedure (e.g., anterior or posterior repair, sacral colpopexy, sling procedure for SUI)
  •     Surgical approach: (e.g., vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopic)
  •     Reason for mesh implantation: (e.g., POP of the uterus, bladder, rectum, vaginal apex or bowel, SUI)
  •     Specific postoperative symptoms experienced by the patient with time of onset and follow-up treatment

Vaginal mesh failure symptoms

Complications of the Vaginal Mesh include:

  • Failure of the Procedure
  • Pain (Vagina, leg, pelvic, adbominal)
  • rejection of the graft material
  • chronic continuous relentless infections
  • the need for constant antibiotics
  • patch bleeding
  • lower back pain
  • pain on one side of the body
  • painful sexual intercourse
  • partner feeling the mesh
  • constant bleeding or spotting
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Extrusion of the mesh into the vagina causing pain, discharge, bleeding
  • Erosion of the mesh into bowel, bladder, urethra, or rectum

For medical Support

Contact a local University Hospital Dept of Urogynecology

or the American Association of Urogynecology

or see the states and resource pages on vaginalmeshhelpline.com