Request Legal Help Now - Free

LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION

"Is My Sex Life Over?" Asks Transvaginal Mesh Victim

. By
Cypress, CABack in 2004, Mary had problems with incontinence, a common symptom of pelvic organ prolapse. After one embarrassing incident, she acted on her doctor's advice and had Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) surgery. She had medical insurance and a good doctor. Mary also says she had a quick recovery, but TVM complications set in, literally, and have all but ruined her sex life.

"My husband and I waited about two months to have sex after surgery but he said that something inside me was scratching him," says Mary, age 61 (not her real name). "And I was in a lot of pain, like a gut punch during intercourse. I saw a gynecologist but she just prescribed some medication, like a lubrication. I had no idea how that would help but I tried it anyway. At that time my husband and I temporarily broke up so I didn't have sex until a few years later, in 2008. I should say, we tried to have sex—it hurt too much. Then I lost my job, which meant I no longer had health insurance. We didn't get back together until recently, and we tried to have sex for the first time in years just last week, but it was way too painful.

"I can understand how couples are getting divorced because of this transvaginal mesh, especially if they are younger. I know I needed medical treatment sooner, but I couldn't afford it; those two years without medical insurance really made this messy situation worse.

"I have an appointment with another gynecologist next week because I finally have insurance, but I don't know what can be done. Has this mesh eroded? Can the mesh be seen by a laparoscopy or an MRI? I have no idea how it can be investigated but I do know that I have a serious problem. And I know it has to be resolved sooner than later, hopefully while I have insurance.

"As for the statute of limitations, I have been told by one attorney that I waited too long to take action, but that is only because I didn't have insurance for two years. My real hope is that this transvaginal mesh can be removed, otherwise my sex life is over, forever. It is just too painful."

Some attorneys are looking at cases that have past the statute of limitations. There are a number of variables involved, one of which is determined by state. An experienced attorney, one who is specifically working with transvaginal mesh plaintiffs, can advise Mary. And an attorney can obtain Mary's medical records: so far she has been unable to find out whether she was implanted with a transvaginal mesh sling made by Johnson & Johnson—the most common of brands on the market—or another brand. Mary also wants to know how on earth a company such as Johnson & Johnson was able to get its TVM product on the market without long-term testing…

On December 8 of 2011, a Texas woman, Nancy Feidler, and her husband filed a TVM lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the company negligently designed and marketed the defective products Gynecare Proflit and TVT, both of which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

Nancy Feidler had the TVM implanted in 2006. Two years later the FDA issued a warning that transvaginal placement of mesh device systems, including Johnson & Johnson's TVM, could cause erosion of the material, infection, pain, urinary complications and recurrence of prolapse or incontinence. The lawsuit accuses Johnson & Johnson of negligence, strict products liability, breach of express and implied warranties, and fraudulent misrepresentation and loss of consortium. The Feidlers are asking for an award of damages for mental and physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and punitive and treble damages, along with attorney's fees, court costs and interest.

READ ABOUT TRANSVAGINAL MESH LAWSUITS

Transvaginal Mesh Legal Help

If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to a defective products lawyer who may evaluate your Transvaginal Mesh claim at no cost or obligation.

READER COMMENTS

Posted by

on
I found this nice lady and she had this done to her and it is hard to make her happy and I throught that I had a problem with me in our sexual experience!

Wow I need some more help in this matter regarding this women's health.

Posted by

on
my attorneys lost my records. i need this mesh out its ruiningmy life, please hel also, what is transvagioal. im in constant pain i have to were depends an pads. my sex life is over i could go on an on. im miserable an in constante pain.HELP

Posted by

on
these products are designed and marketed by companies ran by MEN and the men do not CARE one fig for a woman's health.

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS STORY

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.


Click to learn more about LawyersandSettlements.com

Request Legal Help Now! - Free