American Urological Association (AUA) Debates Pros and Cons of Transvaginal Mesh Slings
Aug 21, 2014
Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2014 – Despite the thousands of lawsuits against the makers of transvaginal mesh slings, the devices are still in use.
“As more and more women file medical negligence lawsuits against the makers of transvaginal mesh slings, it would seem sensible to take them off the market. Such a decision would not be unusual for an allegedly defective product, but it does not seem that its manufacturers are interested in making it,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin lawyer who litigates transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
In one Oregon case, the victim no longer wants to get out of bed on some days because of the pain the mesh causes her. Since the implantation of a mesh sling two years ago, she has barely been able to walk. Her sexual life is negligible because the mesh now protrudes from her vaginal wall. She finds it hard to participate in activities with her children. In constant pain, she needs to wear Depends to handle the increased flow of urine – which was supposed to stop when the mesh kit was implanted. The promised relief from urinary incontinence never came for the plaintiff. Instead, the mesh made the problem worse.
Even though the plaintiff made several trips to her doctor about her pain and physical difficulties, nothing was done. She is now on a very long waiting list to have the mesh removed — if the procedure remains possible for her. In some cases, the mesh grows into vital organs, and not all of it can be removed safely.
The consequences of implantation of this defective product can last many years; years of pain and other physical complications that may include permanent nerve damage.
”Even with documented cases like this one and thousands of others, there are specialists who still suggest the mesh is safe to use. They blame attorneys for this debacle because we are focusing on the mesh’s complications and risks. If the mesh is considered safe only by ignoring its complications, something is drastically wrong. Fortunately, most doctors will now explicitly tell you that the mesh causes serious complications, including urethral erosion, organ injury, bladder issues and organ exposure,” added Lee.
To learn more, visit http://www.lgrlawfirm.com
Lee, Gober & Reyna
11940 Jollyville Road #220-S
Austin, Texas 78759
- Warsaw researchers design a new way to detect alcohol in a moving vehicle
In breaking news, scientists working for the Military University of Technology in Warsaw have developed a laser system able to detect alcohol in moving cars while standing at roadside. The laser detects alcohol vapors, then sends a message, a snapshot of the car and the license plate number to a waiting police officer. The vehicle can then be stopped by law enforcement, and the officer has the opportunity to conduct further traditional roadside alcohol tests. The benefits of such a system are immediately obvious. It would reduce the number of cars that need to be manually checked by police, and […]
- Eighteen-wheelers can cause major, fatal traffic accidents
On a recent Sunday evening, an 18-wheeler found itself stalled on I-35 South at Rittiman Road. As a result, several other vehicles behind the big rig were involved in a chain-reaction crash. There were a number of serious injuries, and the police shut that section of the Interstate down until they could clean up the debris left by the accident and transport injured drivers to various medical facilities for care. A police investigation was launched to determine the exact cause of the accident and to find out whether or not the truck had a mechanical defect that caused it to […]
- Repeat drunk driving offenders are not uncommon
Despite drunk driving campaigns and a series of laws relating to DWIs, repeat drunk driving offenders remain common. James Fisher has been arrested 12 times since 1991 for driving while intoxicated. Fisher’s last arrest took place just after his release from prison for serving time for a 2009 DUI conviction. There are hundreds of cases like this every year. According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 37 percent of the 5,400 individuals arrested for DUI in 2012 were repeat offenders. Many states have extremely strict DWI laws and steep fines, but they have not stopped some people from […]
- Pregnant moms may be at higher risk for car accidents
Pregnant mothers-to-be may be at a higher risk for being involved in car accidents. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed that, during a three-year period, the study group of over 500,000 women were involved in 7,000 collisions that resulted in hospital stays. The statistics included 757 accidents during the second trimester. Issues associated with pregnancy include anxiety, nausea, fatigue and distraction — factors that could contribute to driver error. In order to avert accidents during pregnancy, a doctor and researcher from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences suggested that women take ever greater care to drive […]
- Trucking company insurance rates may face a hike
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants to raise the minimum level of liability insurance for trucking companies. The potential change has raised the ire of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), which plans to protest it. Increasingly higher awards are being handed down by juries in trucking accidents. As such, the FMCSA considers the current $750,000 minimum for carrier liability insurance insufficient for accident costs. But a study by the FMCSA showed that less than 1 percent of trucking accidents go over the $750,000 ceiling — a statistic that has prompted smaller trucking companies to question the […]