Our Colorado readers may recall the media's attention in recent years regarding the risks associated with pelvic mesh products. More recently, the potentially dangerous product has gained additional attention after a new lawsuit was filed in October. A patient who suffered complications after having a vaginal mesh device implanted filed the latest lawsuit. Her husband has also filed suit against the manufacturer, American Medical Systems.
Vaginal mesh devices are designed to help alleviate symptoms of urinary incontinence, as well as pelvic organ prolapse. According to the lawsuit filing, the patient suffered bodily injuries, pain, infection and urinary problems after the device was implanted. She is seeking special and compensatory damages for her injuries.
In 2008, a Public Health Notification was issued by the FDA in an attempt to warn consumers of the dangers of the product. Unfortunately, many women have still experienced harsh complications after having the device implanted to try and correct these problems. Among the complications that many women have experienced are immune reactions, tissue reactions and nerve injuries.
Filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective or dangerous product is an often complex and confusing process. However, when the right research is conducted before filing and proper steps taken under the law, these types of products liability claims can be successfully litigated. Anyone in Colorado who has suffered injury or illness due to a dangerous product may find it beneficial to gain an understanding of their rights to seek monetary relief for damages suffered under Colorado law.
Source: injurylawyer-news.com, "Woman Claims Defective Product in Vaginal Mesh Suit," Elise Krame, Dec. 22, 2012