Vaginal Mesh and Loss of Consortium: Do You Have a Claim?

Spouses and significant others of women who received a vaginal mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may have grounds for an injury claim if the device caused a loss of consortium.

Vaginal mesh was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996 to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that involves a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. Problems with the mesh devices first came to light in 2008, after the FDA received numerous consumer complaints from women who say the devices caused serious side effects, including severe pain, swelling, tissue damage and painful intercourse.

Several major vaginal mesh manufacturers now face lawsuits filed by women who say these devices had a devastating impact on their physical and emotional health. Lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts across the country against Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard and Boston Scientific by women who claim they were injured by a vaginal mesh sling.

In many cases, the women claim that transvaginal mesh significantly impaired their ability to have normal intimate relations with their spouse or significant other. Many women have reported that the feeling of pain and discomfort has been so severe that it has prevented them from engaging in normal sexual activity.

The spouses and significant others of women in this position may be able to find a legal remedy in the form of a loss of consortium claim. Loss of consortium typically applies in personal injury cases where one partner is no longer able to fulfill their sexual role or otherwise provide the companionship, love and affection they were able to before their injury occurred. Plaintiffs who believe they have grounds for a consortium can seek monetary damages from the person or entity they believe was responsible for their spouse’s injuries.

If you or a loved one received a vaginal mesh implant and experienced painful intercourse, swelling, difficulty urinating or other side effects, you and your significant other need to understand your legal rights. The vaginal mesh attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are available to assist concerned patients in all 50 states in proving their injury claim.

Call our Injury Hotline today at 1-800-722-0765 to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation initial case evaluation. All cases are accepted on a contingency basis, meaning there is never a fee unless we recover monetary damages on your behalf. Call today to find out how we can help you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your vaginal mesh injury claim.

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