PLEASE NOTE: JUNELL & ASSOCIATES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW TRANSVAGINAL MESH CASES.
Junell & Associates worked jointly with Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman, the Potts Law Firm, and the Burnett Law Firm on the Mesh litigation. Harris Junell is one of the managing partners of tens of thousands of women who have been injured by the transvaginal mesh implants.
Junell & Associates is involved in the Mesh Claims Center, which is a settlement processing center set up to resolve over 20,000 claims against AMS.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh (TVM), typically made of plastic, is a type of surgical mesh invented to help women who suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and/or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). POP usually occurs after childbirth or menopause when a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken and the pelvic organs fall or drop into the vagina. SUI occurs when a bladder leaks urine during physical activity due to weakened pelvic or sphincter muscles. TVM is also known as pelvic mesh implant and bladder sling.
Problems with Transvaginal Mesh
Although TVM was produced to help women afflicted with SUI and POP, not all brands are safe nor consistent. The implantation method of TVM products can cause serious complications in addition to reoccurrence of SUI and POP.
Serious side effects associated with Transvaginal Mesh include:
- Severe Pain
- Organ perforation
- Nerve damage
- Vaginal scarring
- Emotional problems
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Neuro-muscular problems
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
While the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a cautionary warning in regards to the use of TVM to treat POP and SUI, testimonies of complications came too late for the extremely high volume of women who already had the TVM implant. Those adversely affected have filed lawsuits against the major mesh manufactures.