The bladder sling lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, provide legal representation to women who are seeking justice for bladder sling injuries. We can help you understand every step in this legal process, while fighting to maximize the compensation you deserve for your claim. If you were injured by a bladder sling, you are not alone — more than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed, and juries have awarded multi-million dollar judgements in the first two trials.
Need a Bladder Sling Lawyer? If you or your loved one was injured by a bladder sling, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Were You Injured by a Bladder Sling?
Bladder slings support weakened muscles in the center of the pelvis, which allow abdominal organs to sag downward. This treats vaginal vault prolapse, pelvic organ prolapse, and stress urinary incontinence. Most bladder slings consist of a polypropylene (plastic) or biological fibers that are woven together in a long, thin strip of mesh. A surgeon implants this mesh through incisions in the vagina and/or abdomen, and anchors the mesh on either side of the pelvis. Once in place, bladder slings support the bladder and urethra in a “U”-shape, similar to a hammock.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that serious complications are “not rare” and there is no clear evidence that bladder slings provide any benefits over non-sling surgery for incontinence and prolapse. Even more troubling, many bladder slings were approved without being tested thoroughly because they were “substantially equivalent” to the original bladder sling — Boston Scientific’s ProteGen mesh, which was recalled in 1999. Concerns have been growing about the safety of bladder slings for more than a decade, but very few products have been recalled. They continue to be implanted in women who may not be aware of the risks.
Contact our bladder sling lawyers if you have suffered:
- Erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall
- Chronic pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Incontinence or urinary problems
- Recurrent organ prolapse
- Organ damage
- Blood vessel laceration or bleeding
- Bowel perforation
- Vaginal scarring, shrinkage, nerve damage, or disfigurement
- Emotional injuries (stress, anxiety, depression)
- Need for additional surgery
- Permanent complications
- And more
Don’t Wait to Contact a Bladder Sling Lawyer
You have a limited amount of time to contact a bladder sling lawyer and file a lawsuit. There is a deadline called a “statute of limitations” for lawsuits involving injuries caused by bladder slings. This time-limit varies depending on the state where you live, but it is usually between 1-3 years after a “substantial” injury occurs. Unfortunately, it can be longer or shorter depending on individual factors. Vital evidence and documents — critical to the success of your claim — can also be lost over time. This is why it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as a bladder sling injury occurs.
Protect the Value of Your Claim
Victims of defective bladder slings may be offered aggressive demands to settle their case with the manufacturer. Our lawyers are concerned that these settlements may be significantly less than what you actually deserve. Unfortunately, many times individuals without legal representation accidentally sign away their right to seek additional compensation once they realize they deserve significantly more than what they have been given. Before you sign anything from the manufacturer, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer.
Our bladder sling lawyers have extensive experience helping the victims of defective medical devices. We can help you protect your rights, asses your damages, and get you the highest amount of compensation you deserve for your claim.
We can help you seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Future surgery and medical care
- Lost income
- Permanent injuries or disability
- Loss of consortium with your spouse
- Punitive damages
Need a Bladder Sling Lawyer?
The Product Liability & Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial attorneys that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in bladder sling lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new lawsuits in all 50 states.
Need a Bladder Sling Lawyer? Again, if you or a loved one was injured by a bladder sling, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.