Surgical mesh surgeries have increased in prevalence over the past 50 years to treat a variety of different medical conditions. One of the most common types of surgical mesh procedures is the use the transvaginal mesh to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Recent statistics indicate that as many as 40% of women experience some form of POP and/or SUI during their lifetime. With these statistics, transvaginal mesh procedures have also increased exponentially. Transvaginal mesh procedures have proven to lead to additional complications such as pain, infection and the need for additional surgical intervention. The personal injury and mass torts attorneys at Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. have decades of experience helping victims recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and emotional distress caused by problems with transvaginal mesh.
So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:
Number One: See a doctor immediately.
A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.
A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care.
Number Two: Write everything down.
Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain.
You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered.
Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.
Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them.
So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.
With so many women affected by POP and SUI, it is important to have a solid understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatments and potential side effects to fully explore all of your options.
Because POP and SUI affect so many women, the implantation of transvaginal mesh to relieve symptoms has become a common procedure. However, thousands of patients have reported significant complications following mesh surgery and numerous lawsuits and complaints have been lodged against mesh manufacturers as well as physicians that fail to adequately warn patients of the risks associated with transvaginal mesh. If you have questions about your own situation, our experienced transvaginal mesh attorneys are ready to help you determine the most appropriate course of action based on your unique circumstances.
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If you’ve been advised to have transvaginal mesh surgery, or are already experiencing complications from your procedure, it is vital that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. The mass torts attorneys at Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. provide solid legal guidance in a compassionate environment. Your first consultation is completely free. Call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Boca Raton office.