Transvaginal Mesh Update

Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, a law firm with deep roots in Mississippi, is currently investigating claims on behalf of women who have been harmed by transvaginal meshes (polypropylenes). Coxwell & Associates has extensive experience helping people who have been harmed by defective products and drugs. The firm worked on over 600 cases at one time when there was a recall of a dangerous drug that caused men and women significant bodily harm. The firm has its main office in Jackson, MS, and has another office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast which is available by appointment.

Generally, the transvaginal mesh implanted for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or for urinary stress incontinence (SUI) from 2004 forward are the cases under review. However, POP cases between the years 2002-2003 will be evaluated if there is a removal surgery, and SUI cases from 1996 forward will be evaluated if there has been a removal. Each person is a unique individual and each case must be evaluated individually. The process involves obtaining a medical release from the affected client so the law firm can obtain the medical records. The law firm must also have a contract to represent the client before the medical records can be obtained. The contract is a contingency contract that provides the client will not owe the law firm money unless money is collected from the manufacturers of these products for the client.

Coxwell & Associates is investigating approximately eight (8) companies that produced the mesh implant. There are around thirty eight different products on the market. As each of the products is investigated and legal proceedings are conducted the attorneys will learn more about the problems with these products that are causing so many women to experience suffering.

It is very important to obtain medical records. The law firm will be looking for the following complications in the medical records:

  • Vagina erosion also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion.
  • Pain. Pain during intercourse.
  • Mesh contraction.
  • Inflammation and fistula.
  • Pudendal nerve damage
  • Pelvic floor damage
  • Infections
  • Urinary difficulties
  • Fecal and/or urinary problems.
  • Bleeding and/ or organ perforation
  • Reoccurring POP or SUI
  • Neurological problems
  • Muscular problems
  • In some instances death
  • Emotional problems due to physical health issues
  • Future surgeries.

Coxwell & Associates, PLLC has a reputation for treating each client individually. The attorneys in the firm want to treat a client the way they would want their own family members treated and they are proud to say that their clients become their friends. The law firm's Jackson Office is located at 500 North State Street, right beside the First Baptist Church. The office is in the Historic Clifton-Burwell House, listed on the National Historic Register. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Office is available by appointment.

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