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Pudendal Neuralgia Lawsuit

Pudendal Neuralgia Lawsuit

Pudendal neuralgia is a severe side effect of transvaginal mesh implants that causes long-term pelvic pain and nerve damage.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting transvaginal mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is Pudendal Neuralgia?

Pudendal neuralgia is a painful side effect of transvaginal mesh implants. It is caused by damage to the pudendal nerve, which is a major nerve in the pelvis and genital area. Pudendal neuralgia is also sometimes called pudendal nerve entrapment, neuropathy, or Alcock canal syndrome.

Pudendal Neuralgia Symptoms

  • Pelvic or genital pain
  • Tingling, burning, or discomfort
  • Pain gets worse when sitting down
  • Sexual dysfunction (numbness or pain during sex)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • “Full” feeling in vagina or rectum
  • Bladder pain
  • Pain from actions that do not normally cause pain (allodynia)

Transvaginal Mesh and Pudendal Neuralgia

Transvaginal mesh implants cause pelvic pain in approximately 6-9% of women, according to the FDA. Furthermore, experts such as Dr. Greg Vigna estimate that 1-2% of women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits are suffering from pudendal neuralgia, with a lifetime cost of treatment that can easily top $2 million.

What Causes Pudendal Neuralgia?

Pudendal neuralgia can occur as a direct injury during the surgery to implant transvaginal mesh or a transobturator (TOT) sling. Pudendal neuralgia can also occur months or years afterward, as a result of the body’s immune system rejecting the mesh and causing inflammation.

When the immune system rejects a mesh implant, it causes chronic inflammation that can irritate the pudendal nerve. Over time, the growth of scar-tissue may compress or damage the pudendal nerve.

Surgery for Transvaginal Mesh Nerve Damage

Unfortunately, surgery may be the only option for women who are suffering from pudendal neuralgia as a result of transvaginal mesh. The problem is that complete removal of the mesh may be impossible because the mesh is designed to be a permanent implant. Even if the mesh is removed, the pelvic pain and other symptoms may persist.

Treatments

  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Physical therapy
  • Pudendal nerve blocks
  • Neurolysis
  • Botox injections to the pelvic floor
  • Nerve surgery

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

More than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed by women who were injured by transvaginal mesh and slings. The manufacturers have paid nearly $8 billion in settlements after being hit with dozens of multi-million dollar jury verdicts in courtrooms all over the U.S. The lawsuits accuse companies of failing to warn about severe side effects.

Class Action Lawsuits

Instead of a class action, transvaginal mesh lawsuits are centralized in MDL No. 2327 under the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin a single federal court in West Virginia.

Our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit for transvaginal mesh. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for women with pudendal neuralgia who were injured by transvaginal mesh. We want to work with you to seek financial compensation for your injury, medical treatment, long-term injuries, decreased quality of life, and more.

Do I have a Pudendal Neuralgia Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting transvaginal mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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