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New York Pudendal Nerve Injury Mesh Attorneys

Stress Urinary Incontinence TVT-O Mid-urethral Sling Lawsuits

Pudendal neuralgia, or long-term pelvic pain, occurs whenever the pudendal nerve is damaged, and it is commonly caused by pelvic mesh erosion and migration. This can be completely disabling, and removal of the mesh may offer no relief for your serious and painful symptoms.

Lawsuits being filed in 2024 For Mesh Pain

Lawsuits are being filed for women from all states. These injury claims are based on the extent of injuries, especially permanent nerve damage, which may not have good treatment options. The products are known as:

  • TVT
  • TVT-0
  • Urethral sling
  • Pelvic tape
  • Tension-free vaginal tape-obturator

Our firm will look through your medical records to determine who made the mesh sling that is causing your pain.

Current brands are:

  • Advantage™, Lynx™, Obtryx™, Solyx™ (Bostone Scientific)
  • Altis™, Aris™, Supris™ (Coloplast)
  • Gynacare™ (Ethicon)

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP, our New York pudendal nerve injury attorneys are ready to help you seek compensation if you’ve suffered pelvic mesh injuries. As leaders and educators in the area of defective medical devices, we understand how debilitating pudendal injuries can be – and we want to help you recover compensation for your medical needs.

For skilled legal representation, give us a call today at (212) 684-1880 or complete our contact form.

Why am I in so much pain? The major symptoms of Pudendal Nerve Injuries from Pelvic Mesh

Your pudendal nerve runs from your lower back, along your pelvic floor muscles, and out to your perineum. While damage to this nerve can be caused by childbirth, surgery, and even excessive physical exercise or bicycling, it can also be caused by a defective urinary or vaginal mesh.

Once a defective pelvic mesh perforates the delicate obturator membrane in this area, you may suffer from a range of serious symptoms. Primarily, the condition is marked by severe chronic pain, which can be disabling and prevent you from enjoying your normal day-to-day activities.

Symptoms from a defective mesh can be highly variable and include:

  • Searing and shooting pains throughout the area
  • Numbness in the pelvis or genitals
  • A feeling of “electric shock” or “broken glass”
  • Excruciating pain during sexual intercourse
  • Itching and rawness around the genitals or anus
  • Difficulty sitting for extended periods due to pain
  • A feeling of “fullness” after emptying your bladder
  • Bladder and bowel irritation

Who caused my nerve injury: a surgeon or the mesh company?

This is a very common question, which is better answered after reviewing the medical records. It could be both. Women are usually told this is a simple surgery which should only have minor pain immediately following surgery. Companies and doctors may not communicate that serious, disabling nerve pain may result and that removal surgery may not help.

Due to the soft tissue and nerves around the urethra, placing a mesh there requires a “risk vs. benefit” analysis, with patients needing full warnings. A doctor’s skill and experience are important. Also essential is knowing the failure rate of each company’s mesh. Unfortunately, sometimes it is in the courtroom that the real data gets exposed.

Pudendal Nerve Injuries Often Go Undiagnosed and Untreated

Even the most skilled doctors can have a difficult time identifying where pelvic pain truly originates, as there are many possible causes for the symptoms listed above. Additionally, some careless physicians may not exercise due diligence when looking for the root of your symptoms, and attribute your pain to “women’s issues” or childbirth without understanding your full medical history.

Unfortunately, this lack of understanding about pudendal nerve injuries means that many victims go undiagnosed and untreated for years. Even after receiving a proper diagnosis, getting medical treatment for pudendal nerve injuries can be complicated: You will most likely need to work with a pelvic specialist to create a customized care plan for your symptoms, and treatment options can vary widely.

Compassionate surgeons will help mesh victims by arriving at a correct diagnosis. This can be accomplished through:

  • Pudendal nerve MRI
  • Sonography of the sacroiliac joint and ligaments
  • Sonography of the pelvic floor muscles

Once there is a diagnosis, treating physicians can help you address the condition through various techniques. The most common ones are:

  • Pain management
  • Pudendal nerve block
  • Physiotherapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychotherapy
  • Pain Education & Support Group
  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain
  • Cortisone injections
  • Botox / Botulinum toxin Type A injections
  • PRP platelet-rich plasma
  • Pulsed radio-frequency treatment
  • Pudendal nerve release surgery
  • Neuro-modulation with implantable electrodes

Ready to Help You Seek Justice for Your Injuries

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP, we have a team of experienced and compassionate mesh litigators who specialize in pudendal nerve injuries. Mesh defendants often do not recognize pudendal nerve injuries as a compensable claim, mistakenly blaming the cause on pregnancy. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney if you have suffered from any of the symptoms of pudendal nerve injury and have a vaginal or urinary surgical mesh.

Nothing can ever make up for the pain and loss of your injuries, but by holding these manufacturers accountable, you may be able to find some degree of peace. To that end, our compassionate defective medical device team, lead by the distinguished David B. Rheingold, is ready to fight for justice and secure the maximum compensation for your claim.

Call (212) 684-1880 or complete a contact form for a free consultation with our legal team today.