In recent years, a growing number of women have been diagnosed with ilioinguinal nerve damage (neuralgia) or chronic pain as a result of transvaginal mesh and obturator sling implants.
Need a Texas Ilioinguinal Nerve Block Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a severe side effect of transvaginal mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
What is the Ilioinguinal Nerve?
In women, the ilioinguinal nerve provides feeling to the genital area (mons pubis and labia majora) and upper part of the skin on the inner thigh. The nerve runs from the lower back to the pelvis and genitals.
Here are some symptoms that may indicate a nerve injury:
- Groin pain
- Hip pain
- Pain with sitting
- Tailbone pain
- Anorectal pain
- Burning/stabbing pain
- Labia majora pain/burning
- Clitoral pain or numbness
- Severe pain that makes vaginal penetration impossible
- Inability to wear tight pants
- Painful bladder/Painful bladder filling
Transvaginal Mesh Neuralgia
Nerve damage (neuralgia) is one of the most devastating side effects of transvaginal mesh and obturator sling implants. Women with neuralgia may suffer from chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, and other symptoms. In general, mesh implants can cause nerve damage by:
- Directly damage the nerve during surgery to implant the mesh
- Mesh erodes into the nerve over time
- “Nerve entrapment” as a result of scar-tissue growth, swelling and inflammation
What is Obturator Neuralgia?
Ilioinguinal nerve damage is a particular concern with many older types of Transobturator (TOT) sling implants, which require a surgeon to blindly pass a needle through the retropubic space during the implantation procedure. Unfortunately, even a tiny error can leave a woman suffering from permanent ilioinguinal neuralgia.
Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment
Vaginal mesh implants may also cause ilioinguinal nerve entrapment, another common complication that causes chronic pain. It occurs when the nerve is compressed, or trapped, as a result of pressure from scar-tissue growth, inflammation, or mesh eroding into the nerve.
This complication is also called “obturator nerve entrapment” when it occurs as a complication of Transobturator (TOT) sling implants.
Signs & Symptoms of Ilioinguinal Nerve Damage
- Long-term pain in the pelvis, groin, genitals
- Muscle fiber weakness, which can lead to inguinal hernia
- Genital numbness or pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Incontinence or other changes in bladder / bowel function
- Pudendal neuralgia
- And more
What is an Ilioinguinal Nerve Block?
An ilioinguinal nerve block is a procedure that can treat pain associated with neuralgia. During the procedure, a doctor injects anesthetics and anti-inflammatory steroids into the nerve to stop pain signals from reaching the brain.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Over $8 billion in settlements have been paid to thousands of women who were injured by side effects of vaginal mesh and obturator slings. Over 100,000 lawsuits were filed against several manufacturers, accusing the companies of selling dangerously defective implants.
Class Action Lawsuits
The vast majority of vaginal mesh lawsuits are not in a class action. Instead, they are centralized in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2327) in West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
Instead of a class action, our law firm is filing individual lawsuits for women who were diagnosed with ilioinguinal neuralgia, chronic pelvic pain, and other severe side effects of vaginal mesh. We want to work with you to seek financial compensation for your injury, medical bills, permanent injuries, and more.
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