The ilioinguinal nerve may be blocked during placement of defectively designed vaginal mesh devices, which are currently the subject of thousands of lawsuits consolidated in West Virginia. The complaints allege that ilioinguinal nerve blockage is caused either by direct injury during placement of the mesh, or the body’s immune response, which rejects the implant.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed ilioinguinal nerve block after receiving a vaginal mesh implant or transobturator sling, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is the Ilioinguinal Nerve?
The ilioinguinal nerve initially branches off the first lumbar nerve, near the lower part of the back, according to healthline. It then moves down the body through the second and third abdominal muscles, communicating with the iliohypogastric nerve, which regulates the diaphragm and areas around it. The ilioinguinal nerve eventually branches out into the upper thigh muscles and mon pubis/labia majora, where the nerve provides sensation.
Ilioinguinal Nerve Block Side Effects
- Numbness or pain in lower buttocks, genital region or perineum
- Sexual dysfunction (pain during intercourse and/or failure to acvhieve an orgasam)
- Disturbances in bladder / bowel function (incontinence)
- Pain from actions that do not normally cause pain (allodynia)
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Potential complications of an ilioinguinal block may include:
- Local anesthetic toxicity
- Hemodynamic changes
- Injury to the anesthetized area
- Later femoral cutaneous or femoral nerve blockade
- small and/or large bowel perforation
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Can I File a Class Action?
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to ilioinguinal nerve block lawsuits. Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients. If you’ve been injured by a vaginal mesh device, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I have an Ilioinguinal Nerve Block Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ilioinguinal nerve block lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one developed ilioinguinal nerve block after receiving a vaginal mesh implant or transobturator sling, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.