After an FDA warning this year about the safety risks of using transvaginal mesh devices to repair pelvic organ prolapse, many people are trying to find out whether the mesh implant they received is included in the warning and what legal rights they have for their injuries.Read More
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition in which organs like the urethra or bladder fall into the pelvic cavity due to stretched or weakened pelvic muscles. The condition affects nearly 1 out of every 10 women in the United States after childbirth, a hysterectomy or menopause.Read More
The FDA recently warned that the transvaginal implant of surgical mesh devices to repair conditions like pelvic organ prolapse could cause severe side effects like vaginal mesh infection. These injuries could affect hundreds of thousands of women who underwent the procedure.Read More
Expert Legal Help Available for those suffering Transvaginal Mesh Complications after undergoing Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), Bladder Sling or Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgeries.
On July 13, 2011, the FDA warned that patients undergoing surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse with surgical mesh and transvaginal mesh could face additional side effects than those opting for other surgical methods.
The announcement comes after manufacturers informed the FDA that more than 4,000 patients reported serious complications from their transvaginal mesh implants between 2005 and 2010.
Some of the complications reported by patients with transvaginal mesh implants include:
Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of women have received transvaginal mesh implants as part of a surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Due to the failure of manufacturers to warn of these dangerous side effects, many of these women may have been affected.
Lawyers are currently helping those who have suffered injury from transvaginal mesh failure file a lawsuit for their damages. To date, more than 600 such lawsuits have been filed.
If you or someone you love received a transvaginal mesh implant and have suffered any negative side effects, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to substantial compensation, however, time is limited.
Stress Urinary Incontinence is the most common type affecting women and occurs when the muscles around the pelvis and sphincter are weakened or stretched. SUI often affects women who have had multiple pregnancies with vaginal childbirths or have had a hysterectomy.
Although there are a number of treatment options for Stress Urinary Incontinence, recent reports suggest the use of vaginal mesh implants should be avoided.