Researchers in Europe and the United States have discovered what patients have been reporting to the FDA for more than five years: The use of vaginal mesh implants to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress incontinence can cause severe and long-term complications.
The FDA has now issued several warnings about the safety of these devices. Patients have reported complications following surgery including mesh erosion through vaginal tissue, infection, bleeding, pain during intercourse or organ puncture.
Some of the top medical injury lawyers in the country are now helping those who have been injured by these devices file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit to help recover from the side effects and additional treatment they will need from the defective mesh implants.
If you or a loved one have experienced complications after a vaginal mesh implant, it is important to speak with a lawyer. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery from a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The time to file a claim, however, is limited.
Mesh implants have been used for decades by skilled surgeons to repair hernias and similar conditions. For nearly 10 years, however, medical device companies have also marketed them for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition in which the bladder or urethra fall into the pelvic cavity due to weakened muscles.
Although no extensive clinical trials were performed to test the safety of the mesh devices for the repair of POP, they were approved under less strict fast-track regulations of the FDA. Now these companies are liable under a transvaginal mesh lawsuit for the injuries caused to patients by the defective devices.
A recent study published in the August 2010 Obstetrics & Gynecology Journal showed that more than 15% of women who received a vaginal mesh implant experienced a complication within 3 months of their surgery date.
Another study, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden published on May 12, 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women who received a vaginal mesh implant had a higher risk of bleeding, bladder puncture, pain during intercourse, post surgical incontinence and the need for a repeat surgery.
On July 13, 2011, the FDA released a statement that women who are treated with vaginal mesh implants to repair pelvic organ prolapse could be at risk of severe side effects compared with patients who receive other surgical methods.
The side effects from these defective devices can cause significant pain and discomfort, infections, damage to other organs and the loss of sexual function. They may also require follow up surgeries to repair. You and your family should not face these burdens alone because of the negligence of a medical device company.
A transvaginal mesh lawsuit can help compensate for your injuries and loss and help you recover as fully as possible with the best treatment. Lawyers have recovered millions for clients for these injuries and are available to discuss your case today.
Every lawsuit has a unique value and a different time limit on how long you have to take action before your legal rights expire. Therefore, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to learn your options.
The vaginal mesh resource center works with only the top medical device injury lawyers and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
Contact us today for a confidential evaluation of your case. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.