Over the past decade, the use of trans-vaginal mesh implants to repair pelvic organ prolapse has increased dramatically. As many as 14 companies sell these devices in the United States, which are used in more than 75,000 surgeries a year.
Unfortunately, researchers in several studies and the FDA have identified an increased risk of transvaginal mesh side effects in those fitted with the implants. Earlier this year the FDA warned of the danger vaginal mesh implants posed over alternative procedures for pelvic organ prolapse.
Some of the transvaginal mesh side effects associated with these implant devices include:
If you or a loved one have suffered any transvaginal mesh side effects after receiving a mesh device, it is important to speak with an attorney about your legal options as soon as possible. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery, however, time is limited.
Many of these painful side effects can require multiple follow-up surgeries to remove the defective device, repair the damage done, and attempt to correct the original issue of pelvic organ prolapse through other means.
In many cases, women continue to suffer from vaginal or abdominal pain and an impaired quality of life even after the mesh implant is removed due to the damage caused.
It is estimated that more than 300,000 women received vaginal mesh devices to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence over the past ten years. Experts fear that many of these may suffer from transvaginal mesh side effects.
A Swedish study published on May 12, 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the use of a vaginal mesh implant could in some cases double the risk of bladder puncture, bleeding, incontinence or the need for repeat surgery. Another study showed more than 15% of women experience problems only 3 months after surgery.
Many of the women who received these devices and are experiencing side effects may not even know that their complications are caused by a defective device, or that legal help is available.
Attorneys are currently helping those affected by vaginal mesh problems file claims against the makers of the defective devices and recover substantial amounts for their treatment and discomfort.
Every case 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 an attorney as soon as possible to learn your options.
The vaginal mesh resource center works with only the top medical device injury attorneys 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.