Trans-vaginal mesh is a medical device that is used to bolster and support pelvic muscles and organs to repair condition known as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Also known as vaginal mesh, this medical product has been found to result in serious damage when implanted into the pelvic area and has been the subject of multiple FDA warnings. The most common mesh problems include erosion of the mesh through soft tissues and vaginal walls; infection at the mesh site; bleeding; pain during sexual intercourse; organ perforation caused by surgical tools; and urinary problems. Women and the family members of women who have suffered from vaginal mesh problems may be eligible to file a pelvic mesh lawsuit based on the damages they have suffered.
Pelvic mesh can be made of synthetic or biologic materials and is used in place of traditional stitches to repair pelvic organ prolapse. POP is a condition in which the pelvic floor muscles have lost the ability to support the weight of the pelvic organs such as the bowels, uterus, bladder, rectum and upper portion of the vagina, causing sagging that can obstruct the vagina. In a surgical procedure, pelvic mesh is implanted into the vagina to lift the pelvic organs into place.
Trans-vaginal mesh causes problems when it becomes lose in the pelvic area, either through detachment or disintegration. Small fragments of the surgical mesh are lose in the body and have been found to migrate to other places and become stuck. Embedded in internal pelvic area tissues, the mesh fragments result in inflammation. Mesh problems such as pain, infection and bleeding require surgery to resolve. Federal regulators warn that mesh problems may be permanent; several case studies have shown that even repeat surgeries cannot reverse damage caused by pelvic mesh fragments. Mesh problems can result in debilitating pain and infection, and can impinge the operation of the reproductive, urinary and digestive systems.
The FDA lists the following transvaginal mesh problems:
In October of 2008, the first FDA Vaginal Mesh Warning was released, stating that the use of surgical mesh in pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery was causing serious side effects in some patients. Then, in July of 2011, a second FDA Pelvic Mesh Warning was issued, stating that pelvic mesh problems were far more common than previously estimated. At this time, federal regulators issued a strong warning against the use of pelvic mesh for treating pelvic organ prolapse, recommending traditional stitches as a safer alternative. The FDA warning stated that mesh problems can cause permanent problems in the reproductive, urinary and excretory systems and the use of pelvic mesh should be carefully considered. Furthermore, the FDA safety warning stated that while transvaginal mesh is more dangerous than stitches, the medical device does not offer any obvious advantages. The FDA warned surgeons to "carefully consider all other treatment options" before choosing to use mesh, and then to carefully warn their patients should they elect to implant it.
Many national* vaginal mesh lawsuits have already been consolidated as multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court. Different from a class action, multidistrict litigation is a powerful tool used by groups of consumers to seek compensation for common claims against corporations, as in the case of dangerous medical devices. The procedure increases efficiency in the courts while preserving the individual details of each plaintiff's case. Contact an attorney soon to have your case considered for inclusion in the pelvic mesh litigation.
Trans vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed by women and the family members of women who suffered pelvic mesh problems such as erosion or extrusion of the mesh in pelvic tissues, organ damage, pain, infection, bleeding or scarring and who required one or more surgeries to remedy. Mesh lawsuits allege consumers were not warned of the risks and problems connected with the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. If you or a loved one matches this description, you may have legal grounds to file a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit.
Pelvic mesh attorneys are accepting claims nationwide from persons who have suffered mesh problems following pelvic repair surgery. These individuals may be entitled to compensation for the damages and expenses they have encountered as a result of transvaginal mesh. The Onder Law Firm will represent all persons involved in a pelvic mesh lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form or call us at 1-800-799-2824 and one of our attorneys handling national* mesh lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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