Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Although the initial purpose of surgical mesh was to help provide reinforcement for dropping organs, especially Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Urinary Stress Incontinence, some medical device safety advocates report that the surgery and device are not warranted as a solution for such complications in the first place. Instead, it is often argued that other methods of correction and treatment are more effective, without some of the troubling complications associated with defective surgical mesh and transvaginal mesh injury.

At The Carlson Law Firm, our surgical mesh injury attorneys are currently representing other clients, who have been injured or experienced serious and debilitating conditions as a result of defective transvaginal mesh and surgical mesh.

Transvaginal Mesh Injury and Side Effects

Though many different injuries and conditions have been reported by victims and countless transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed, some of the most common types of injuries and complications that have been reported by sufferers, include:

  • Adherence of mesh to intestines or other organs
  • Transvaginal mesh injury to or adherence to other organs
  • Injuries to blood vessels and nerves
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Recurrence of hernia, POP or Urinary Stress Incontinence

FDA Warnings Against Surgical Mesh

As a result of the injuries some victims of surgical mesh have endured, the Food and Drug Administration issued several warnings about the safety of surgical mesh and transvaginal mesh. By July 2012, the FDA published a warning, weighing the risk of surgical mesh as a solution for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and concluding that the complications associated with transvaginal mesh injury may be riskier

Although warnings from the FDA are a sign that consumers should be wary or take care when consuming, using or considering a product, food or drug, sometimes problems may have been noticed or occurred long before FDA cautions are emitted to consumers or products are pulled from the shelves. As a result, sometimes hundreds or thousands of patients, consumers and instances of use are completed before a recall takes place and before other consumers realize a product they thought might improve their health may actually be painful, make them or negatively affect their health.

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