Transvaginal Mesh Recall Lawyer
An alarming number of women have reported serious transvaginal mesh complications and injuries. This potentially dangerous medical device is manufactured by a number of companies and is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in women. Scientific studies conducted by the FDA and other reputable agencies have linked transvaginal mesh to a high incidence of injuries that can lead to severe pain and permanent disfigurement. While a global transvaginal mesh recall has not been issued, many women, surgeons, and medical product liability attorneys are working to have this product taken off the market.
If you have suffered injury or disfigurement after transvaginal mesh implantation, you may consider filing a medical product liability lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. A transvaginal mesh recall lawyer from our reputable personal injury law firm can provide you with a free and confidential legal consultation.
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Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
In the year 2010 alone, over 100,000 women were treated for pelvic organ prolapse with surgical mesh implant procedures. Roughly 7,000 of these procedures involved transvaginal implantation of the surgical mesh. Study results have shown that a disproportionately high number of women who undergo transvaginal implantation of surgical mesh will encounter injuries such as:
- Vaginal scarring
- Bowel perforation
- Blood vessel perforation
- Bladder perforation
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal tissue erosion
- Vaginal mesh erosion
- Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, requiring vaginal mesh revision surgery
According to the FDA, transvaginal placement of surgical mesh carries the highest risk. The FDA urges all physicians to thoroughly consider all alternative treatments before recommending transvaginal mesh implantation to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In fact, the FDA claims that vaginal mesh holds no benefits over other treatments for these conditions.
Transvaginal Mesh FDA Warnings
Beginning in October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a number of transvaginal mesh warnings. This first warning stated that more than 1,000 women had experienced transvaginal mesh complications which were attributed to devices made by nine different manufacturers. A more recent study connected all vaginal mesh implants with a high risk of complication and injury.
In July 2011, the FDA released a transvaginal mesh safety communication, alerting physicians and patients to the disproportionately high risk of vaginal mesh injuries and complications. Dr. William Maisel, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, cautions, “The FDA is asking surgeons to carefully consider all other treatment options and to make sure that their patients are fully informed of potential complications from surgical mesh.”
The FDA advisory committee on obstetrics and gynecology will convene in September 2011 to investigate the safety and effectiveness of transvaginally implanted surgical mesh as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Even before this investigation commences, however, the FDA clearly states doubts as to the benefits of surgical mesh implants versus other treatments for these conditions.
Contact a Transvaginal Mesh Recall Lawyer
No formal transvaginal mesh recall has been issued to date, but a large number of women have filed defective medical device lawsuits in pursuit of compensation after they have suffered emotionally and physically traumatic transvaginal mesh and bladder sling injuries. If you have suffered as a result of transvaginal mesh complications, our product liability attorneys may be able to help you file a dangerous medical device lawsuit. Contact our transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys today to schedule a free and confidential legal consultation.