Transvaginal Mesh Injury Attorneys
Many women experience problems such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and undergo surgery to regain their quality of life. Surgical mesh slings and transvaginal mesh patches were developed to provide added support for pelvic organs and to ease discomforting symptoms such as pressure and leakage.
For thousands of women, their problems have returned after surgery — requiring yet another operation to fix complications that may have been caused by the surgical mesh itself. The frequency of complaints has prompted federal regulators to issue new warnings about the use of transvaginal mesh.
If you have been harmed by a transvaginal mesh product, you have a legal right to demand compensation from the manufacturer for your medical bills and other expenses, including pain and suffering.
The MEDLAW Legal Team of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, is a nationally recognized law firm representing victims of transvaginal mesh and mesh patches. We have offices in Baltimore, MD; Asheville, NC; and Columbia, SC. The law firm has satellite offices in New York City. Time is of the essence to protect your legal rights and file a mesh lawsuit.
Time is critically important in pursuing a claim against a vaginal mesh product manufacturer. Contact us promptly. Call 888-463-3529 or immediately contact our mesh injury lawyers online.
The Misapplication of Surgical Mesh
Thirty to fifty percent of women may experience pelvic organ prolapse during their lifetime, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Surgery for the condition is a well accepted method of addressing its quality of life issues, but the use of surgical mesh may not be any more effective than traditional procedures, a review of scientific research suggests.
Surgical mesh is designed to reinforce weakened tissue and was originally introduced for hernia repairs. Gynecologists have adapted surgical mesh for use in urogynecologic surgical procedures. Surgical mesh is used in procedures to support a weakened vaginal wall, support fallen pelvic organs or support the urethra to treat stress urinary incontinence.
Demand for surgical mesh for urogynecologic procedures prompted medical device manufacturers to begin marketing vaginal mesh products, even though the complications of vaginal mesh weren’t well understood.
Women Report Increasing Number of Complications
Women who have undergone transvaginal mesh procedures have reported an increasing number of complications and transvaginal mesh side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported receiving 2,874 reports of problems associated with surgical mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence from 2008 through 2010. The most common complication according to the FDA was vaginal mesh erosion or protrusion of the mesh through the wall of the vagina. Mesh shrinkage also may cause vaginal tightening and pain. The FDA has said flatly that the use of transvaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse repair is an area of continuing serious concern.
Manufacturers of medical devices have a legal responsibility to make and market products that are safe and effective when used as intended. When medical device manufacturers expose the public to unsafe products, they should be held accountable.
Contact Our Surgical Mesh Lawyers Today
If you have found this website, you may wonder if you have a claim as a result of mesh complications or if you have grounds for a vaginal mesh lawsuit. The compassionate transvaginal mesh lawyers at Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, are ready to answer your questions at no charge.
We offer a no-obligation consultation. Let us explain how we can help.
Time is of the essence to protect your legal rights. Call 888-463-3529 or contact our mesh injury attorneys online.