March 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Transvaginal mesh implants causing severe side effects in numerous women
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In the 1990s, doctors began using a medical device called transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women who suffered from weakened pelvic muscles following childbirth, menopause or hysterectomies. POP occurs when the pelvic muscles are no longer strong enough to hold up organs within the pelvic region.
Once viewed as permanent cure to POP, the hammock-like mesh, which is implanted through the vagina to hold up prolapsed organs, is now known to cause debilitating pain and severe injuries. Many women require additional surgeries to fix the medical problems the implants cause.
Common side effects
Although the surgically implanted mesh can create the desired effect -- that of holding up a woman's prolapsed uterus, cervix, vagina, urethra, bladder and rectum -- thousands of women suffer complications as a direct result of the mesh implant. Common side effects include such issues as:
-Failure of the device
-Extrusion into surrounding tissue
-Erosion of the mesh
-Pain during intercourse
-Emotional distress and diminished quality of life
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health notification in 2008 warning that the mesh was known, in rare cases, to cause complications when used for vaginal repair. The mesh is also used successfully for hernia repair but, as the FDA later discovered, was not tested as a cure for vaginal repair before being placed on the market.
In 2011, the FDA updated its notice stating that vaginal mesh repairs caused serious medical issues more commonly than previously thought and resulted in a number of deaths. In fact, FDA studiesshowed that transvaginal mesh repairs introduce more problems than they cure.
As the medical issues created by the implant are brought to light, more women are coming forward complaining of severe symptoms related to the surgery.
Legal help is available
Since the first introduction of the device in the 1990s, thousands of women have brought lawsuits against numerous responsible parties including:
-Manufacturers of the defective products
-Health care facilities
-Doctors who negligently implant the devices
Victims are collecting damages for such losses as:
If you have a surgically implanted vaginal mesh device and experience any adverse symptoms from the product, or suspect you suffer from medical issues associated with the implant, contact a personal injury attorney experienced with vaginal mesh product lawsuits. You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and other losses.---
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