Experts Recognize The Dangers Of Transvaginal Mesh Repair
Transvaginal mesh — also commonly referred to as a pelvic sling, bladder mesh or simply vaginal mesh — can be used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence. However, in a 2010 article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers reported that they had to stop a vaginal mesh clinical trial early because of the higher-than-expected number of complications and vaginal mesh injuries, amounting to more than 15 percent of women in the trial suffering vaginal mesh erosion within only three months of implantation.
As a result of this and numerous other negative reports, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers and physicians in 2011 cautioning that the risks of using vaginal mesh are so severe that alternative treatments should be considered first. Later that year, the Committee on Gynecologic Practice also recommended doctors limit their use of the transvaginal mesh patch to only women who have a high risk for POP.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of actual vaginal mesh defects or improper implantation, Nagel Rice, LLP, a top litigation firm in New Jersey, may be able to assist you in pursuing significant compensation for the problems you and your family have endured. We are able to help you no matter where you are located in the United States.
Contact Nagel Rice at 973-618-0400 to speak with a knowledgeable transvaginal mesh lawsuit lawyer about the known dangers associated with vaginal mesh, the course of action for replacement and your legal rights.
Experienced Trial Attorneys For Transvaginal Mesh Injuries And Complications
Transvaginal mesh patch implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and others, have been known to cause:
- Pain and vaginal infection
- Injuries due to vaginal mesh erosion
- Perforation or puncture of the bladder, intestines, bowels or blood vessels in and around the vaginal wall
- Other pelvic injuries
Such vaginal mesh injuries often require additional surgery and extended medical treatment to correct. Victims of surgical mesh injuries who have filed lawsuits against the above companies include those who received implants that have since been subject to vaginal mesh recalls, as well as patients who received implants that are still on the market but nevertheless have caused serious problems.
Removing and reinserting a transvaginal patch is time-consuming, painful and requires some emotional support. Nagel Rice has the experience backed by a proven track record of success in medical malpractice claims to help you and your family pursue compensation for your pain and suffering and other economic damages.
What You Should Do
If you or a loved one is suffering severe complications following POP surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery, first contact the medical provider or doctor who inserted the patch and ask which manufacturer you have been given, and seek medical treatment from your physician.