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Transvaginal Mesh Device Overview and Lawsuit Information
What is Surgical Mesh?
Basically, surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material [usually polypropylene] or absorbable biologic material and is most often used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). It is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse, supporting the vagina, bladder or rectum, or to support the urethra in the treatment of urinary incontinence.
Who Makes Surgical Mesh?
Surgical mesh is produced by a number of different manufacturers, including:
Why can the use of Vaginal Mesh Implants be dangerous?
Many women who have had surgical mesh implanted through the vagina have experienced serious complications. In some cases, the implanted mesh has started to shrink or erode through the lining of the vaginal wall, bladder or urethra. In fact, the FDA has released several health safety communications regarding the serious complications associated with the use of surgical mesh to treat POP and SUI. Side effects, symptoms and serious injuries linked to mesh failure include:
Vaginal pain and/or pelvic pain
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
Husband’s/partner’s penis getting cut by the hardened, eroded mesh during sex
Nerve pain in buttocks, hips, and/or legs from entrapped nerves
Worsening of the pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
Mesh erosion through vaginal wall
Vaginal scarring and shortening of the vaginal vault
Chronic vaginal infections, discharge and drainage
Migration of mesh to other organs
Perforation of bladder, urethra, vagina and/or bowel
Surgeries to revise or remove mesh
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of the above symptoms as the result of a vaginal mesh implant or sling failure, please contact your doctor immediately! These are scary and potentially very serious complications, and your health is of the upmost importance. In addition to protecting your body, you have a right to protect your rights. Your time to file a claim is running out, so call Liz Dudley, an Attorney and Former Nurse, at The Dudley Law Firm as soon as possible!
What does the FDA say about Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh?
Following an updated analysis of the adverse events reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency concluded that the use of surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, was an area of serious concern. This analysis, combined with the complications outlined in recently published scientific literature, ultimately prompted the FDA to issue an updated safety communication to inform the public that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are NOT RARE. The updated warning is a change from the agency’s original report in October of 2008. To learn more, click the below link to read about the FDA’s updated safety communication regarding transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse: http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm262435.htm
Do you have a TVM Lawsuit?
Many women are experiencing devastating and even permanent complications as a result of transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse [POP], or cystocele, rectocele . The Dudley Law Firm is currently offering free and confidential lawsuit evaluations on behalf of women all over the United States who have potentially suffered serious side effects from of a vaginal sling or surgical mesh implant. As a result of your experience, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether or not the mesh product your doctor used is still on the market. For a free case review, call The Dudley Law Firm at 316-746-3969. Attorney Liz Dudley or a member of her staff will respond to you as soon as possible.
Why choose Liz Dudley?
As a former Registered Nurse, Liz is passionate about serving her clients and protecting their legal rights. Her law practice, The Dudley Law Firm, LLC, is a boutique firm, specializing in nationwide personal injury cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices, especially those involving women. She personally communicates with every client, reviews their medical records and attempts to find the appropriate medical specialists to help her clients get properly treated. For Liz, her clients are far more than just another case number. She has a vested interest in their life, their story, their health and wellbeing. She vigorously defends their rights and works hard to ensure they receive the best possible legal representation, especially when it involves issues where there is massive TV and internet advertising attorneys. She will do everything in her power to streamline the litigation process and help you obtain the best compensation for your injuries. Contact Liz today! NOTE: Liz Dudley, has recently been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Ethicon MDL 2327 Science and Expert Committee, which is responsible for developing the generic scientific causation and liability proof.