FDA Reports Thousands of Mesh Complications
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released multiple warnings regarding vaginal mesh sling products and the risk of serious complications that they pose. The FDA's most recent warning stated that these vaginal mesh complications are "not rare" and that they are a topic of serious concern. In the years between 2005-2008, the FDA has received over one thousand reports of vaginal mesh complications and adverse events through their MedWatch program. At this point in time, the number of vaginal mesh complications has surpassed three thousand and shows no signs of slowing. Lawsuits have been filed against several vaginal mesh manufacturers, including: American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and Ethicon.
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Types of Vaginal Mesh Complications
There are many different types of vaginal mesh complications that differ in both severity as well as the type of treatment necessitated. Some of the most common vaginal mesh complications include:
Although these are the most common vaginal mesh complications, they are not the only types of problems that can manifest following transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. Additional problems have also been reported, including:
Vaginal Mesh Complication Treatments
When a patient experiences the vaginal mesh complication of mesh erosion (also called extrusion, protrusion, and exposure), she will most likely require a revision surgery. This vaginal mesh revision surgery will attempt to remove the mesh from the body to alleviate the painful complications. However, many times these vaginal mesh revision surgeries are unable to fully treat the problem. The mesh may break into smaller pieces, which are then unable to be removed.
File a Vaginal Mesh Complication Lawsuit: Speak With an Attorney
Filing a lawsuit against the medical device company that manufactured the defective mesh helps many women gain the money that they need in order to best treat their vaginal mesh complications. If you have been injured as the result of vaginal mesh complications, call the Willis Law Firm today. Our firm will then provide you with the information that you need in order to decide if a vaginal mesh complications lawsuit is the best option for you. We are currently reviewing mesh cases nationwide, and on a contingency fee basis. Call us today for your free initial case consultation.
What is Mesh Erosion?
Transvaginal mesh erosion occurs with the polypropylene mesh comprising the device wears through the vaginal walls. Mesh erosion goes by several names including:
By any name, mesh erosion or mesh extrusion or mesh exposure is a painful experience for those it afflicts. Mesh erosion can result in vaginal bleeding as well as infection. The treatment for mesh erosion can be very physically difficult as well as financially expensive. Many women respond by filing a mesh erosion lawsuit in an attempt to alleviate the financial pressure associated with this experience.
Mesh Erosion Treatment
When a woman experiences the painful transvaginal mesh complication of mesh erosion, the result is excruciatingly painful. Unfortunately, mesh erosion typically requires additional surgery and/or hospitalization in order to treat. A mesh erosion revision surgery attempts to excavate and remove the device from the body entirely. Through removing the mesh, a woman should experience less of the painful mesh erosion side effects. However, in many cases transvaginal mesh sling devices cannot be fully removed from the body and quality of life is never fully restored.
File a Mesh Erosion Lawsuit: Speak to an Attorney
Have you or a loved one experienced mesh erosion after treatment with a transvaginal mesh sling? If so, you should contact the talented product liability team at the Willis Law Firm today for a free mesh erosion lawsuit consultation. We have female consultants trained and ready to discuss this sensitive women's health topic with you in confidence. You may have a legal entitlement to financial compensation in regard to the injuries you have experienced, and our firm can help you determine if a mesh erosion lawsuit is the right choice for you. All mesh erosion lawsuits are accepted on a fee contingent basis; you will not be billed unless we recover for you.
If you or a loved one is suffering from vaginal mesh (TVM), ObTape and bladder sling injuries please call the Willis Law Firm. We have female nurses & consultants standing by, trained to discuss sensitive issues confidentially. We are currently accepting ObTape Bladder Sling, Transvaginal Mesh Injury lawsuits nationwide.
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