Pelvic & Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits - Talk to a Lawyer Now
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Transvaginal mesh, ObTape and Bladder slings are surgical products that is often implanted in women having issues with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Transvaginal mesh is typically inserted through surgery and it is meant to aid weak, damaged, or stretched tissue in the vaginal area. Transvaginal mesh is made from porous synthetic or biological material.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a disorder which affects approximately 30-50% of all women to some degree at some phase in their lives. However, only approximately 2% of women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) experience significant symptoms. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs because the tissues holding the pelvic organs become stretched or weak. This weakening in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) allows the pelvic organs to bulge into the vagina and sometimes past the vaginal opening. In pelvic organ prolapse (POP) it may be a single organ prolapsing or multiple organs.
Vaginal Mesh & Bladder Sling Complications
The purpose of the transvaginal mesh implant is to strengthen the tissue that has become weak and to stop the organs from prolapsing through the vagina. In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning that in some rare cases, there have been severe complications related to transvaginal mesh inserts which have caused transvaginal mesh injuries. Recently, in July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its 2008 statement to say that the transvaginal mesh injuries are, in fact, not rare. Transvaginal mesh injuries, vaginal mesh erosion and mesh complications have grown much more common.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also stated that they are not sure whether the use of transvaginal mesh products is even a useful solution or treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This is because many of the women experiencing severe transvaginal mesh injuries and complications were still experiencing pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also said that the use of transvaginal mesh may put patients at a higher risk of having transvaginal mesh related injuries.
In a research study conducted in 2011 by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada related to transvaginal mesh procedures stated that, "Until adequate effectiveness and safety evidence is available, the use of new transvaginal mesh devices for prolapse repair should be considered experimental and restricted to use in investigative trials.
Between the years 2005 and 2010 there have been over 3,785 reported cases of transvaginal mesh injuries to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the article in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it was reported that researchers had to end a clinical trial of transvaginal mesh early because the women being treated were experiencing far too many complications and transvaginal mesh injuries. The study conducted transvaginal mesh surgery on 65 women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. It had to be stopped after more than 15% of the women with transvaginal mesh were suffering severe transvaginal mesh injuries after only three months. The vaginal mesh know as ObTape has caused 1000's of women serious and painful complications. For more see: OB Tape mesh erosion
Transvaginal Mesh, Mesh Erosion & Bladder Sling Lawsuits: Speak to a Lawyer
Many patients suffering from Ob Tape, Bladder sling and transvaginal mesh injuries wish that they had been warned of the risks and potential complications before undergoing the operation. Our product liability law team at the Willis Law Firm is committed to getting you answers and financial compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Transvaginal mesh products currently linked with transvaginal mesh injuries include:
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS
If you or a loved one is suffering from transvaginal 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.
All cases are handled on a Contingency Fee Basis (no attorney's fees or expenses charged unless we recover for you).