Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Business | 0 comments

When a womans pelvic muscles are no longer capable of supporting her urethra (a tube inside her body which takes her urine from the bladder out of her body) and bladder (a sac where liquid like urine is stored) the typical result is SUI, or stress urinary incontinence, which, in turn, causes problems controlling bladder and bowel movements. In the past SUI and POP (pelvic organ prolapsed, a condition wherein the uterus or other organs collapses or slips away from its place) were surgically treated by having tissues, taken from the patients themselves, sewn to support the collapsed organ.

To do away with the problems from hysterectomy and alternative curative processes, the transvaginal/vaginal mesh implant/treatment was introduced. This surgical procedure required the implanting of an absorbable biologic material or porous synthetic material in women to help ease the pain and discomfort associated with pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Its introduction as a low-risk procedure immediately made it the preferred solution for SUI and POP conditions. By 2010, as many as 300,000 women had already been given the implant, this in spite of the 2008 health warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the safety of the product. The warning was repeated in July of 2011 due to the continuous use of the materials. According to the FDA the transvaginal mesh had various and serious complications, like adverse effects in spite of its removal, difficulty in complete removal as the material is partly absorbed, wearing away of the material within a year after surgery, pain and discomfort due to incontinence becoming more frequent and a lot more. In fact, from 2008 to 2010, more than 2,874 complications were reported, including seven deaths.

Hundreds of women are still suffering from transvaginal mesh complications, but have not come to the open yet. So many transvaginal mesh lawsuits have already been filed, the blame being hurled against the product manufacturers who may have released the materials in the market and pronounced them safe or low-risk, but without fully testing the products. Though manufacturers may redirect the blame to the surgeons instead by accusing them of poor surgical performance, one fact remains: so many women are suffering and someone ought to take responsibility for the great harm done.

Due to the complications, the quality of lives of the affected women has dramatically changed. Infection, more frequent pains, urinary problems, vaginal scarring, bladder, blood vessel and bowel perforation and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence are just some of the many serious physical discomforts affected women are undergoing today. If you have had a transvaginal mesh implant in the past and are suffering from pain, do not hesitate to come out. Stand up for your right and make the guilty realize what theyve done by filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit for your sake and your love ones.

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