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Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is used in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In pelvic organ prolapse, an organ in the pelvic area drops from the position where it should be and pushes against vaginal walls. This condition may result from muscle strain in childbirth or from surgery. The organs which may fall (prolapse) include the bladder, urethra, uterus, small bowel, vagina, and rectum. Transvaginal mesh devices or slings have been used to treat the condition through surgical implantation.
From 2005 to 2010, however, 3,875 injuries associated with the mesh implants have been reported to the FDA. Following this, the FDA issued warnings to potential patients about the associated risks of the implants, which include mesh erosion, vaginal tissue erosion, perforations of associated organs, infection, vaginal scarring, urinary problems, and a return of the prolapse or incontinence which the mesh was originally intended to handle.
A National Transvaginal Mesh Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered any health damage due to the use of this medical device, we recommend that you discuss your situation in a free, initial consultation with a national mass tort injury attorney at the firm at your earliest opportunity. Our firm focuses on personal injury cases and is well-known and well-respected nationally for its work in defending injury victims in cases of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
Since 2008, the number of injuries and complications connected with transvaginal mesh implants has grown, according to the FDA. Many of these reports include hospitalizations and additional surgeries to treat injury victims. To recover the financial compensation you deserve for such medical expenses as well as non-economic damages, it is important to be represented by an experienced and skilled attorney such as you will find at Andrus Wagstaff, PC.
Contact a National transvaginal mesh injury lawyer at the firm for skilled legal representation in an injury claim or lawsuit today.