CONCORD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA has received thousands of complaints of vaginal mesh implant failure since the medical device was introduced into the market in the 1990s. The FDA released its first communication about the risks associated with the device more than a decade after its market introduction, leaving many to become aware of the vast number of problems years after the transvaginal mesh (TVM) first became widely used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Among the most common problems associated with TVM surgery include pain, bowel and bladder perforation, and mesh erosion.
Con: mesh in vaginal surgery: do the risks outweigh the benefits?
In contrast, transvaginal mesh use significantly increases the complication rate over nonmesh repairs. Some of these complications cause lifelong, irreversible pelvic pain, vaginal shortening, vaginal narrowing, severe vaginal pain, and dyspareunia. For more information about complications related to vaginal mesh surgery, please visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22617054
For a number of women who have experienced complications from the implant, such as mesh erosion, additional surgeries are required for the removal of the mesh components and alleviation of the accompanying pain. Mesh removal is a complex undertaking; however, and often cannot be completed with just one surgery. Women who require surgery typically must undergo at least two or more procedures after their mesh has failed to alleviate the often unbearable symptoms.
As more information about the risks associated with the mesh device continues to surface, the number of women who have taken steps to assess their legal options for dealing with their TVM problem has also increased. Many federal lawsuits have recently been filed due to complications associated with the device.
Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits: Thousands Of Women Sue Over Surgical Mesh Complications
The lawsuits accuse the companies of inadequate testing, failing to disclose potential risks and fraudulently promoting the mesh as a safe medical device. For more information about pelvic mesh lawsuits, please visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/pelvic-mesh-lawsuits-surgical_n_2647435.html
The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource for women who have sustained a transvaginal mesh injury and are in need of information about getting legal and medical help. The group can provide women in this predicament with a free case review to discuss their medical and legal options. Individuals who have suffered from a TVM injury can contact the group today.
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