Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are on the rise and could end up in the tens of thousands against six different manufacturers. Boston Scientific is one of the manufacturers with a possible 2500 lawsuits alone. Back in July of 2011 the FDA put out a warning to consumers about the potential defects and dangers of the synthetic mesh as stating that reports of serious complications from the mesh implant had increased. Between then and now the numbers of lawsuits have increased as well and are still on the rise.
This is an unfortunate circumstance for the victims and the worst part is that there is a probability that defective surgical transvaginal mesh slings are still being implanted. Many of the women who have filed law suits have suffered horrible side effects and severe injuries that have lasted for years, some of the injuries being life altering.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this unimaginable tragedy.
What is transvaginal mesh?
If you do not have a medical condition such as urinary incontinence then you probably do not know what transvaginal mesh is, but you might have read news reports about the defect and recall of this medical product. Transvaginal mesh is a sling that is surgically implanted in the vagina to treat bladder prolapse and other related medical conditions. However, numerous complaints from women came about leading to the investigation of the product and its makers which prompted the FDA to put out a warning to the general public.
According to the FDA “The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.” Click to read more from the FDA transvaginal mesh complications.
If you want more information about transvaginal mesh and the potential side effects or if you need legal representation pertaining to a transvaginal mesh case, please do not hesitate to call a California transvaginal mesh lawyer. The defective product attorneys at Bisnar | Chase are passionate about and specialize in this area and we have 30 years of proven results recovering money for personal injury victims. Contact us today for free legal advice. Call 1-800-561-4887.
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