Report: Transvaginal Mesh Devices Classified as High Risk

A transvaginal mesh lawyer notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified the devices as “high risk” when used as treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) device manufacturers have long argued that their products were safe and effective, however, thousands of patients have allegedly complained of serious complications. Affected women may be able to pursue a claim against TVM device makers with the assistance of a transvaginal mesh attorney.

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Manufacturers Face Growing Number of Lawsuits Despite Alleged Risks

Transvaginal mesh manufacturers looking to market their products for use in repairing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) face an uphill battle, because new guidelines dictate they must first prove to the FDA that the devices are safe when used for this purpose. According to NBC Bay Area, thousands of complaints about complications have already been filed with the agency, causing one leading surgical device removal specialist to deem right now the “the darkest chapter in gynecologic surgery.”

As concerns about the small, screen-like devices rise, the FDA took an important step in warning the public by classifying the device as “high risk” when used for the treatment of POP. Although FDA guidelines dictate that the devices will maintain this rating and stay on the market until 2019, manufacturers face a growing number of legal battles now that about 100,000 women have signed on as plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits. Plaintiffs claim that because of transvaginal mesh, they suffered extreme pain, infections, urinary problems, diminished quality of life and other complications, some of which were life-threatening.

How a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer Can Help

Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by defective transvaginal mesh devices may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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