Women who suffered complications from mesh after having pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using a transvaginal mesh could have legal recourse. In July 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that patients who undergo pelvic organ prolapse repair using a surgical mesh may be at a greater risk for complications from mesh than women who pursue other surgical treatments. Because transvaginal mesh manufacturers did not warn doctors and patients about the increased risk, women who suffer from mesh complications might be able to pursue a claim to seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. Have you experienced mesh erosion or other complications from mesh following pelvic organ prolapse surgery? Call Texas Attorney Group to find out if you are eligible to seek financial compensation for your injuries by speaking with our member product injury lawyers who will review the details of your case for potential Texas Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits.
Complications with Vaginal Mesh
Repair surgery for pelvic organ prolapse can be done through the vagina or the abdomen, using surgical mesh or stitches to reinforce the repair and also to support the pelvic organs. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the transvaginal placement of this surgical mesh could put women at greater risks for pelvic organ prolapse mesh complications than other surgical options. Common vaginal mesh complications that have been reported by women who had pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery with transvaginal mesh include bleeding, infection, pain during sex, mesh erosion, urinary problems, vaginal scarring, discomfort, and perforation of bowel, bladder and blood vessels.
The public was first alerted by these problems with transvaginal mesh in 2008 when the Food and Drug Administration released a safety communication regarding the issues linked to the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. This safety announcement stated a claim by the agency that they had received over 1000 reports of complications with mesh from nine different manufacturers. Since then, the amount of reported mesh complications has increased.
Texas Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits
Due to the warnings from the Food and Drug Administration and the numerous reported complications, our member pelvic mesh attorneys are currently investigating claims of vaginal mesh complications from those patients who received a vaginal mesh and bladder sling. These individuals may be eligible to seek monetary compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, among other damages through a Texas transvaginal mesh lawsuit. If you or a loved one has had complications following implantation of a vaginal mesh, contact Texas Attorney Group today.