Were You Injured by a Transvaginal Mesh Implant?
There are countless women in the country who have experienced complications after surgery in which transvaginal mesh implants were used. Transvaginal mesh has been used most frequently in surgery to correct organ prolapse and urinary incontinence and has been found to have led to serious complications for many women. The product may have been manufactured by a number of companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Bard, Boston Scientific or AMS. If you have suffered from complications after surgery, such as infection, pain, organ damage or other problems such as erosion, and have required corrective surgery or will be requiring this surgery, a Texas transvaginal mesh injury lawyer from Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher, Perry, Runge, Robertson and Smith Law Firm wants to help you.
FDA Warnings on Transvaginal Mesh Implants
In 2008, the FDA issued a warning regarding complications arising from the use of transvaginal mesh. In 2011, they updated their warning to advise the public that these complications are “not rare,” and as an area of continuing concern with regard to public health and safety. The number of adverse events reported is ranging into the thousands, and if you are suffering any such complications, we advise you to contact our firm for assistance. We are concerned about the health of our clients and you can be confident that your case will be addressed with compassion and discretion. Our firm has achieved many notable victories for our clients, and will move forward to pursue justice in cases of injury and damage from the use of transvaginal mesh in surgery.
Prior to the use of transvaginal mesh, surgery was used to resolve both organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The FDA update has exposed the fact that the use of this mesh in many types of surgeries has not led to a higher rate of success, and in fact, it poses a much higher risk to the patient when it is used. If you or your loved one is suffering from complications after surgery, including mesh erosion through the vagina (termed exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain, bleeding, dyspareunia or pain during intercourse, organ perforation, infection, recurrent prolapse, neuro-muscular problems, vaginal scarring or shrinkage, as well as suffering emotional damage that is often part of any of these serious conditions, our firm wants to assist you.
Contact a Longview product liability attorney from our firm for immediate legal assistance in defective medical device cases of injury resulting from the use of transvaginal mesh in surgery. We represent clients in Longview, Houston and all of East Texas.