The dangers of transvaginal mesh

At the Law Office of Richard Hay in Kentucky, we know how devastating a medical error can be. We also know that while surgeons sometimes cannot foresee and warn you against every possible danger of a particular surgical procedure, nevertheless you have the right to sue them should you suffer further pain and injury as the result of the procedure.

You also can sue the manufacturer, distributor and retailer of a medical product should it not work the way in which it should have. Such is what thousands of women have done with regard to transvaginal mesh. As Women’s Health Magazine explains, transvaginal mesh is a strong, web-like material that surgeons began using in the early 1990s to treat pelvic organ prolapse, the condition that causes your bladder, rectum or uterus to descend from your vagina. Transvaginal mesh supports these organs much better than your own tissue, but it poses numerous health risks.

Associated risks

The Food and Drug Administration issued its first transvaginal mesh warning in 2008 after discovering that its manufacturers and marketers had failed to do sufficient research on its long-term performance and risks before selling it to doctors as a safe product. After subsequent research revealed many negatives associated with transvaginal mesh, the FDA raised its health risk to high in 2014, up from moderate.

Since then, thousands of women have come forward and sued the manufacturers and distributors of transvaginal mesh, claiming such diverse negative results of its implant into their bodies as the following:

  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Migration of the mesh into their surrounding organs
  • Urinary and/or fecal incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction

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