The Colorado Vaginal Mesh Lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are now offering free case reviews after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an urgent warning regarding serious complications from vaginal mesh side effects. A 2011 FDA warning revealed that vaginal mesh can cause debilitating pain, bleeding, organ damage, severe infections, and a recurrence of the urinary problems the devices were implanted to treat in the first place. The administration’s warning went on to state that these side effects are not uncommon, and that there is no clear evidence that transvaginal mesh offers any tangible benefit over safer, more traditional methods of treatment.
Free Colorado Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a vaginal mesh implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Transvaginal Mesh Overview
Many women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) undergo a surgical procedure in which vaginal mesh is implanted to help hold the recipients’ organs in place. Rather than simply stitching the vaginal wall back together, the transvaginal mesh is used as a kind of sling to help keep organs such as the urethra, cervix, and rectum in place and from protruding outside the body cavity. In 2010 alone, more than 75,000 women around the country elected to undergo vaginal mesh surgery to treat POP.
Side Effects of Vaginal Mesh
Unfortunately, despite their widespread use, transvaginal mesh products have recently been linked to the following serious side effects:
- erosion through vaginal epithelium
- pain, including dyspareunia
- urinary problems
- recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation
- vaginal scarring
- mesh erosion
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.”
As a result of these complications, additional medical intervention may be required, such as the need for painful revision surgeries (which are not always successful), IV therapy, blood transfusions, and the treatment of hematomas or abscesses.
Do I Need a Colorado Vaginal Mesh Lawyer?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs vaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Colorado vaginal mesh lawsuits.
Free Colorado Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by vaginal mesh, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.