Archive for October, 2011

Transvaginal Mesh Injuries and Legal Remedies

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Between 2005 and 2010 there were enough injuries tied to use of this mesh, trial attorneys and the Food & Drug Administration began to look closely at the problem. As with any of these medical problems, the medical answers and alternatives rest with the doctors and the legal options or remedies rest with in the legal and judicial process.

Implants, variously referred to as transvaginal mesh, pelvic sling, or bladder mesh, had been tied to several different problems in unexpected numbers and severity. These included erosion of bodily tissue in the implant area, hardening of the mesh, perforation of bowel, bladder or blood supply, infection and pain, erosion of the mesh itself, and vaginal scarring. In addition there were reports of a recurrence of the pelvic organ prolapse that had led to the implant. Stress urinary incontinence was also added to the menu of related problems.

Government warnings were issued to both patient and physician. The question was raised as to whether the implant was any better or more effective than using methods other than the mesh. The question facing these patients, and by extension, injury attorneys is why this was allowed to happen and go underappreciated for so long, as the injuries mounted. As patients are facing corrective surgery and re-dealing with problems they had thought were corrected, a small number of attorneys are focusing on why this happened and what responsibility the manufacturer and/or doctor might have for this outbreak.

If you have been victimized by a medical problem or injury related to these implants, you should consider consulting with an attorney familiar with the problem and the available legal remedies.