Transvaginal mesh, or pelvic mesh, devices are implanted in patients during pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery to provide support to the organs. However, reports have shown that transvaginal placement of surgical mesh has led to increased risks to patients following surgery, which may include significant pain and require multiple revision surgeries, as well as causing other injuries. Despite these reports, manufacturers of transvaginal mesh have failed to warn surgeons or their patients of this increased risk, resulting in the products’ continued use and avoidable harm. The product liability lawyers at the Naumes Law Group help people harmed by transvaginal mesh implants pursue proper compensation for the pain and suffering that they have endured. Our Boston transvaginal mesh lawyers are dedicated to making sure that our clients’ best interests are served.Complications Associated with Transvaginal Mesh Use
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of some transvaginal mesh devices, as well as subsequently reclassifying the devices to be included in the highest risk category. In the same year, the FDA issued warnings regarding the risk of using these products and recommended that medical professionals use alternatives for treatment of POP and SUI. Thousands of women have reported serious, painful side effects after being implanted with transvaginal mesh, including:
- Erosion of the vaginal tissue
- Vaginal scarring
- Urinary issues
- Perforated bowels, bladders, and blood vessels
Often, these complications require revision surgery as treatment, leading to a prolonged recovery period. Patients who have had to undergo these surgeries, some of them multiple times, as well as other treatments, may pursue legal claims against responsible manufacturers to recover any damages incurred. Our transvaginal mesh attorneys can advocate for Boston residents in these situations.Legal Recourse for Harm Caused by Transvaginal Mesh
All manufacturers have a duty to produce products that are reasonably safe for consumer use. This duty is even more important for manufacturers of medical devices, due to the complicated nature of their use. When manufacturers put a defective and dangerous product on the market, they are strictly liable for the injuries caused by that product. A design defect occurs when a product’s overall design is flawed, making it unsafe for use as intended. Manufacturers also have a duty to issue warnings to consumers regarding dangers that are known or should be known to be associated with the use of their devices.
Given the FDA’s findings, recommendations, and warnings, manufacturers of transvaginal mesh knew of the complications reported regarding its use. Regardless, several manufacturers failed to issue proper warnings to doctors or patients, and they also did not reevaluate the design of their devices. Thousands of women suffered significant additional injuries following their POP and SUI procedures as a result of transvaginal mesh implants. Victims injured by these devices may be able to receive compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.Consult a Knowledgeable Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer in Boston
If you have suffered a complication related to a surgery involving transvaginal mesh, the personal injury lawyers at the Naumes Law Group can help you pursue proper legal action. Our Boston transvaginal mesh attorneys also represent injured consumers in Springfield, Worcester, Waltham, Watertown, Hyannis, Malden, Medford, Taunton, Peabody, Braintree, Weymouth, Quincy, Pittsfield, and Plymouth, among other areas of Suffolk, Middlesex, Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Worcester Counties. Contact our office online or toll-free at 844-826-8445 or locally at 618-227-8444 to set up a free appointment.