On July 13, 2011 it was stated by the FDA that women who have received pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using a surgical transvaginal mesh device may be at an increased risk for complications as opposed to women who seek other treatments. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs in women when an organ in the pelvic area collapses or drops from its position in the lower belly and presses against the walls of the vagina. It is often caused by muscles stretched in childbirth or by surgery. Organs that may be involved in this condition include the bladder, uterus, urethra, small bowel, and rectum. It is repaired by surgical treatment which rebuilds surrounding tissues.
If you or someone you love has suffered complications associated with the use of this defective medical device, you should consult with a Houston personal injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm. Our firm focuses on personal injury cases of all kinds, including those stemming from defective medical devices. We provide a free case evaluation in which you can discuss your situation with a Houston defective medical device attorney who can advise you on the legal factors involved, on what to expect, and on the legal process of submitting an injury claim or lawsuit seeking compensation.
Transvaginal Mesh Cases
Transvaginal mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse may result in such complications as erosion of the mesh, perforation of surrounding organs and tissue, such as the bladder, bowel, and blood vessels, pain, bleeding, infection, discomfort, urinary problems, and vaginal scarring. 3,875 injuries have been reported to the FDA by women following prolapse surgery using the transvaginal mesh device.
The FDA has warned future patients of the problems with the device and recommended that alternative treatments be sought. Problems with the mesh device may require additional surgeries, resulting in medical expenses, loss of wages or income, pain, suffering, and other damages. By retaining the services of a lawyer at the firm, you can get competent legal representation to address this.