At least 1,000 women in the United States have been injured or suffered complications in recent years following surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse that involved the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. Bladder pain, discomfort during intercourse, infection, and other complications have been reported from the use of nine brands of surgical mesh. In some cases, women have had to undergo additional, painful surgeries to correct the complications.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury following surgery that included the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh, you may have rights to be compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages. At Law Offices of Jason Mark our aggressive, experienced personal injury and consumers' rights attorneys are dedicated to helping people who are left injured following surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. To schedule a free, confidential legal consultation, contact us today by calling 1-866-50-RIGHTS (1-866-507-4448) or completing the case inquiry form on this page
FDA Warns Users About Risks
In October 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a public health notification to warn about the risk of complications from the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. The mesh is commonly used during surgery to bolster the vaginal walls and prevent movement of internal organs in an era that may be weakened or stretched out following pregnancy and child birth.
While rare, complications from the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh can pose serious health risks to women. The FDA has recommended that physicians receive additional training in the use of the products and give more information to patients about the mesh in an effort to reduce injuries and complications.
What are the Risks of Vaginal Surgical Mesh?
Some of the most serious injuries caused by the use of vaginal surgical mesh involve perforation (tearing) of the bowel, bladder, and blood vessels in and around the vagina. Also, the mesh has been shown to move around inside the body and pass through the lining of the vagina, causing pain and severe complications. If you surgeon is not properly trained in transvaginal placement of surgical mesh or not careful in placing the mesh material inside your body, serious injuries may occur.
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If you or a loved one suffered perforation of the bladder, bowel or blood vessels or another injury during surgery involving the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh, you may have rights to be financially compensated. The mesh is commonly used during surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The attorneys at Law Offices of Jason Mark can evaluate your situation and advise you of your legal rights to be compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, wrongful death, and other damages. Contact Law Offices of Jason Mark today for a free, no-obligation review of your possible case by calling 1-866-50-RIGHTS (1-866-507-4448) or completing the form on this page.