Vaginal mesh problems have become a major public health issue.. Thousands of women throughout the world had transvaginal mesh implanted as a method of treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Unfortunately, many of these women have experienced vaginal mesh problems including erosion of the mesh, vaginal bleeding, pain, discomfort during intercourse, recurrent prolapse and infection.
Lawsuits have already been filed due to vaginal mesh problems and an experienced defective medical device lawyer can assist you in determining if you have a claim. Carey, Danis & Lowe represents clients in St. Louis and surrounding areas after they experience complications due to problems with medical devices and dangerous drugs. Call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
Vaginal Mesh Problems Lead to Calls for Action
In the United States, vaginal mesh problems have resulted in patients filing lawsuits against major mesh manufacturers. The Food and Drug Administration has also ordered 34 different manufacturers to conduct post-market studies on mesh as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and seven manufacturers to conduct post-market studies on the use of mini-slings as a treatment for stress urinary incontinence.
Vaginal mesh problems are not limited to the United States alone. According to he BBC news, the Scottish Health Secretary has recently requested a suspension in the use of mesh implants by the National Health Services (NHS) pending an investigation into whether the mesh is safe or not.
The concerns of the Scottish Health Secretary are based on reports of women experiencing “life-changing side effects” after undergoing the procedure. Testimony was presented to the Scottish Parliament’s petitions committee and affected women indicated that they were left in constant pain and told that they would never be able to have sex again because of the complications.
For many women worldwide, the only way to find relief from the painful and debilitating side effects when mesh problems go wrong is to have surgery to remove the mesh. Unfortunately, the mesh can be difficult to extract and often multiple procedures are necessary to even see relief from symptoms. This can be costly and painful and complete recovery may not be possible.
Approximately 1,850 women undergoing a vaginal mesh procedure in Scotland and these women could be spared the potential risk of complications if the NHS suspends the procedure pending further investigation into safety.
A European Commission investigation into vaginal mesh problems is expected to become available next year, which can provide further insight into whether this is a procedure women should be undergoing.
Patients who have already been harmed by vaginal mesh problems can use the results of scientific and post-market studies to help make a case that they deserve compensation for complications. An experienced defective medical device lawyer at Carey, Danis & Lowe can represent victims affected by vaginal mesh problems and help them to pursue legal action to obtain compensation.