Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in Washington, DC
Pelvic Mesh Injury Lawyer
Transvaginal mesh is used to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition that occurs when a woman's pelvic organs drop or slip out of place. Both of these conditions develop when pelvic floor muscles weaken due to aging, childbirth, or other causes. Transvaginal mesh products were created to treat these issues and relieve the symptoms they create.
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Side Effects & Complications
Although transvaginal mesh seemed a promising treatment, it soon became clear that these products posed risks of causing harm to women who had them implanted. Because of rising concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued official warnings in 2008 and 2011 regarding the risks associated with transvaginal mesh.
Transvaginal mesh side effects and complications include:
- Erosion of vaginal wall
- Organ perforation
- Pain, infection, and bleeding
- Nerve damage and scarring
- Urinary issues
- Pain during intercourse
- Revision surgery
According to the FDA, transvaginal mesh products pose serious complications that can greatly affect a patient's physical and emotional well-being and subject them to painful correctional treatments. On April 29, 2014, the FDA proposed stricter safety requirements for makers of pelvic mesh, including requirements for manufacturers to prove that products are safe and effective before they are made available to patients.
Hernia Mesh Lawyer
Our firm is also reviewing cases of patients who have suffered injuries caused by hernia mesh. Similar to transvaginal mesh, hernia mesh products – or generally surgical mesh – have been associated with a number of adverse side effects, injuries, and deaths. Patient who have been harmed by any surgical mesh product can learn more about their rights by speaking with a member of our legal team.
The Rights of Injured Patients
Victims injured by surgical mesh may have the right to pursue compensation for their medical expenses, emotional damages, and other losses by filing a lawsuit. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., our Washington, DC personal injury lawyers are prepared to help victims and families understand their rights and how we can help. Our firm represents clients throughout the DC metro area from offices in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.
If you or your loved one has been harmed by a transvaginal mesh implant or surgical mesh product, call 202-644-8303 or fill out a free case evaluation