Mesh Implants Lawsuits Information

Transvaginal mesh patch is a device that is incorporated permanently in women who are affected by vaginal tissue damage during their child birth, injury and surgery. It was reported that most of the patients who were operated with the Transvaginal mesh patch were found have several complications like erosion of vaginal epithelium, severe bleeding, serious infection Prolapse of pelvic region, urinary incontinence, continuous pain, change in the quality of life and a potential threat for life in most of the cases. Women who are affected by this device can able to file a lawsuit against its manufacturers. On October 2008, Food and Drug administration in U.S warned the doctors and the patients about the complications in using the Transvaginal mesh patches in Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence conditions. FDA also suggested the physicians to undergo a special training for handling the mesh patch operations with great concern. Most importantly the patient must be acknowledged about the complications involved in the mesh patch device and they should be periodically observed and their complication must be treated effectively.

The most common complications were reported to be vaginal tissues’ infection, intolerable pain, urinary problems and recurrence of prolapse and incontinence. These severe complications can lead to major reduction in patient quality of life because of the discomfort pain and dyspareunia. A case study reported on May 2012, in which a Colorado women filed a lawsuit against American Medical systems claiming that the product from the former company have caused numerous permanent ailments, which forced her to undergo multiple operations that did not help but left her with the pain. She reported with her law firm and it was informed that the woman had implemented with the American Medical systems’ Perigee system with InteXen LP and the Apogee system with IntenXen LP. The Food and Drug Administration of U.S “A number of proceedings have been reported to the FDA for the surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and stress urinary incontinence for the previous 3 year period was over 1,000. Though, it is a common ailment that affects the patients reporting to increase following a FDA safety communication, the agency is alarmed that the number of adverse event reports remains high”.

It is also observed that the traditional non-mesh methods known as colporrhaphy which involves the treatment of fixing connective tissues in the vaginal wall back together, that is quite effective in most of the cases and the patients can go for this due to less pain and side effects. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard, Johnson and Johnson and other manufacturers. Patients who are affected by this device can file a law suit against the respective company and can demand a certain amount of cash to equal the loss. The patients demand may include the cost of the device, surgery etc. If you or your loved one underwent this surgery involving the transvaginal mesh patch and have suffered by problems with the device, you are of course eligible to file a lawsuit and receive a settlement for your injuries. So know your rights and fight for it!