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Transvaginal Mesh

If you underwent a transvaginal mesh procedure and suffered serious complications, you should speak to an experienced lawyer today. Victims of defective transvaginal pelvic mesh products are beginning to file a new wave of lawsuits against the manufacturers of the synthetic mesh. The lawsuits stem from the shocking results of a clinical study that found transvaginal mesh patients suffered significant pain, suffering and sustained infections caused by "erosion."

Anderson Law Offices, LLC, is here to help you or a loved one recover compensation for any injuries you suffered due to a defective transvaginal mesh product. We are here to answer your questions and get you started on the road to recovery.

Contact our injury law offices online today, or call our firm at 216-589-0256 to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.

Medical Complications Representation in Ohio: History of Transvaginal Mesh Problems

In October 2008, the FDA issued warnings to doctors, saying the transvaginal placement of the surgical mesh products — manufactured by companies such as Ethicon/Gynecare/Johnson & Johnson, among others — had triggered more than 1,000 reports of adverse events associated with the products, manufactured by at least nine different companies. At that time, the FDA still believed the problems were "rare." However, problems continued to mount.

In the fall of 2010, medical researchers published a medical journal article revealing problems uncovered in a clinical study conducted from 2007 through 2009 (Obstetrics & Gynecology: August 2010 - Volume 116 - Issue 2, Part 1 - pp 293-303; "Vaginal Mesh for Prolapse: A Randomized Controlled Trial"; Iglesia, Cheryl B. MD, et al.).

In September 2011, the FDA Advisory Committee held hearings to determine the safety and efficacy of transvaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapses and stress urinary incontinence. The FDA stated, among other things, its concern of an increase in medical device reporting of adverse events numbering over 3,000 from January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2010 and growing concern among professional societies.

Patients would have been better off with traditional treatment, according to the article's lead author, Dr. Cheryl B. Iglesia, director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia.

"The bottom line is not only were there more complications," Dr. Iglesia said, "but the mesh didn't prove any better than traditional surgery."

The researchers conducting a clinical trial of the vaginal mesh products were forced to stop the study in August 2009 before it was completed, because the problems they were seeing in patients were too severe to continue the research. More than 15 percent of women in the study experienced the dangerous and painful condition known as "erosion" in which the skin splits and the mesh protrudes.

Common Problems Associated With Transvaginal Mesh Products

The most frequent complications associated with transvaginal mesh products include:

  • Erosion through vaginal epithelium
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Urinary problems
  • Recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
  • Bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation during insertion
  • Vaginal scarring and dyspareunia

Contact Anderson Law Offices, LLC, Today

Lawyers at Anderson Law Offices, in Cleveland, Ohio, are currently investigating the full extent of the problems associated with these pelvic mesh products, the various manufacturers involved, and all legal actions available to recover compensation for victims. Lawyers at the firm are available to review individual cases and discuss the best course of action.

Contact our Cleveland law offices online today, or call our firm at 216-589-0256 to discuss your situation.

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