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Dangers of Vaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh are a type of surgical mesh to help provide a permanent fix to Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) as well as from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) following a hysterectomy, childbirth, or menopause. When a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken, her pelvic organs can descend into the vagina can cause POP. In order to prevent this, doctors surgically put the mesh either transvaginally or abdominally. However, most doctors prefer to do it transvaginally because it is faster, easier and are less invasive.

The dangers of vaginal mesh and the rise of vaginal mesh lawsuits stem from several mesh products which became unsafe and unreliable. Many vaginal mesh products ended up causing their patients serious health complications, from infections to erosion of vaginal tissues to even organ perforation. The website for Williams Kherkher states that there are as much as hundreds of thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the United States, with many more pending in various state courts.

According to www.williamskherkher.com/practice-areas/defective-pharmaceuticals/vaginal-mesh-lawsuit/, there are many patients who have fallen victim to defective transvaginal mesh products, and many of the victims have to go through revision surgery and extremely difficult mesh removal because of the defective mesh product. What makes these cases complicated is the fact that the FDA (or Food and Drug Administration) did not demand manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products to conduct research studies on humans before being sold on the market. Further studies on the safety and long-term effects of transvaginal mesh products were not made, which eventually gave way to health risks and complications after the surgery.

Because of the severity and number of victims, women who have suffered complications from transvaginal mesh products can contact their lawyers to help with their injury claims. Complications need to be remedied, and this requires money to pay for maintenance and further surgeries. Furthermore, the FDA requires hospitals and health care facilities to submit reports of deaths and severe injuries related or caused by vaginal mesh products in order to make the manufacturers liable for their negligence.

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