Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Lawsuits: A Jury Awarded $3.35 Million to a Woman Who Suffered Transvaginal Mesh Failure and Had to Have 18 Operations to Repair the Damages She Suffered from the Transvaginal Mesh Failure by Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer Jason S. Coomer
On February 25, 2013, a jury awarded $3.35 million to a woman who suffered a failed transvaginal mesh surgery. The failed transvaginal mesh surgery caused the woman to suffer erosion, scar tissue, inflammation and neurologic compromise. The woman had to seek significant medical treatment including having to endure 18 operations to repair the damage caused by the failed transvaginal mesh. This case in one of the first transvaginal mesh lawsuits to reach a jury and many more failed transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a failed transvaginal mesh surgery, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. For more information on failed tranvaginal mesh surgery lawsuits, failed pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery lawsuits, or failed stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery lawsuits, please feel free to contact Failed Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Lawyer, Jason Coomer, via e-mail message or go to the following webpage: Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Lawsuit Information
Transvaginal Mesh FDA Safety Communications and Actions
On July 13, 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration released the below FDA Safety Communication update regarding Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. This FDA Safety Communication and other FDA Actions were intended to provide adequate safety warnings to women and their health care providers regarding the potential health risk of transvaginal mesh. Women considering transvaginal mesh surgery and their health care providers should be aware of these potential health risks.
Health care providers who implant surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence.
Health care providers involved in the care of patients with surgical mesh implanted to repair pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence.
Patients who are considering or have received a surgical mesh implant to repair pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence
Medical Specialties: gynecology, urogynecology, urology, general surgery, internal medicine, family practice, emergency medicine
Surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material. In urogynecologic procedures, surgical mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched. Thirty to fifty percent of women may experience POP in their lifetime with 2 percent developing symptoms. When POP happens, the organs bulge (prolapse) into the vagina and sometimes prolapse past the vaginal opening. More than one pelvic organ can prolapse at the same time. Organs that can be involved in POP include the bladder, the uterus, the rectum, the top of the vagina (vaginal apex) after a hysterectomy, and the bowel.
Stress Urinary Incontinence:
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a leakage of urine during moments of physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise.
Failed Transvaginal Mesh Surgery and Failed Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Lawsuits
There are still many women who have failed transvaginal mesh surgery and have suffered significant health problems from the failed surgery including recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence, erosion of the mesh through the vagina infection, pain, urinary problems, vaginal epithelium, bowel perforation, bladder perforation, and blood vessel perforation. If you or a loved one has suffered from a failed transvaginal mesh surgery, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. For information on a failed transvaginal mesh surgery lawsuits, please feel free to contact Failed Transvaginal Surgery Lawyer, Jason Coomer, via e-mail message or go to the following web page on Failed Transvaginal Surgery Lawsuit Information