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Transvaginal mesh products were designed in the 1990’s as a way of permanently treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in women of a certain age, but it was soon discovered that they can yield quite serious side-effects.

While the complications associated with transvaginal mesh products and procedures are rare, those who are negatively impacted have to endure consequences that can greatly affect their lives.

If you have been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, seek the legal assistance of a Raleigh transvaginal mesh lawyer that has collectively served the people of North Carolina for more than 80 years. You deserve a fair chance at being paid damages for your losses if the product you used was incorrectly manufactured or marketed.

Complications Following Transvaginal Mesh Implantations

In July, 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a public health notification regarding serious complications that were associated with transvaginal products used to treat POP and SUI.

The FDA had received more than 1,000 reports over the previous three years from nine surgical mesh manufacturers about complications that were linked to the devices when used for treating POP and SUI, according to the notification.

Some of the commonly reported complications included:

  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Dyspareunia (difficult or painful sexual intercourse)
  • Infection
  • Urinary problems
  • Bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation during insertion
  • Erosion through vaginal epithelium (covering of internal and external organs)
  • Continuation of prolapse and incontinence problems

As a result of the negative effects of the transvaginal mesh implants, additional treatment was necessary, which included surgical procedure that sometimes involved removing the device, draining the hematomas, draining the abscesses, blood transfusions, and IV therapy.

The notification advised physicians to help prevent such problems by:

  • Obtaining specialized training for techniques of mesh placement
  • Informing patients about the potential complications
  • Providing patients with appropriate labeling from manufacturers

Contact Our Raleigh Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers

The Raleigh transvaginal mesh attorneys at Whitley Law Firm are ready to assist individuals who want to take legal action. We can help its clients file dangerous or defective product claims for damages, or even file product liability lawsuits if necessary. We are aggressive litigators who will stand firmly for your right as a consumer.

We offer a free & confidential consultation with a female attorney. Contact Whitley Law Firm today.