Recent FDA Warnings: The Risks of Vaginal Mesh in Surgical Procedures
On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued new warnings in an update on the serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. If you have undergone this procedure the FDA urges you to maintain annual and other routine follow-up care with your healthcare professional.
Immediately notify your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms or complications:
- Persistent vaginal discharge or bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
From 2008 to 2010, the complications that were reported to the FDA significantly increased and included mesh erosion through the vagina, pain, infection, bleeding, pain during intercourse, organ perforation, and urinary problems. They also found that a significant number of women required multiple surgeries to repair and in some cases, the problems were still not resolved. In addition to the problems associated with mesh erosion, mesh contraction can also occur which can cause significant pain. Finally, the FDA reported that the problem, pelvic organ prolapse, that vaginal mesh was designed to repair, often recurs in patients who have undergone the procedure when this product was used.
Vaginal Mesh Injury Cases
If you or a loved one has had a vaginal mesh repair and have had to return to your doctor for more surgery or to deal with any of these symptoms or other complications, you owe it to yourself to speak with a Springfield vaginal mech injury attorney at our firm, The Law Offices of Alan R. Goodman. We are experienced in dealing with pharmaceutical and medical product cases that involve defective products. After an evaluation of your particular case, we will advise you of your rights and the options to seek a recovery through a lawsuit, settlement negotiation, or another form of recovery action.
The subject of vaginal mesh remains controversial and you will find a great deal of information on both sides of the issue. We recommend that you educate yourself and, as always, get immediate medical help for any of the signs that the FDA has reported. As our firm has over 30 years of experience establishing grounds for personal injury claims, we can provide you with a realistic view of your situation according to the current information available regarding vaginal mesh complications.
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