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Complications from Transvaginal Mesh Implants Results in Flood of Litigation

Complications from Transvaginal Mesh Implants Results in Flood of Litigation

Complications from Transvaginal Mesh Implants Results in Flood of Litigation

Transvaginal mesh implants, developed a decade ago, are a popular medical device typically used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In 2010 alone, nearly 30,000 women received the implants. However, in July 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public safety warning regarding these products. The injured patients, who were assured the surgery was a low-risk procedure, did not know its complications could be life changing. Such complications led hundreds of women to file suit against the device manufacturers, claiming the manufacturers did an insufficient amount of testing before putting the devices on the market. The implants can cause a number of injuries caused by the mesh eroding into the vaginal walls or other organs and tightening or shifting of the mesh resulting in protrusion into the vaginal canal. These physical injuries can hinder various activities ranging from sitting to having intercourse. Furthermore, the complications can result in emotional harm affecting relationships and morale. Even more tragic is that there is no way to undo this harm. The mesh cannot always be removed completely and even if it can, several surgeries are usually required. However, even after multiple corrective surgeries, complications may still be prevalent. The injured patients in these cases allege the device makers had a responsibility to keep its patients safe; a responsibility they failed to uphold. Moreover, the women claim the makers did not adequately warn about the risks associated with the devices and that they were negligent in designing the device.

Unfortunately, it is situations such as this that lead to the public's loss of trust in the medical field. It is unfair that innocent patients seeking medical aid suffer the windfall resulting from medical manufacturers' negligence. Manufacturers of any product, especially of medical products that can pose life-threatening consequences, have a duty to adequately test its product to ensure the product is reasonably safe before placing it on the market. Manufacturers, rather than consumers or patients, are in the best position to investigate and guard against any safety hazards; a manufacturer should know its product inside and out. When a manufacturer fails to adhere to these safety standards, it is negligent. Thus, when a manufacturer puts a defectively designed product on the market or fails to warn about consequences resulting from use of said product, it is liable for any resulting injuries caused by its product.

Recently Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC won two judgments totaling nearly 10 million dollars in suits involving injuries resulting from transvaginal mesh implants. Those who have been injured from transvaginal mesh implants or any other medical device or drug need legal representation. The law firm of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC has been fighting for medical malpractice recovery for decades.Contact (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you or a loved one has been injured by transvaginal mesh implants or any other medical device. Allow us to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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