More than 1000 reports of vaginal mesh implant side effects were reported in a space of three years, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Are you one of the many women who has suffered from side effects after having a vaginal mesh system implanted? Vaginal mesh systems have been used in patients to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
However, the mesh systems, a lack of research, the decision on when to implant them as well as a lack of information to patients about the risks has thrown vaginal mesh into one of the latest medical controversies of the century.
Vaginal mesh implant side effects made public
When the FDA became aware of the dangers of vaginal mesh implants, it made those concerns public. The number of reports of mesh implant side effects suddenly skyrocketed. Between 2008 and 2010, reports of vaginal mesh implant side effects reached more than 1500. The total number of complaints received to date tops 4000.
It is important that women are made aware of the risk of mesh implant side effects particularly when compared with other surgical options available. Women who are about to undergo pelvic organ prolapse surgery need to be alerted to the risk they are taking.
Pelvic organ prolapse surgery involves the surgical placement of a mesh through the vagina. It appears that the act of passing the mesh through the vagina poses a great threat and can lead to severe side effects. The material of the mesh itself can have disastrous consequences.
So what are the side effects of vaginal mesh implants?
Women who have had mesh implants have suffered a number of minor to very serious side effects. These include:
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal mesh infection
- Vaginal scarring
- Holes developing in the bowel or bladder
- Erosion of the mesh implant through the vaginal walls
- Recurrence of incontinence or prolapse
- Pain during sexual intercourse, or complete inability to have sexual intercourse
The issue with mesh implants is that if you have experienced any side effect at all and were not made aware of the risks or were told by a doctor that you should have a vaginal mesh implanted rather than asked then you need to be compensated for your injuries.
Why should you contact a mesh implant side effects lawyer?
With the sheer amount of complaints received by the FDA already it is clear that there is great demand for legal help by the victims of this awful surgery. Apart from the injuries caused by the mesh implants’ side effects and medical costs there is also the need to be compensated for possible future surgery, as well as pain and suffering caused as a result of having the vaginal mesh installed.
Not only have some women who have experienced mesh implant side effects had to have additional surgery, but some have also had to have blood transfusions, IV therapy or abscess drainage.
On top of the medical complications of mesh implant side effects there are also the emotional consequences. The pain and complications may stop you from being able to work or take part in normal daily activities. It might even affect a victim’s sex life and, consequently, her relationship. These can all lead to serious emotional trauma and this is something that will also need to be compensated.
This is why we suggest contacting a mesh implant side effects lawyer to help you file a claim either against the doctor, surgeon or manufacturer of the vaginal mesh implant. The mesh implant side effects lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are very experienced at filing medical malpractice claims and are well up-to-date on the latest developments in terms of vaginal mesh implant side effects.
You can find out more about why contacting the mesh implant side effects lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. is your best course of action if you are one of the many victims of mesh implant side effects in this article entitled Vaginal Mesh Implant Side Effects Lawyers.
Also, feel free to contact the mesh implant side effects lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. for more information about filing a vaginal mesh implant lawsuit or to book in a free consultation.