Throughout the state of Oregon, The Dunken Law Firm is evaluating claims and advocating for women injured by transvaginal mesh, including in the following cities:
Women nationwide are filing lawsuits against manufacturers for serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh surgery that is meant to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). If you are encountering side effects after having transvaginal mesh implanted, you may be owed compensation for your suffering. Contact The Dunken Law Firm today and have your case reviewed for free.
Used as support for stretched out, weak, or damaged muscles, transvaginal mesh is a surgical device implanted into women diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). POP is a disorder affecting the pelvic floor muscles, allowing pelvic organs to descend into the vagina. Mesh is implanted in the vaginal wall to hold the organs in place. The disorder SUI is the unintentional leakage of urine caused by physical activity or movement. Surgical treatment for SUI involves using the mesh device as a sling and positioning it on the bladder neck or urethra.
Transvaginal mesh devices are made out of either animal tissue or more commonly, a synthetic material such as polypropylene.
Polypropylene mesh devices have reportedly caused dangerous side effects in thousands of women following their surgical placement. The following are the most common:
These serious side effects along with the high incident rate of transvaginal mesh revision surgery elicited two safety warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and eventually the reclassification of mesh products as high risk devices when used for treating POP. The FDA continues to actively study the efficacy of transvaginal mesh and if the potential risks are outweighing the benefits.
The reclassification of transvaginal mesh by the FDA orders manufacturers to perform studies as well. Companies are required to submit clinical trials proving their products work and are safe, including manufacturers such as:
Our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers has extensive experience handling these types of cases. Contact us today so we may advise you of your legal options for obtaining compensation.