Complications Associated With Surgical Mesh
The FDA has received over 1,000 reports of complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh devices used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. The problem with the surgical mesh is not limited to one brand or model but includes nine different manufacturers. The types of complications reported have the potential to cause serious personal injury.
How Surgical Mesh Causes Personal Injury
According to the FDA, “surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material.” In urogynecologic procedures, surgical mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, this surgical mesh has continued to cause injury.
• Erosion through the vaginal epithelium
• Urinary problems
• Recurrence of prolapse or incontinence
In the FDA health notification which was released July 13, 2011, other complications include “reports of injuries to other organs including bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during the surgery. In some cases vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain.”
Treatment of the various complications included additional surgeries, IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses.
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If you or a family member has suffered injury from the placement of surgical mesh or other faulty medical products, you should contact Gainesville, GA personal injury attorney Coleman & Chambers. We can help you determine if you have a product liability case against the manufacturer.
Often these types of cases are not simple. It’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer protect your rights and help you receive compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. Don’t delay, call Coleman & Chambers Georgia product liability attorneys today!