Women’s bodies are strong and resilient. Pregnancy and postpartum demands challenge those limits, as women are expected to stay at work longer and go back to work after childbirth, sometimes within days of delivery. It’s no wonder many women feel they must fortify their body – but at what cost?
An aging champion fighter eventually requires medical care to maintain a healthy body.
Boston Scientific, Coloplast, and Johnson & Johnson offered women strips of plastic or pig or cow mesh for relief – but as described below, the potential side effects for so many were painful and life threatening
About Transvaginal Mesh
Women turned to plastic or animal mesh to help reinforce weak vaginal walls and lift their uterus, bladder, rectum and other organs away from the vaginal canal to avoid painful, embarrassing, and potentially dangerous health conditions associated with pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
POP can cause women’s organs to fall down and sometimes out of their body simply from sitting or walking because the pelvic floor has been weakened by age or vaginally-delivered babies.
Stress Urinary Incontinence is another reason a woman might choose mesh surgery.
A woman can lose control of her bladder if she laughs, coughs, sneezes, walks, accidentally steps hard off a curb, or any time there’s a sudden movement.
Urine leakage is less severe in some women, more so in others, which leads them to undergo surgery to install mesh to lift the urethra or bladder for better muscle control.
Medical device distributors sold mesh provided by chemical and petroleum raw materials companies to physicians for permanent implantation inside more than 2 million American women.
How Does Surgical Mesh Cause These Problems?
In many cases, the mesh shrunk after just a few years embedding into scarred tissue. This caused the surrounding tissue and organs to become red, tender, and swollen. Strands of the mesh came unwoven and were poking women’s insides, and their male sex partners.
Patients were told the product would last a lifetime.
Transvaginal Mesh Recall
How Can We Help You?
If you or someone you love have experienced the pain, embarrassment, and frustration of a vaginal mesh injury, whether or not you’ve had revision surgery to remove the mesh, contact us today to further evaluate your rights to compensation.
Here at Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, we have more than 30 years of experience fighting against a healthcare industry that seems to put profits over patients This includes doctors, hospitals, and the manufacturers of medical devices. Transvaginal mesh implants that have been recalled by the FDA are subject to suit to repay your for your injuries including lost wages, medical expenses, or even funeral costs.
If you or someone you love was implanted with a recalled transvaginal mesh device, please call us or submit your case for evaluation today.
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