Attorney Gary Falkowitz of Parker Waichman talks about the risks women are facing with transvaginal mesh surgery and the complications that are becoming more common.
Transvaginal mesh is a device implanted inside of a woman to help with a condition called pelvic prolapse. Prolapse is the falling, bulging, or protruding of an organ. In the pelvic area, this can happen to the vagina, rectum, urethra, the bladder, and any other organ in the pelvic area. The mesh is installed to help “hold up” these organs as they may have stretched, weakened, and can no longer support itself. The mesh has caused complications with perforation, bleeding, and infection in patients. Reports have also shown that 10% of the women who had the mesh inserted experienced the device eroding in their bodies within 12 months of the surgery. The FDA has actually issued a statement saying that they have received nearly 3,000 reports of complications associated with mesh surgery, reported from January 2008 to December 2010. Some patients have even been forced to undergo multiple surgeries to repair this issue or remove defective mesh products. Watch this video now to learn more.
To learn more about transvaginal mesh, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Transvaginal-Mesh-Vaginal-Mesh-Pelvic-Mesh-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Attorney. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.
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