Attorney Gary Falkowitz of Parker Waichman discusses the health concerns with transvaginal mesh.
Surgical mesh is used to repair two conditions that affect millions of women -- pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. When this device is used in the course of traditional abdominal surgery, there is no problem. Problems arise when the mesh is inserted through the vagina in what is called a transvaginal procedure.
Health problems associated with the transvaginal use of surgical mesh include infections, pain and other complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first warning on use of the product in this fashion in 2008. Recently, citing a five-fold increase in adverse events, the FDA ordered manufacturers to conduct a series of new studies.
You underwent surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence in hopes of feeling better. If you are feeling worse, it is time to consult not only with your doctor, but with your lawyer.
To learn more about problems associated with the transvaginal use of surgical mesh, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at www.yourlawyer.com. If you have legal questions, please pick up the phone and give me a call. Since this is what I do every day, I can answer your legal questions. You can reach me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.
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