Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
On January 4, 2016, the FDA issued an order to reclassify transvaginal mesh products to a class III device which are generally the highest risk devices and are subject to the highest levels of regulatory control.
The Dangers of Transvaginal Mesh
Surgical mesh is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue and was originally designed for use in the abdomen to treat hernias. In transvaginal procedures, surgical mesh is implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall and repair pelvic organ prolapse or support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence. According to the FDA, long term risks of implanted mesh include:
- Organ perforation
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Mesh Erosion
- Recurrent prolapse
The Flint Law Firm is no longer accepting new transvaginal mesh cases. However, if you are an existing pelvic mesh client, rest assured that we are still working diligently to resolve your existing claims.