The implantation of any medical device is a serious procedure, one that can come with a variety of surgical and post-operative complications. Sadly, some Texas patients may be unaware of how these devices could impact their health and well-being until after the surgery is complete.
If your doctor recommended the implantation of mesh and you are currently suffering from dangerous and painful side effects, you are not alone. There is a startlingly high number of women who suffered complications related to this device when used for pelvic organ prolapse. If you suffered because of a dangerous medical device or an unnecessarily dangerous medical procedure, you have options.
How and when did problems start?
This medical device has been widely used since the early 2000’s. For many patients, vaginal mesh offered relief from certain complications, such as incontinence and other childbirth-related issues. When doctors began using the mesh for pelvic organ prolapse, they hoped it would help patients dealing with this specific medical issue. Over the years, people became aware of these troubling facts regarding transvaginal mesh for prolapse:
- Some believe that more testing was necessary before there was a widespread push to use transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse.
- Research indicates that while beneficial in many cases for incontinence, the implantation of transvaginal mesh is not as effective and could be more dangerous for prolapse patients.
- A survey of women who had the surgery revealed that almost 60 percent of patients do not believe it helped their original medical issue.
- Due to the high number of patients suffering from issues related to vaginal mesh and lawsuits filed over the impact, the FDA now labels it as a high-risk medical device.
Some women who suffered complications related to the implantation of this type of medical device could have a right to financial compensation. If you believe you are a victim, you would be wise to find out if you have grounds to move forward with legal action.
Holding liable parties accountable
Who is liable when you suffer because of a defective or dangerous medical device? It is not easy to know where to start, and you may be unsure if you have a case, but you do not have to suffer from complications related to transvaginal mesh alone. In order to better understand your options and the optimal way to protect your rights, you may find it useful to first seek a complete evaluation of your potential case.