Many women in Atlanta, Georgia, and all around the country have experienced complications from transvaginal mesh patches that have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and have initiated the help of Georgia lawyers to recover compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering associated with their problems.
In July 2011, the FDA issued a warning about several surgical mesh slings that have been implanted in women, stating that those products have caused further complications such as vaginal infections, chronic vaginal drainage, bleeding, pain during intercourse, urinary leakage and incontinence, organ perforation, recurrence of the prolapsed organs, erosion of vaginal tissue, and backaches. Unfortunately, many women have continued to suffer after their initial POP or SUI surgeries and have been required to follow up surgeries to remove the mesh and correct these problems. According to the FDA, there were 2,874 reports of complications related to transvaginal mesh devices between 2008 and 2010. In addition, the FDA stated that there is no evidence that the use of transvaginal mesh for POP repair provides better results than non-mesh repair methods and could expose patients to higher risks.
If you are experiencing complications such as pain, bleeding, and infections from a POP or SUI repair surgery in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation by holding the manufacturers of these defective products liable for placing such unsafe products on the market. Some of the dangerous products used include Bard Avaulta Solo, Avaulta Plus, and Avaulta Biosynthetic systems. The manufacturers of these products include C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson Ethicon, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Scimmed, Sofradim, Caldera, and Mentor Corporation. If you or a loved one has experienced pain after surgery using a transvaginal mesh product and need the guidance and support of a defective medical products attorney in Georgia, please call The Davis Injury Firm at (404) 647-0722 for a confidential consultation with a female lawyer.