Those who have been implanted with surgical mesh should be informed that there has been a Hernia Mesh Recall. There has also been a recall on certain Transvaginal mesh implants used to treat the conditions Pelvic Organ Prolapse, (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Surgical mesh is used to repair hernias, and transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted through the vagina to support weakened pelvic muscles in both POP and SUI. These medical ailments can be troublesome, but if corrected with the use of pelvic mesh, problems far worse than the initial conditions can arise. For this reason, there has been a Hernia Mesh Recall. Anyone who feels that their quality of life has been lessened after being implanted with mesh may be eligible to file a Mesh Lawsuit.
Before the Hernia Mesh Recall
As women age, their pelvic muscles and organs sometimes become weak, resulting in the lowering of the rectum, uterus and bladder into the vagina. The implantation of surgical mesh was intended to ease the suffering of these women, but sadly not all implants are safe. Some of the designs and procedural techniques that were used resulted in grave complications such as organ perforation and tissue infection.
Rising Figures for Hernia Mesh Recalls
Over 275,000 women underwent corrective surgery for either POP or SUI last year alone. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is a procedure that inserts the pelvic mesh inside the abdomen which results in fewer complications. However, since this procedure is not well known, more women have undergone the more common insertion technique, which led to complications and eventually resulted in the hernia mesh recall.
There are thousands of reports from women all over the United States complaining about the negative effects of the pelvic mesh operation. There are at least 23,000 lawsuits that are pending in the U.S. District Courts and State Courts regarding mesh injury.
From 2008 to 2010 the FDA obtained 1,500 reports of complications from various women who went under the knife for the vaginal prolapse surgery with mesh. The agency is now looking into pelvic mesh operations for incontinence and is trying to pin down the possible side effects that were sustained, even though this type of procedure requires less mesh usage.
Hernia Mesh Recall Warns of Possible Death Risk
Due to the rising reports of pelvic mesh complications, the FDA has released a statement asking for a hernia mesh recall throughout the country. The FDA stated that there is a possibility of death if the infection caused by the pelvic mesh is not treated right away. They also advised women who had been implanted with mesh to seek medical attention immediately if they start to experience the following symptoms: persistent abdominal pain, device failure, high fever, and softness of the area of the implantation site.
A top device scientist of the agency said that although certain devices have been recalled, there will be no government withdrawal of the product because there are still patients that can get positive effects from it. Many people are outraged and are trying to call for a ban on all mesh implants because they cause far more harm than good.
Get Help With A Surgical Mesh Lawsuit
Contact us today if you’ve suffered complications from Hernia or Transvaginal Mesh implants. Pretrial litigation has begun and there may only be a limited time to claim compensation for the conditions you’ve suffered. Do not let the manufacturers get away with producing faulty devices which have caused life altering conditions in consumers. Complete the form on this page today to speak with a legal expert about your options in response to the Hernia Mesh Recall.