According to the New York Times, in 2010, about 185,000 US women underwent procedures in which mesh was implanted vaginally to treat urinary incontinence. That was 2010 alone.
(PRWEB) November 12, 2012
The US Drug Watchdog has dramatically expanded their initiative focused on helping women recipients of a failed transvaginal mesh, tape, or sling because they fear there are so many victims who desperately need help. The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have never seen damages this severe in a medical device failure before, and what has us most concerned is the potential number of victims. According to the New York Times, in 2010, about 185,000 US women underwent procedures in which mesh was implanted vaginally to treat urinary incontinence. That was 2010 alone." According to court records a transvaginal mesh, tape, or sling failure occurs when the mesh fails to bind to a woman's pelvic tissues. As a consequence of this, the body rejects the mesh that has been sewn into it. As a result, the transvaginal mesh may start to poke its way through the vaginal wall and protrude out of the vaginal tissue. This complication is more commonly referred to as "erosion." The US Drug Watchdog's very aggressive initiative is designed to assist women in the United States, who are victims of a transvaginal mesh, tape or sling failure has two main goals, no one gets left behind, and all victims get compensated. The group is urging any woman, who has had the transvaginal mesh, tape, or sling surgical procedure done, and now has developed severe medical complications to call them immediately at 866-714-6466. As part of their initiative the US Drug Watchdog is offering to send all US women, who are victims of a transvaginal mesh, or sling failure to national caliber attorneys-who are all women. No other group is offering this service. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
The US Drug Watchdog is indicating symptoms of a transvaginal mesh implant, or sling failure may include:
- Pain during sexual intercourse caused by erosion.
- Mesh erosion through the vagina (the mesh is actually protruding out of the vaginal wall)
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Vaginal Infection
- Urinary problems
- Organ perforation
The US Drug Watchdog says, "One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device or recalled drug initiative work is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall or failures involving medical devices like a transvaginal mesh, tape, or a sling. If you have a friend, or loved one who is a recipient of a transvaginal mesh, tape, or a sling that has already failed or is showing symptoms of a failure, please have them call us at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain all transvaginal mesh, tape, and sling failure victims get to the best possible attorneys, to ensure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal, and we will do our absolute best to make certain all of the attorneys are women." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidates all similar cases into one courtroom and will include the Defendants:
C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187);
American Medical Systems Inc., MDL No. 2325);
Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327)