The US Drug Watchdog is now expanding their national initiative designed to help women recipients of a failed transvaginal mesh product, especially if the victim has suffered a medical condition called erosion
(PRWEB) April 08, 2013
The US Drug Watchdog is now expanding their initiative focused on helping women recipients of a failed transvaginal mesh product, because the group fears there are so many victims, especially with a condition called erosion. The group 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. We also need to emphasize this problem is nationwide, impacting women in the biggest states like California, New York, Florida, or Texas, to the smallest states by population like Maine, South Dakota, Wyoming, or Alaska." According to court records a transvaginal mesh 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 is urging any woman, who has had the transvaginal mesh surgical procedure done, and now has developed severe medical complications to call them anytime 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 failure to national caliber attorneys-who are all women. No other group is offering this service.
The US Drug Watchdog is indicating symptoms of a transvaginal mesh 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 (non-stop UTI's)
- 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. If you have a friend, or loved one who is a recipient of a transvaginal mesh 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 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)