In 2011, the FDA issued a warning that not only documented the dangers of vaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), but suggested there was no evidence the surgery was any more effective than non-mesh procedures. In 2016, the FDA reclassified vaginal mesh as a “high-risk” medical device – one that, according to the agency’s previous findings, is also medically unnecessary in most cases.
In the time between the first documented dangers of vaginal mesh leading up to this most recent classification, thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women in the United States who have experienced serious injury from mesh products, many of whom suffered consequences as devastating as:
- Recurrence of prolapse
- Mesh eroding into vaginal tissue
- Bowel and bladder tearing
- Urinary incontinence
Failed vaginal mesh requires revision surgery and may cause irreversible problems in women who experience organ damage or chronic infection. If you are among these victims, the Dallas medical malpractice lawyers at Polewski & Associates encourage you to call 972-230-6200 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
More than 100,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have now been filed in the federal court system, yet these devices are still used to treat POP in some women. Several manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and American Medical Systems have been named in these lawsuits, many of which are still awaiting settlement.
The most effective way to ensure justice is served following injury from any defective medical device is with the help of an experienced and aggressive attorney. Our Dallas med mal lawyers are prepared to get to work on your case quickly, hold negligent medical companies and irresponsible doctors accountable, and help ensure you receive the justice you deserve.
For more information about your rights following injury from medical malpractice or a defective medical device, please contact Polewski & Associates today. Located in Dallas, we serve victims of medical negligence living throughout Arkansas and North Texas.