Transvaginal Mesh

Oklahoma Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The Oklahoma lawyers at the Law Firm of Oklahoma are highly respected professionals who are dedicated to protecting the rights of Oklahoman women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh. Legal help is available for women in Oklahoma who have suffered from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence and had a transvaginal mesh implant. Our Oklahoma City attorneys are experienced litigators who will aggressively fight to protect the rights of women injured by dangerous medical devices like surgical mesh.

Transvaginal Mesh & Placement Complications

New research has found that transvaginal mesh implants causes serious medical complications. The FDA has received thousands of reports regarding problems associated with the placement of surgical mesh in women. The most frequent complications included erosion, infection, pain, urinary problems and recurrence of the prolapse and/or incontinence.

In some cases, women needed additional surgery to remove the transvaginal mesh that had eroded. Other transvaginal surgical mesh complications included injuries to nearby organs such as the bowel and bladder or blood vessels.

Women can take steps to hold the manufacturer accountable for its defective medical product. If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above complications related to transvaginal mesh implants, contact an experienced Oklahoma lawyer today to learn about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

Contact the lawyers with the Law Firm of Oklahoma at (405) 608-4990. We understand how to help those injured by defective medical devices and will give you a free legal consultation.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) happens to between 30-50 percent of women in their lifetime, but only 2 percent of women develop symptoms. It is caused by the weakening and stretching of the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place. When POP occurs, the organs bulge or prolapse into the vagina. More than one pelvic organ can prolapse at the same time. Organs that can be involved in POP include the bladder, the uterus, the rectum, the bowel and the top of the vagina (vaginal apex) after a hysterectomy.

FDA Issues Safety Warning for Transvaginal Mesh

Women were led to believe that the placement of surgical mesh to treat POP was just as safe and effective as other procedures. However, new research has found that thousands of women have experienced complications with transvaginal mesh products. As a result, The FDA has issued a health safety communication that problems with transvaginal mesh are "not rare."

The FDA safety warning on TVM products highlighted the following concerns:

  • Mesh used in transvaginal POP repair can cause additional risk that is not present in traditional non-mesh surgery for POP repair.
  • There is no evidence that transvaginal repair to support the vagina with mesh provides any added benefit compared to traditional surgery without mesh.

Hiring a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer

If you or a loved one had pelvic organ prolapse, completed a transvaginal surgical mesh procedure and are experiencing harmful side effects, it is critical to consult a transvaginal mesh law firm today. You may be able to file a lawsuit to help cover medical problems caused by transvaginal mesh.

The lawyers at the Law Firm of Oklahoma can help women suffering complications from a transvaginal POP repair with mesh. Call us today to schedule your free consultation with a transvaginal mesh lawyer in Oklahoma.

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