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Transvaginal Mesh problems
For a little piece of synthetic fabric, a transvaginal mesh can do a great deal of damage. Tens of thousands of women have had transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices surgically implanted, and many of those women have experienced the severe pain that these devices can cause.
The manufacturers of TVMs – also called pelvic mesh devices – know that these devices can be dangerous. In fact, they knew about it before the devices ever reached the market. But Big Pharma didn’t think it was in your interest to know about. And they were right. Big Pharma’s only interest is their own bottom line.
The simple truth is that the makers of transvaginal mesh devices put their profits before your health. That’s why women around the country have been filing lawsuits against the unethical practices of these giant medical-device makers.
If you’ve suffered from health problems from a transvaginal or pelvic mesh device, the first thing you should do is contact your doctor. The second thing you should do is contact the expert attorneys at TheLawFirm.com. The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com are experts in pelvic mesh cases, and we can help you with yours.
What are the health hazards associated with pelvic mesh?
The dangers associated with TVM devices are determined by the materials from which they are made. There are two types of TVM devices: those made to be partially or fully absorbed by the body, and those that are not intended to dissolve.
Absorbable TVM devices, which are often made from sterile, protein-rich animal tissue, pose relatively few problems. By the time they dissolve, they have done their job in providing a kind of “scaffold” over which the body will regrow new, stronger tissue.
Non-absorbable pelvic mesh devices, however, are a different story. Non-absorbable TVM devices are typically made from a cheap plastic called polypropylene – the same stuff used to make fishing line. Polypropylene pelvic mesh often deform, shrink, or twist when implanted in the body, and those changes in shape are what causes problems.
When a pelvic mesh gets literally bent out of shape, its edges can fray; when those edges fray, they can slice into the sensitive internal tissues of the vagina, the rectum, the bladder, and the uterus.
Many women who have non-absorbable TVM devices have reported severe pain during sexual intercourse. Polypropylene pelvic mesh devices have been implicated in many cases of internal bleeding, infection, and urinary problems. In the worst cases, these conditions can cause life-threatening infections, and even death.
Any of these problems can require a woman to undergo even more surgery. So-called “revision surgery” to remove these dangerous devices is expensive, and opens patients up once again to the risk of infection and surgical complications. Often, in revision surgeries, doctors find that the TVM is so thoroughly intertwined with the body’s own tissues that it cannot be entirely removed. So it stays inside the body forever, where it may continue to cause severe health conditions. All of these problems from a little piece of fabric.
Why are TVM devices still even on the market?
Why aren’t these medical-device companies afraid of facing all of those lawsuits? Short answer: because, even if they have to settle a bunch of lawsuits, these companies can still turn a major profit on their TVM devices.
These corporations actually budget for lawsuits when they devise new products. To them, it’s just the “cost of doing business.” A cost that women pay with their suffering – and sometimes with their lives. Look at these numbers:
The thing is, though, that, to Johnson & Johnson, a figure like $133.5 million is like pennies to us. In 2016, Johnson & Johnson’s revenue was nearly $72 billion. For Johnson & Johnson, paying a $133 million legal bill is the mega-corporation equivalent of buying a pack of gum.
Why file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit?
You’ve probably heard that the wheels of justice turn slowly. That may be so. But, now, 15 years after pelvic mesh devices first received FDA approval, the wheel of justice has finally come around.
If your life and health have been adversely affected by the surgical implantation of a pelvic mesh device, the time is right to file a pelvic mesh lawsuit. Other plaintiffs have won. You can win, too.
We hope that, if you decide to file a pelvic mesh lawsuit, you will allow us to help you with it. The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com are experts in researching and trying cases involving TVMs.
Legal Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to be used as medical information or diagnosis. The sources of the information presented in the article have been researched and are linked within the article. Please seek out medical advice from a licensed medical professional if you are experiencing a problem with any of the drugs or devices mentioned in this article.
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