Transvaginal Mesh Medical Negligence Alert

Vaginal meshes in various forms have been used since the 1950’s to correct several childbirth-related injuries to the urinary tract, including Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). However, a 2011 report by the FDA warned that transvaginal mesh implantation poses serious health risks, and the dangers outweigh any clinical benefit. The St. Louis medical negligence attorneys at the Zevan And Davidson Law Firm are actively litigating and winning compensation for women harmed physically and emotionally by this harmful medical procedure.

Acting as a sling, a vaginal mesh is designed to support the bladder and urinary tract once the muscles surrounding these organs have been weakened or compromised due to childbirth or old age. However, faulty design and improper testing methods have led to severe injuries to women who have received this treatment. These include:

  • Erosion of mesh into vagina
  • Serious Infection
  • Urinary problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal pain
  • Hardening of vaginal mesh
  • Injury to nearby organs
  • Painful intercourse
  • Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
  • Perforations created by the mesh in the bowel, bladder, and/or blood vessels
  • Vaginal Scarring

In 2008 the FDA warned against the use of vaginal meshes after receiving 1,200 complaints about complications from the device. That number increased to 4,000 by August of 2011. In September, the FDA ordered a recall of these devices until their problems could be corrected. Unfortunately, they estimate that as many as 10,000 women had the devices implanted in 2010 alone, many of whom may be still suffering in silence.

Women who are victims of vaginal mesh complications deserve support and compensation as they recover from this dangerous procedure. The law firm of Zevan and Davidson specialize in medical malpractice cases throughout Missouri, having won several multi-million dollar lawsuits on behalf of harmed clients. They understand the importance of diligence and sensitivity when dealing with medical malpractice cases of this nature. One of the chief attorneys, Kevin Davidson, is member of the American Association for Justice Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group. Therefore, Zevan and Davidson can aggressively pursue justice and due compensation for the injured, while still protecting their emotional and physical health.

Have peace of mind while dealing with your medical malpractice injury. Call the law offices of Zevan and Davidson today!

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