As a defective medical device lawyer, I recently noted an American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study finding an increased risk of complications with woman who were operated on using synthetic vaginal mesh to treat vaginal prolapse.
Vaginal prolapse is a condition where the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself falls out of their normal positions. The mesh is used to to provide support to the bladder or uterus for sexually active women following a hysterectomy or complicated child birth. The surgical procedure is called a Sacral Colpopexy.
Two years ago, in October 2008, the FDA issued a warning to doctors finding serious complications associated with the use of synthetic mesh. However, like most defective medical devices, it remains on the market.
Our Florida vaginal mesh complication lawyers advise you to reconsider the use of synthetic vaginal mesh if you are considering having surgery to correct vaginal prolapse. If you have undergone a sacral colpopexy surgery where synthetic vaginal mesh was used, please be especially vigilant for adverse affects such as erosion, infection and complications associated with the bowel or bladder. If you suffer from any adverse affects seek immediate medical attention and contact our defective mesh attorneys for a free initial consultation regarding your legal rights.