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Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC Announces Transvaginal Mesh Mass Torts Campaign
A St. Louis personal injury law firm is ready to take nationwide transvaginal mesh mass tort claims. According to a public health notification issued by the FDA in 2008, transvaginal mesh has been associated with a variety of medical side effects.
In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health notification (updated in July, 2011) indicating that a number of adverse side effects were associated with transvaginal mesh (also called surgical or pelvic mesh). The report says that, over a three year span, the FDA received more than 1,000 reports from nine major transvaginal mesh manufacturers that connected their products with various complications. More information on the FDA's public health notification can be found at http://www.fda.gov/
The health notification said that the most common problems associated with pelvic mesh were urinary problems, pain, infection and erosion through the vaginal epithelium. Additional reports connected surgical mesh with bladder, bowel and blood vessel perforation during implantation. According to the FDA notification, some patients’ qualify of life were significantly diminished by these side effects.
Sadly, these complications are not always easy to fix. Treatment options include surgery (sometimes multiple operations), removal, IV therapy, drainage o hematomas, drainage of abscesses and blood transfusions. The FDA recommends that physicians familiarize themselves with pelvic mesh products before placement. Additionally, the FDA recommends that doctors discuss potentially damaging side effects with their patience before placing the surgical mesh.
Transvaginal mesh is a sling-like piece of synthetic material designed to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – a condition that occurs when a woman’s pelvic organs (like the bladder and uterus) drop into lower pelvic region. The mesh is used to support these organs and keep them from further complications. Although surgical mesh may be able to treat POP, many women find that the adverse effects of the mesh outweigh its benefits.
Meyerkord & Meyerkord offers women who have suffered because of transvaginal mesh the opportunity to fight for financial compensation for their suffering. The firm is dedicated to helping others and always strives to give clients the legal help they need, when they need it the most. Potential clients have the opportunity to fill out a no-obligation case evaluation form on the firm’s website to see how Meyerkord & Meyerkord can help their unique circumstances. Click here (http://www.stlouis-
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