In Tennessee and all across the country, people except that when they go to the hospital to have certain medical procedures performed that the medical devices used will help them to feel better and help them to lead a better life. Unfortunately, some medical devices are defective and this can cause pain and further injury for many people. If you or someone you know has had to have a transvaginal mesh device implanted and are now experiencing pain, problems and additional injuries as a result, then you should talk to a Tennessee transvaginal mesh lawyer right away. They will hear your case and see to it that you get the compensation you need for what you have suffered.
According to this lawsuit, a Tennessee woman was implanted with the Bard’s Avaulta Plus Anterior BioSynthetic Support System and the Advantage Fit System in October 2009 to treat her pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. After this procedure, she suffered painful injuries allegedly caused by transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit alleges that the transvaginal mesh implants pose an unreasonable risk of vaginal erosion which means that the mesh moves out of its original place. When this occurs, it can cut through the tissue and damage nearby organs such as the bladder or colon. This lawsuit claims that the mesh caused an infection and chronic pain.
The Food and Drug Administration in October of 2008 issued a public health warning related to transvaginal mesh after receiving an estimated one thousand complaints of complications caused by the devices. The warning stated that the side effects were serious but rare. After making this announcement the FDA received 2,874 more reports of complications with the devices. In July of last year, the agency updated their warning stating that the side effects were not rare and that there is no evidence that transvaginal mesh has any benefits over non-mesh methods used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The Safety Communication has stated that the most common and most serious side effects include: erosion, pain, infection, bleeding, painful sex, organ perforation and urinary problems.
This case is just one of several cases pending multidistrict litigation against C.R. Bard.
Cases just like this one have spread across the country and affected millions of people, including Tennessee residents. If you or someone you care about has experienced pain or problems in your health after having a transvaginal mesh device implanted, then you should contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you get the compensation you are entitled to for the suffering you have been through.
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