Updates regarding TVM you should know
Thousands of female patients have undergone procedures which involve the implantation of transvaginal mesh as a means to treat urinary incontinence (SUI) or address pelvic organ prolapse (POP), both such conditions which often develop as a result of childbirth.
Regrettably, in the recent years the world has seen distressing reports of serious complications from such treatments, with health regulators warning that one in ten women will suffer pelvic mesh problems. The volume of incidents became so substantial that the FDA had to probe in to the mater to issue a public safety notice in late 2008 about vaginal mesh devices and in 2011. They also warned that complications from TVM products are not rare, and that substitute treatments may be preferable. In 2012, the FDA issued a requirement which focused on the fact that manufacturers of the products conduct new clinical trials to assess the risk of serious complications.
The victims of the defective meshes led them to file for lawsuits. The mesh lawsuit update allows them to ask for the following:
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Reduction in ability to earn
- Physical pain and suffering
- Revision surgery
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Loss of spousal consortium
Many of the meshes used are made of synthetic material that can penetrate the walls of hollow organs in the body, resulting in severe scarring and organ failure. Moreover, as the mesh begins to erode over time, it can puncture the urethra, bladder, or rectum. Other complications include:
- Nerve damage
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Severe pelvic pain
- Vaginal bleeding
If you had a transvaginal mesh (TVM) implant, and just like tens of thousands of women, have been affected by the complications in relation to nine different transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Inc., Covidien and Johnson & Johnson, you can claim for damage awards. Visit http://tvmalerts.net/ or dial 1-888-727-1064 to know more about your lawsuits.