FDA Warning Regarding Surgical Mesh Implants Reads Like a Gruesome Horror Novel

by | Sep 11, 2012 | Legal Advice

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The update that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued last year regarding surgical mesh implants reads like something straight out of a horror novel. One has to wonder why, in light of continued insistence by the FDA that surgical mesh implant complications are serious and not rare, doctors continue to routinely propose the procedure to repair prolapsed organs in the pelvic area. Especially when the FDA has also reported that surgical mesh implants have not been shown to be any better in repairing prolapses than other less riskier options.

Not only has the FDA continually warned medical care providers and potential patients of the dangers inherent to surgical mesh implants, they have urged doctors to acknowledge that organ prolapse could best be treated by other methods. When doctors and patients choose to proceed with the surgery, the FDA insists that doctors adequately warn the patient about the risks involved both in terms of the surgery and for future side effects.

Despite the number of patients who have experienced problems with surgical mesh implants, the continued warnings, and the multiple warnings from the FDA, lawsuits continue to be filed in cases involving surgical mesh implants as more and more patients learn that the symptoms they are experiencing following surgical implantation of mesh is the result of mesh erosion which is leading to extreme pain, especially during intercourse, and an inability to perform even the most basic daily activities. Other patients who have agreed to additional surgeries in an attempt to have the eroded mesh removed have continued to experience the debilitating side effects even after multiple surgeries.

In addition, patients who are involved in sexual relations with men report that when the mesh has become exposed because of the erosion of the implants, their partners have also experience irritation and pain of genital organs during intercourse due to contact with the mesh.

If you recognize yourself and your symptoms when you read of the horrors that those who have had surgical mesh implants have gone through, know that you are not alone and that help is available. Because the manufacturers of surgical mesh implants did not warn the public about the risks involved with the products, you may be eligible for compensation. Consult with an attorney who specializes in cases involving surgical mesh implants to determine if you have a case. If you were unaware of the risks involved or were told that surgical mesh implants are a simple fix to a prolapsed organ problem, it is natural that you feel as though a great injustice has transpired. Your attorney will help you to obtain the justice that your are due.

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