After experiencing complications with their transvaginal mesh implants, two New Zealand women are reaching out to their government for assistance.
One of the women, Carmel Berry, explained how she had undergone surgery to remove the defective transvaginal mesh, which proved challenging upon the discovery that parts of the implant had joined with surrounding tissue making removal both difficult and dangerous.
The other woman, Charlotte Korte, was able to have all of her transvaginal mesh removed after experiencing difficulty standing for more than two minutes.
Both of the women received transvaginal mesh implants to repair a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
The women are calling for New Zealand’s government to undertake a safety review of transvaginal mesh products currently on the market, especially those being used in patients. They believe that it is of the utmost importance to collect more data on these products to come to a firm understanding of whether they are safe to use in POP repairs.
The two women were profiled in an article written for New Zealand’s 3 News. The article explains that in New Zealand over 400 individuals have filed claims alleging injury from transvaginal mesh products, with about 100 of these cases being rejected for reasons unexplained in the article.
As the stories of these two women illustrate, transvaginal mesh implants have negatively impacted the lives of so many, leaving some with permanent injuries.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm based in St. Louis that represents victims of defective medical devices. We find it encouraging that these two women have stepped forward to raise awareness about transvaginal mesh injuries through reaching out to their government.
If you have been injured by transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe can help. We offer free initial case evaluations during which we help you explore your legal options and compensation eligibility.
Share your transvaginal mesh story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.
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