The Corporate Action Network published a report in August 2014 examining transvaginal mesh products, a mesh manufacturer, and the women affected by defective medical products. The report provides a brief overview of transvaginal mesh side effects, including erosion, infection, pain, urinary tract complications, and the return of symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP), symptoms the transvaginal mesh implant was intended to eliminate.
The report also reveals that Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of mesh manufacturer Ethicon, was aware of the defective nature of their transvaginal mesh products, but neglected to warn patients and health care providers about known health risks.
One of the risks that the mesh manufacturer was aware of is nerve injury.
One woman quoted in the report, Terri White of Georgia, claims to have suffered from transvaginal mesh side effects for nine years now. In the report, she states that her life has been changed forever by urinary tract infections, pain, and emotional suffering.
Another woman quoted in the Corporate Action Network report, Kristine Monje of California, states that mesh has taken her life away.
From these two accounts, and the thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in courts across the U.S., it is clear that transvaginal mesh has had a negative impact in the lives of so many women.
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Carey Danis & Lowe is a defective medical device law firm with headquarters in St. Louis. Our team of dedicated attorneys represents women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the country. Hearing our clients’ devastating mesh stories motivates our attorneys every day in working towards manufacturer accountability and victim compensation.
If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to seek justice. Our attorneys are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, and invite you to explore your legal options during a free initial case evaluation.
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References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh