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LegalView Announces New Vaginal Mesh Litigation Portal

LegalView, an online legal resource, will ow offer free legal case evaluations regarding the surgical implant, vaginal mesh.

Quote startFree legal consultations and additional information regarding pelvic organ prolapse or vaginal mesh repair is available at LegalView.Quote end

(PRWEB) August 29, 2011

LegalView, a leading online legal resource and consortium of personal injury lawyers, now offers free legal consultations for vaginal mesh litigation. The new informational portal page can be found at http://vaginalmesh.legalview.com/.

Vaginal mesh, or transvaginal mesh, is a surgical device that is implanted through the vagina or abdomen to improve a pelvic organ prolapse, a condition where a woman’s uterus, bladder or rectum slip out of place due to weakened muscles or ligaments as a result of surgery or childbirth.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded that there was little evidence to support the claim that vaginal mesh improves pelvic organ prolapse, and doctors should notify patients of the potential risks and long-term side effects of prolapse surgery using vaginal mesh.

Vaginal mesh side effects include:

  •     Mesh erosion or protrusion of the mesh into soft tissues
  •     Pain, including during sexual intercourse
  •     Increased risk of infection in mesh area
  •     Mesh contraction resulting in vaginal shrinkage
  •     Organ perforation
  •     Incontinence
  •     Bleeding from mesh site
  •     Damage to nearby organs, which may be permanent

The FDA has previously issued warnings regarding vaginal mesh and recommended physicians receive special training to reduce implant complications. Unfortunately, more than one thousand reports of complications or complaints have been lodged against various mesh manufacturers since 2008.

Unlike prescription medication, medical devices are not required to undergo a formal clinical trial period prior to FDA approval. According to the FDA, manufacturers only need to show that the device is substantially similar to other products already on the market. The FDA has announced that a panel of experts will determine how to proceed during a meeting scheduled for September 2011.

Additional surgeries are often required to remove or repair the mesh. William Maisel, MD, the deputy center director for science at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health in Silver Spring, Md. reports that because vaginal mesh is a permanent implant, surgeons may be unable to fully remove it. Women who are currently experiencing vaginal mesh complications may not immediately link current gynecological problems with an older surgery.

Free legal consultations and additional information regarding pelvic organ prolapse or vaginal mesh repair is available at LegalView.

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