Study Reveals How Pain From Transvaginal Mesh Remains, Even After Removal

March 16, 2015

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently released an article titled "What is New in the Use of Mesh in Vaginal Surgery?", which touched on some of the lingering effects that transvaginal mesh can have for women. One of the issues that the article also described was that of women who have remaining pain, even after troubling or painful mesh is removed. They state, "Of those who presented with pain, 51% reported persistent pain after excision." For many women, then, even removal of the mesh will not completely help with persistent side effects. 

They also claim that doctors have very little tools, experience, or resources to help women who are experiencing pain after their mesh is removed. They encourage doctors to counsel their patients about the abnormal side effects they may experience. They also urge patients to consider whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Since the FDA announced a safety update in 2011, doctors and patients have been even more wary of the potentially negative side effects of TVM. Since the announcement, there has been a steady decline in the use of mesh to treat prolapse issues. Meanwhile, hundreds of lawsuits are still being filed against the makers of different mesh products for the pain they have caused patients. 

 

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
 

 

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