How Many Women Have Been Hurt By the Transvaginal Mesh?

10/14/2013 // Vaginal Mesh Website (Press Release) // Greg Vigna // (press release)

How many women have been hurt by the transvaginal mesh? If the number of lawsuits filed against manufacturers of the medical device are any indication, the number is surprisingly staggering. Just under a reported 30,000 lawsuits have been filed against companies that manufacture various transvaginal mesh products. This total does not include the number of women who have been injured but have yet to take legal action in their case, or those who have yet to recognize the link between health complications they may be experiencing and use of the device.

Data filed with the FDA for 2010 shows that approximately 300,000 women in the US were surgically treated for pelvic organ prolapse and an estimated 260,000 were treated for stress urinary incontinence. For a significant percentage in both groups, the transvaginal mesh was employed.

Getting an exact total on the number of women who have been hurt by the transvaginal mesh is difficult due to many cases that have gone unreported; however, just by examining available information from the FDA and other reporting sources it is clear that thousands of women throughout the US have experienced undue health complications linked to the device. What’s even more surprising are recent reports that indicate such a high rate of failure for the device once so heavily relied upon as a viable treatment option for both POP and SUI.

Women injured by a vaginal mesh or sling often have numerous questions about what solutions are viable in rectifying their situation. Dealing with their physical medical needs as well as being compensated for damages by manufacturers or others responsible for their injuries are just a few of the concerns women in these cases have.

The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource where women who have been injured by a transvaginal mesh device can receive help with assessing their medical and legal options. Those seeking more information on how to receive help can contact the resource today.

Also read this in case you missed our previous blog post: #VaginalMesh Causes Debilitating Pain Among Women says #DrGregVigna

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