When Recalls of Medical Devices Affect Your Health

Every year, many people in Illinois are affected by medical device and product recalls. Defective products can carry a high financial cost for manufacturers. But the physical and emotional costs for patients injured by these products far outweigh any dollar value.

Women are diagnosed with with pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) fairly often. POP occurs when the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 30 to 50 percent of women may experience POP in their lifetime with two percent developing symptoms.

If you received this diagnosis, your doctor may have told you that a transvaginal mesh (TVM) implant would correct the problem. So you agreed to have an operation. You had the procedure a month ago, but now you’re experiencing complications. If after the TVM implant your pain has increased, not subsided, it is important to have your physician examine you as soon as possible.

After some research, you may have found that TVM implants for individuals with POP can cause serious problems. You learned the 2011 FDA report stated that TVM products can pose serious risks for patients who receive these permanent implants. By all means, see your doctor immediately.

From a legal perspective, how do you proceed if you are in chronic pain from a TVM implant? Do you have any recourse against the medical/pharmaceutical giants that manufacture this mesh? Yes, you do!

It is worth your while to contact an Illinois attorney who is familiar with TVM product liability lawsuits involving defective devices and products. The attorney can work with you to investigate whether your injury is a result of the mesh product itself or a health care provider’s error. Together, you can develop the best approach to ensure the best road to recovery and compensation for your damages and losses.