Transvaginal Mesh Press Release

Irvine, CA, September 16, 2012- Wright & McGurk Law announced today that they are now accepting new product liability cases concerning complications due to transvaginal placement of surgical mesh.  New clients are sought who have problems associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Transvaginal placement of surgical mesh is a polypropylene or xenograft (animal or human tissue) surgically implanted to strengthen the weakened vaginal wall.  Introduced in the mid- 1990’s, this surgical procedure was introduced to permanently fix the problems that plague older women after childbirth, menopause, and hysterectomy.  Prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscles weaken and the pelvic organs drop into the vagina. To repair this problem, a hammock shaped piece of surgical mesh is inserted into the vagina to support the organs. 

The main problems that women are reporting are attributed to exposure of the mesh.  Approximately 10% of women experience mesh erosion which could potentially lead to severe pelvis pain, painful sexual intercourse, or an inability to engage in sexual intercourse.  Men may also experience pain during sexual intercourse due to the mesh erosion.  In response to the many reported problems, the FDA has released a warning that these are not rare occurrences.  The FDA warns that this surgery may be less effective than more traditional methods and may expose women to significantly greater risks.

“Given the absence of evidence for clinically significant benefit and the overwhelming evidence of very serious, common risks, use of synthetic surgical mesh products for transvaginal repair of POP is not ethically justifiable,” said Dr. Michael Carome, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Health Research.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications as a result of your transvaginal mesh surgery, you may be entitled to compensation and equitable relief.  Please call our firm today for a free and confidential consultation.

Extensive product liability experience gives Candace McGurk the expertise necessary to handle your defective medical device case.  She is a compassionate trial lawyer who fights for women’s rights. With over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Candace McGurk is used to fighting defective medical device manufacturers and achieving results. 

Wright & McGurk Law has over 30 years of experience fighting zealously on behalf of injured people and family members who have lost a loved one due to negligence.  We are experts at fighting to achieve the fairness and justice our clients deserve.  The lawyers at Wright & McGurk Law will not treat you like just another client.  We are passionate about our role as your advocate and will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve. At Wright &McGurk, we understand that you may be in pain and we want to help get you the compensation you deserve.  Cases are accepted nationwide; call us today for a free confidential consultation at (800) 471-0346.