Pelvic Mesh Labeled a High-Risk Medical Device by FDA

Pelvic mesh implants have been known to cause some serious harm to women who have had them implanted within their bodies. Commonly used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP), they are supposed to strengthen the pelvic wall and support internal organs. But after thousands of injuries were reported, the FDA has finally labeled pelvic mesh a “high-risk” medical device.

Pelvic mesh was first introduced in the 1990s, and since then, tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers. In a recent lawsuit, an Indiana woman has claimed that her pelvic mesh has caused irreversible conditions. She is no longer able to have sexual intercourse and now has a bladder dysfunction.

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In many cases, manufacturers have been accused of overlooking negative side effects associated with their products.

The FDA now recommends that women be aware of the risks associated with the dangerous medical devices. They encourage patients to ask doctors and surgeons about their options for dealing with POP without pelvic mesh.

Have you or a loved one suffered from an irreversible condition after having pelvic mesh implanted in your body? Our attorneys are currently reviewing cases associated with the dangerous device. Reach out to one of our experienced lawyers, today.

Sources: Law360 | CBS News