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Defective medical devices: FDA stops sale of mesh implants

Prior to having a medical device implanted within their bodies, patients in Tennessee and elsewhere may wish to know all the risks associated with the process. Unfortunately, defective medical devices have caused serious harm to a multitude of patients, and in some cases, the damage done could prove fatal. One product that has been the source of various lawsuits over recent years is transvaginal surgical mesh, and recent reports indicate that this product was recently taken off the market.

Recent reports indicate that the Food and Drug Administration has put a stop to the sale and distribution of transvaginal surgical mesh implants. This comes just over two years after the FDA classified the product as high risk and began requiring the manufacturers of the mesh to carry out strict testing procedures. However, the FDA recently decided that more evidence was needed to show whether surgery to repair a pelvic organ prolapse would work better with or without the mesh implants.

Due to the level of controversy surrounding this device, many may be happy with the decision to take it off the market. However, for some the decision may seem a little too late, as reports indicate that there are a multitude of women who claim to have experienced severe pain and suffering due to this device. Those who suffer harm due to complications brought on by a defective medical device may wish to exercise their rights to pursue restitution, but the process can be complex.

Defective medical devices can have a disastrous impact on a person's health. Individuals who suffer serious injuries due to such a device could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney in Tennessee can examine the circumstances a client is facing and assist him or her in pursuing restitution through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

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