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Transvaginal Mesh Kits are Fatally Flawed from the Start

Dec 8, 2012

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7 , 2012 – The idea of transvaginal kits began as a good one. However, the concept was fatally flawed from the beginning.

“While the idea of a transvaginal kit had some merit, it turns out that they were flawed before they even got out of the design stage. Consider the story of a Fort Lauderdale woman, implanted with a mesh in 2001. The procedure nearly killed her. Since then, she has been responsible for getting FDA warnings on the synthetic mesh, and has spent thousands of hours researching surgical mesh and advocating for mesh patients,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas.

Women who have had transvaginal mesh implantations do not need to live in silence. They need to join with the massive number of other women suing the makers of this defective product. There are a significant number of studies dealing with the complications of synthetic surgical mesh, and yet, it is still being made, sold and implanted; with disastrous results.

“Other than pure greed on the part of the pharmaceutical companies making and selling this product, it’s hard to get your head around the fact that they are still in use. Why is this allowed? Why do surgeons still use transvaginal mesh when they know what harm they may cause?” asked Lee.

The Fort Lauderdale plaintiff spent most of her life after surgery going to at least ten different doctors, trying to understand what was going on with her. In desperation, and wanting to help others with similar problems, she started an online health group, and quickly discovered there was a common denominator among many of the posters to the group – allergies and migraine headaches. One thing led to another when she started researching auto-immune diseases and discovered transvaginal mesh has a chemical in it.

After working for over 30 years as a steel broker, the woman knew trouble when she saw it, and when the chemical composition of the medical device came to light, she understood what was happening. Being intimately familiar with the chemical and physical properties of steel, she also has an in depth comprehension of the chemical properties for polypropylene and similar polymers.

Her conclusion? Petroleum based synthetic surgical mesh is not something that belongs in the body, as it is treated as an invader, with the body trying to get rid of it, in any way it can. Shockingly, device makers know the body rejects their device, but they sell them anyway.

“To date, there have been over 300,000 women who received an implant, and many of them have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits. In the wake of this massive move to litigation, Johnson & Johnson halted the sale of four mesh products and C.R. Bard Medical no longer sells their Avaulta mesh. It’s a start, but there is still more to be done. My office is ready to assist you with your transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Just call us,” said Austin personal injury lawyer Lee.

To learn more, visit Austin personal injury lawyer and http://www.rwleelaw.com.

Lee, Gober and Reyna
11824 Jollyville Road, Suite 302
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: 512.478.8080