Unlike the transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, the Caldera Desara mesh was designed specifically to address stress urinary incontinence, a common condition in women who are overweight, pregnant or who have recently given birth. What it shares with other transvaginal mesh products is that it causes similar health concerns. The Desara mesh has been reported to cause urinary tract infections, tissue damage associated with mesh erosion, difficulty urinating and perforation of the urethra. Caldera is a defendant in a growing mass tort involving multiple manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products because of its failure to inform patients about the risks associated with the mesh as well as its failure to improve its product to avoid injuring patients.
Failure to Inform Patients of Risk
One of the most damaging claims against Caldera and other companies that produce transvaginal mesh is that the companies were fully aware of the risk of injury that their products carry. The women who underwent procedures to address stress urinary incontinence were assured that the Desara mesh would be a more effective means of solving their problems. It was later discovered that these were false claims and the mesh has contributed to serious and sometimes life threatening conditions. In the event that a patient suffers from a perforated urethra or tissue damage caused by the erosion of the mesh, it is possible for the woman to develop infections or go into septic shock when bacteria reach the bloodstream.
The Need for Additional Surgery
In order to correct the damage caused by harmful mesh products, patients must undergo additional surgeries both to remove the mesh and to repair tissue damage or perforations to the urethra. It is not uncommon for women to require multiple surgeries, which take their toll both on the woman’s health and her finances. Additional pain and suffering results from the procedures and women must endure embarrassment and shame that they were hoping to avoid by electing to have the original procedure performed in the first place.
Get Individualized Attention From Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys Committed To Protecting Your Legal Rights
Caldera is facing current litigation because of its transvaginal mesh and it is expected that thousands of women have yet to come forward with cases. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understand the burden that women who have been injured by these products must bear and it is our goal to protect your interests and help you recover both physically and financially from what you have suffered due to the negligence of these companies. Contact us today if you have suffered undue harm due to the Caldera Desara transvaginal mesh and we will arrange a free and confidential consultation so that we can answer your questions and help you forward in the next steps needed to recover what it rightfully yours.