Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers
Transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted to treat women who suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This potentially defective medical device, produced by a number of manufacturers, has demonstrated a very high rate of post-operative complications such as extreme pain and permanent disfigurement.
If you have suffered transvaginal mesh injury or disfigurement, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in a medical product liability lawsuit. Our transvaginal mesh attorneys can offer you guidance in a free and confidential legal consultation.
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
When the muscles and tissues that support the organs in the pelvic cavity (such as the vagina, rectum, uterus, and bladder) become weakened or damaged, the pelvic organs may droop or sag down and cause pressure on the wall of the vagina. Transvaginal surgical mesh has been used to support these weakened or damaged muscles. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that can affect up to 50% of women who have had at least one vaginal delivery, and post-menopausal women and women who have undergone hysterectomy are at an increased risk for pelvic organ prolapse.
Stress Urinary Incontinence
When a female suffers from stress urinary incontinence, weakening of the muscles that support the urethra and the bladder can cause urine to be involuntarily released in moments of physical stress. In an incontinence repair procedure, transvaginal surgical mesh is implanted to act as a hammock or sling to support these weakened muscles.
Transvaginal Mesh Problems
A transvaginal mesh study documented in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology was stopped early when an unexpectedly high number of women studied suffered from serious vaginal mesh injuries and complications. Researchers who participated in this study reported that more than 15% of the women studied were faced with vaginal mesh erosion within only three months of implantation. As a result of this study’s findings, the FDA released a transvaginal mesh safety warning in July 2011, warning women and their physicians that severe transvaginal mesh complications are common and can result in “a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain.”
In addition to transvaginal mesh erosion, women who have undergone transvaginal implantation of surgical mesh may suffer from:
- Bowel perforation
- Bladder perforation
- Blood vessel perforation
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Vaginal tissue erosion
- Vaginal scarring
- Urinary problems
- Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence that leads to transvaginal mesh revision surgery
Contact a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer
A number of women who have suffered from transvaginal mesh complications have opted to file vaginal mesh lawsuits against the manufacturers of these potentially dangerous and defective medical devices. Victims may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you have suffered injury or scarring from transvaginal mesh, consider contacting a transvaginal mesh lawyer from our personal injury law firm for a free and confidential legal consultation and ethical discussion of your legal rights.