Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawsuits
Transvaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh that is used to treat women who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and similar disorders.
These illnesses are characterized by the woman's bladder, uterus, bowel and/or rectum dropping and pushing against the walls of her vagina, causing discomfort and pain.
If you have suffered side effects after receiving a vaginal mesh, you may be eligible for compensation.
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Transvaginal Mesh Injuries and Complications
Transvaginal mesh is implanted in the vaginal walls and is used to create what is sometimes referred to as a pelvic or bladder sling.
Surgical mesh products were intended to relieve pain and alleviate bladder and bowel issues associated with SUI or POP. Symptoms of SUI or POP usually occur in women who have had vaginal births or surgeries that have caused their pelvic muscles to lose strength.
Many transvaginal mesh complications require removal of the surgical mesh, additional surgeries, IV therapy, blood transfusion, and sometimes drainage of hematomas or abscesses in order to lessen some of the adverse side effects experienced by patients. Some of the most common transvaginal mesh complications include:
- Mesh erosion into the vaginal walls, bladder, uterus and intestines
- Mesh contraction that causes vaginal shrinkage
- Urinary problems, including the recurrence of POP and SUI symptoms
- Urinary retention
- Pelvic pain
- Blood vessel, bowel or bladder perforation during insertion
- Vaginal scarring and pain during intercourse
- Emotional trauma
In July 2011, the FDA issued a report on transvaginal mesh that included the following warnings:
- Complications with transvaginal mesh are NOT rare.
- There is no evidence that procedures involving mesh repair are more effective than non-mesh procedures.
- The use of transvaginal mesh exposes patients to more unnecessary risk.
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawsuit
At The Edwards Law Firm, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers believe that the makers and manufacturers of dangerous products, like transvaginal mesh, should be held responsible for putting consumers at unnecessary risk.
If you or a loved one has experienced any mesh complications after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, do not wait to contact a mesh injury attorney to see if you have a possible lawsuit.
With the help of a transvaginal mesh attorney, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, mental anguish and other damages associated with your surgical mesh complication.
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