Transvaginal mesh is a treatment option for women who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). These illnesses are characterized by the bladder, uterus, bowel and/or rectum of a woman dropping and pushing against the walls of the vagina. Transvaginal mesh products were created with the intention to relieve pain and alleviate bowel and bladder issues associated with SUI and POP. SUI or POP typically occurs in women who have had vaginal births or surgeries that caused their pelvic muscles to lose strength.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued a report stating that complications with transvaginal mesh are NOT rare and that there is no evidence that procedures involving mesh repair are more effective than non-mesh procedures. In the report, the FDA stated that the use of transvaginal mesh actually exposes patients to more unnecessary risk. Some of the most common transvaginal mesh complications include:
- Erosion of the mesh into the vagina
- Pain during sex caused by vaginal scarring and mesh erosion
- Recurrence of prolapsed organs
- Urinary problems
- Damage to the bladder, bowel and blood vessels
- Emotional and mental anguish
Most of these complications lead to removal of the mesh, additional surgeries, IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of abscesses or hematomas.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
At Mike Lewis Attorneys, we believe that the makers and manufacturers of dangerous medical devices, such as transvaginal mesh, should be held accountable when an individual is harmed by their products. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to transvaginal mesh, contact a surgical mesh injury lawyer as soon as possible to explore your legal options. For more information on transvaginal mesh lawsuits or to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our attorneys, please fill out our online contact form for immediate assistance.
It is likely that we will associate another law firm more experienced in defective drug and product liability claims to assist us in prosecuting your claim, all at no additional cost to you.