Transvaginal mesh, also known as surgical mesh, is used as a treatment option for women who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). 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. Surgical mesh products were created with the intention of relieving pain and alleviating bladder and bowel issues associated with SUI and POP. SUI or POP symptoms typically occur in women who have had vaginal births or surgeries that have caused the pelvic muscles to lose strength.
Transvaginal Mesh Injuries and Complications
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 TVM exposes patients to more unnecessary risk.
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:
- Erosion of the mesh into organ walls
- 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 trauma
Connecticut Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has experienced any mesh complications after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, do not hesitate to contact a mesh injury lawyer to see if you have a possible lawsuit. With the help of a transvaginal mesh lawyer, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, mental anguish and other damages associated with your surgical mesh complication.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we feel that the makers and manufacturers of dangerous products, such as transvaginal mesh, should be held accountable when someone is put at risk by their products. If you or a loved one has suffered from a transvaginal mesh complication, you need to explore your legal options before it’s too late.
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