Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Legal Recourse for Injured Women
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Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Unfortunately, many women have suffered serious complications and injuries as a result of these mesh implants. If you have been affected, you may have legal recourse and options for seeking compensation.
What does pelvic mesh do and why are women suing over it?
SUI is the involuntary leakage of urine when a woman coughs, sneezes, exercises or otherwise puts strain on her pelvic region. It is common in women as they age, especially in women who have had children. POP is the herniation, or dropping, of the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, which is also common in women as they age. Transvaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh used to treat these conditions. The mesh is inserted through the vagina to provide additional support the urethra in the case of SUI, or the pelvic organs, like the bladder, in the case of POP.
Although these mesh implants were often touted as the gold standard, and are still sometimes used, many women have reported serious complications and side effects from transvaginal mesh implants, including pain, infection, vaginal scarring, and mesh erosion. Some women have even required additional surgeries to remove the mesh or repair the damage caused.
Vaginal Mesh Complications:
The following are some of the most commonly reported vaginal mesh complications:
Mesh erosion: This is when the mesh moves or shifts inside the body, and exposes itself in the vaginal canal or in another organ, causing pain and discomfort.
Pain and discomfort: Many women report ongoing pain and discomfort in the vaginal area, groin, and lower back after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant. Many women report extreme pain when having sex following their transvaginal mesh implant.
Infection: Mesh implants can increase the risk of infection, which can lead to further complications and even sepsis.
Vaginal scarring: Scarring from mesh implants and/or mesh removal and revision surgeries can cause pain and sexual difficulties, as well as make it harder for women to use tampons or have sex.