Transvaginal mesh implants, also known as bladder slings or pelvic mesh, are made by several manufacturers. They are intended to support a woman’s internal organs which may have “prolapsed,” or dropped, as a result of age, childbirth, or following a hysterectomy. Unfortunately, many women experience serious side effects from these devices.
In severe cases, the vaginal mesh must be surgically removed. In cases where scar tissue has formed, removal may require several follow-up surgeries — or may not be possible — potentially prolonging pain and suffering.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue: FDA States Complications “Not Rare”
Transvaginal mesh devices have been found to cause painful and dangerous side effects. In July 2011, the FDA issued an updated safety notification stating that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse are not rare.” To date, over 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed.
Injuries resulting from a transvaginal mesh implant are often very serious and costly to treat. Filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit could help you attain the money needed for revision surgery and treatments.
Transvaginal Mesh: Common Injuries and Side Effects
There are several conditions and side effects that may be associated with the implantation of a vaginal mesh device.
Side effects include:
- Organ Perforation
- Painful Sexual Intercourse
- Painful Urination
- Vaginal Mesh Erosion (unintended movement through internal tissue)
- Vaginal Scarring
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: Are You Suffering?
If you or someone you love has suffered complications from the implantation of a transvaginal mesh device and needed revision surgery as a result, contact us today to discuss a filing a lawsuit. You may be eligible to receive compensation.
At Sokolove Law, we strive to bring justice to those unnecessarily harmed by faulty medical devices. We’ve been fighting for victims’ rights for more than 40 years. We know who to talk to, where to find answers, and what steps you need to take.
Note – Any medical decision is important. Please consult your physician before making any medical decision.
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