Transvaginal mesh is used for women who suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This is when the bladder, uterus, bowel and/or rectum of a woman drops and pushes against the walls of her vagina. Mesh products were created to relieve pain and alleviate bowel and bladder problems associated with POP and SUI. POP or SUI usually occurs in women who have had vaginal births or surgeries which have caused the pelvic muscles to lose strength.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Some of the most common transvaginal mesh complications include:
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Damage to the bladder, bowel and blood vessels
- Urinary problems
- Recurrence of prolapsed organs
- Pain during sex caused by vaginal scarring and mesh erosion
- Erosion of the mesh into the vagina
Many of these complications lead to removal of the mesh, additional surgeries, IV therapy, blood transfusions, and even drainage of hematomas or abscesses.
On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued a report with 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.
Contact a Tennessee Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer
If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, contact a transvaginal mesh injury attorney to see if you have a possible lawsuit.
At Greg Coleman Law, we believe the makers and manufacturers of dangerous products, such as the transvaginal mesh, should be held accountable when someone is put at risk by their products. If you or a loved one has been harmed by transvaginal mesh, you need to explore your legal options before it is too late.
For more information or to schedule a free case evaluation with a product liability attorney, contact the lawyers of Greg Coleman Law today by filling out our online contact form.