Transvaginal mesh is a permanent implant to treat Pelvic Floor Disorder and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Many women suffering from those conditions have undergone transvaginal mesh surgery and have serious complications from the implant.
When muscle tissue is weakened, surgical mesh is used for support. Surgical mesh is typically made of animal tissue or synthetic materials.
Issues can arise when the body rejects the synthetic material used for surgical mesh. Depending on the placement, the side effects of surgical mesh can be severe.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
There are significant complications that can arise with transvaginal mesh. In 2008, the FDA released a statement warning about the complications associated with surgical mesh. In 2011, the FDA reported that these complications are not rare.
Common complications that can arise with transvaginal mesh implants are:
- Mesh Erosion
- Pain During Sex
- Organ Perforation
- Urinary Infection
These symptoms can be debilitating for women and hinder their quality of life. Many patients have had to undergo additional surgeries because of their mesh implant.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Claims Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers
The claims against transvaginal mesh manufacturers are substantial. Those pursuing litigation claim the manufacturers did not disclose the risks associated with their products.
Patients have a reasonable expectation that their treatments will not cause them greater duress. Many women who have had complications with their transvaginal mesh implant have greater pain and stress than with their initial condition.
Several medical device companies produce transvaginal mesh kits. In other medical device lawsuits there are typically only a few negligent companies. With transvaginal mesh, the carelessness is widespread.
Doctors were quick to use transvaginal mesh for patients. Many patients have complaints that their doctors did not fully explain the risks associated with their surgery or transvaginal mesh implant.
According to the FDA, it is not clear that using transvaginal mesh is better than using non-mesh implants. Some of the patients receiving transvaginal mesh implants were not ideal candidates. The question that many patients have now is why their doctors were pushing a new mesh implant over more tested treatments.
Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Claim
Women who have suffered complications from transvaginal mesh are pursuing settlements for their
- medical bills
- pain and discomfort
- loss of quality of life
If you have had a transvaginal mesh implant, contact the attorneys at Parrish DeVaughn Law Firm. As their client, they will fight on your side against the negligence that caused your pain.