Transvaginal Mesh Erosion
For many woman who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, transvaginal mesh implants can help restore quality of life.
There are however, serious side effects that have been associated with transvaginal mesh that all women should be aware of before undergoing the procedure. One of the most dangerous potential complications of vaginal mesh is the risk of erosion.
Erosion occurs when the mesh implant gradually migrates from its original location, causing it to damage the vaginal wall and sometimes other organs. When erosion happens, patients become at risk for more serious complications, such as organ perforation.
Patients who suffer from mesh erosion may experience severe pain, and often must undergo surgery to have the mesh located and removed.
Women who suffer from transvaginal mesh erosion may experience the following complications:
|Pain in Vaginal Area||Pain or Leakage while Urinating|
|Bleeding||Frequent Bladder Infections|
|Pelvic Spasms||Pain During Intercourse|
Why Is Transvaginal Mesh Used?
Transvaginal mesh was first approved as a treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in 2002. These conditions affect the quality of life of many women. Originally, the FDA reported that complications from these devices were rare, and have subsequently approved several different iterations of vaginal mesh since.
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a condition that occurs when the muscles that control your ability to hold urine become weak or damaged. This can result in the bladder leaking urine during exertion of physical activities. Doing activities such as exercising, or lifting objects can cause uncontrolled urination. In some cases of SUI, the pelvic floor muscles are too weak for sneezing, laughing or coughing.
SUI is most common in women, as one of the largest risk factors includes childbirth. Physican’s have been treating SUI in women with transvaginal mesh in the form of a bladder sling can be installed to support the bladder. This sling acts as a hammock-like support structure that sits below the bladder to help control urine.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) also occurs mainly in women. It is a pelvic floor disorder that is marked by the sinking of pelvic organs into and against the walls of the vagina. Any organs in the pelvic region can prolapse, however the bladder is the most common. In some instances, two or more organs can prolapse simultaneously.
POP can cause a range of symptoms, including vaginal pressure, urinary incontinence, pain during intercourse, and constipation. In extreme cases, organs can prolapse out of the vagina. Surgery is normally recommended to repair pelvic organ prolapse.
Transvaginal mesh is one of the most popular treatments for patients who suffer from POP. Doctors can insert the device through the vagina, and sew the mesh to vaginal tissue and pelvic floor muscles. The mesh then supports the organs and corrects the prolapse.
Transvaginal Mesh Erosion Lawsuits
Transvaginal mesh erosion is a serious concern for anyone considering a transvaginal mesh procedure. Adverse effects of erosion can lead to expensive revision surgery, or in some cases, life-threatening complications. Patients who have suffered from vaginal mesh erosion do have the right to receive compensation for their injuries.
Thousands of women throughout the country have already filed lawsuits against the major transvaginal mesh manufacturers. These lawsuits have been consolidated into multi-district ligiation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. This MDL, which contains over 49,000 federal lawsuits, is under the supervision of Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. In addition to the MDL, thousands of other transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in state courts throughout the country.
The transvaginal mesh manufacturers who are named in these federal lawsuits include:
|American Medical Systems||Ethicon|
|Boston Scientific||C.R. Bard|
How To File A Transvaginal Mesh Erosion Lawsuit
If you have suffered complications due to a transvaginal mesh implant, our legal team is here to help you. It is possible that you and your family can recover compensation if you have been harmed by a vaginal mesh device. Our lawyers have been investigating erosion lawsuits and are well equipped to take on the large pharmaceutical manufacturers and secure the payment you deserve.
We do not charge anything to begin helping you with your case. All you need to do is contact us and tell us about your situation. If we accept your case, we will begin immediately by gathering your medical and pharmaceutical records, as well as all other pertinent information we will need to win your settlement. Best of all, you will not be responsible for any payment at all unless we are able to win a settlement for you. This is our No Fee Promise to you.
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