Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic or biologic material permanently implanted in women to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence (stress urinary incontinence or SUI). Woman might undergo the surgical procedure following birth to repair the weakened vaginal wall. This product has been implanted in women of all ages. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2010, there were at least 100,000 pelvic organ prolapse repairs with surgical mesh and about 75,000 of these were transvaginal procedures.
The FDA has determined that transvaginal mesh, regardless of manufacturer, can expose patients to health risks such as the erosion of the product into surrounding areas of the pelvis and pelvic organs. Part of the product can become implanted as intended to strengthen the vaginal wall while some of it is not absorbed into the tissue.
If complications arise as a result, removal of the implant can be complicated and costly. Other health issues could develop including pain, infection, bleeding, pain during intercourse, organ perforation from surgical tools used in the placement procedure, and urinary problems.
It is important to seek appropriate medical care immediately if you notice persistent abdominal pain, unexplained fever, tenderness in the pelvis or other unusual symptoms.
If you or a loved one has suffered adverse effects from a defective transvaginal mesh or another type of pelvic or bladder support system, contact the defective products lawyers at Murray Guari Trial Attorneys. We work on a contingency basis, which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a confidential, free no-obligation consultation, please call toll free at 1-877-645-2974.