Transvaginal mesh injuries are prompting lawsuits against their manufacturers nationwide. The Dunken Law Firm is currently looking over and acquiring cases from victims across the country and in every city in North Dakota, including:
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Used as support or a sling to keep pelvic organs in place due to weakened muscles, transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is implanted in women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). SUI and POP are both disorders that affect the pelvic floor.
SUI occurs when urine leaks out due to sudden pressure on the bladder or urethra from physical activities. A POP diagnosis is the result of pelvic organs descending into or outside the vagina. Approximately a third of women will experience POP or a similar disorder in their lifetime. Both conditions are commonly caused by pregnancy and childbirth.
Although transvaginal mesh is widely used with the intention of being a permanent solution for POP or SUI, it has been the source of numerous painful and alarming complications. Treatment for complications typically consists of transvaginal mesh revision surgery and the removal of the device.
Some of the reported serious complications that warrant a transvaginal mesh revision surgery or the device’s removal include:
Even after transvaginal mesh is removed, which can require multiple surgeries, women may still experience pain, injuries, and possibly permanent damage. In addition, the issue of POP or SUI may remain and need treatment by way of yet another surgical procedure that differs from transvaginal implantation.
These four manufacturers are the major producers of serious side effect inducing transvaginal mesh devices:
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