The Dunken Law Firm is currently accepting transvaginal mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states, including all of South Dakota and the following cities:
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries after a procedure to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), discuss your legal options with a lawyer at The Dunken Law Firm. We have a team of transvaginal mesh lawyers ready to evaluative your claim for free. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used to relieve symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In treatment for POP, mesh is inserted vaginally (transvaginal) then it is attached to the vaginal wall by small stitches in order to reinforce it and provide support to dropping or bulging organs. For SUI repair, the mesh is used as a sling to support the urethra.Mesh products are most commonly made from polypropylene, a synthetic (non-absorbable) material, however they can also be formed from animal tissue (absorbable).
Women who have undergone surgery to implant transvaginal mesh, did so with the understanding that it was a permanent solution to their disorder. Unfortunately, thousands have instead reported adverse events to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), in relation to the mesh. Many women end up having the device removed due to complications.
The following is a list of the major synthetic transvaginal mesh manufacturers and their complication inducing devices:
The most serious side effects women report after the use of transvaginal mesh are:
The mesh device can erode and due to it, break into pieces. The implantation site on the vaginal wall is affected by the erosion and possibly nearby organs, resulting in vaginal scarring or shrinkage. Other symptoms of erosion are severe pain, excessive bleeding, loss of sensation, mesh protrusion, pain during sexual intercourse, and newly occurring or a reoccurrence of POP or SUI.
An eroding mesh device may have sharp edges and can pierce through the vagina and surrounding pelvic organs, creating puncture wounds. Symptoms may include severe pain, severe bleeding, and infection. Organs such as the liver, colon, or kidneys being perforated can be life-threatening.
Oftentimes when serious complications arise from mesh repairs they are treated with transvaginal mesh revision surgery. Surgery can be essential to repairing the damage done and removing the device, if necessary. Due to mesh being designed to be a permanent implant and due to device erosion, patients may have to suffer through multiple procedures to completely remove it. Additional surgeries are also a risk for additional complications, such as pain, bleeding, infection, and permanent damage.
Consult with a skilled transvaginal mesh attorney regarding your claim and options for compensation by contacting The Dunken Law Firm. We offer free initial consultations, call to schedule one today.