Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits - Linked to Infections & More Vaginal mesh has been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition in which a woman's pelvic organs fall into or through her vaginal opening, and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) a condition marked by the involuntary leakage of urine. Thousands of women have suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to treat these conditions.
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported complications with mesh implants. By 2011, the FDA issued a second warning on vaginal mesh products after thousands of women reported injuries after being implanted with mesh. The FDA announced that patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair with surgery mesh may be at a greater risk for mesh complications than women pursuing other surgical treatments.
Various mesh manufacturers failed to warn patients and doctors about the increased risk to women receiving a mesh implant.
Vaginal Mesh Complications
According to the FDA, transvaginal mesh may put women at a greater risk for complications than other surgical options. Many complications have been reported including:
- Bowel perforation
- Bladder perforation
- Nerve Perforation
- Vaginal scarring
- Urinary problems
- Pain and discomfort
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Recurrent prolapse
- Recurrent incontinence
- Neuro-muscular problems
- Emotional problems
If you or a loved one have undergone a vaginal mesh procedure, you may have legal recourse to collect compensation for your damages. Don't settle for an inexperienced attorney. The experienced class action lawyers at Meshbesher & Spence will help you seek compensation for your injuries. Experience does make a difference. Please fill out the case evaluation form or call our offices to speak to an attorney today. There is no cost or obligation to have your claim reviewed.