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Vaginal Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh, Pelvic Mesh, Complications Lawsuit

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Vaginal mesh implants or as they’re also known, slings, have been surgically implanted in many millions of female patients through urogynecologic surgeries for the treatment of POP (pelvic organ prolapse) as well as SUI (stress urinary incontinence).
Surgical mesh devices have been implanted for the support of a woman’s pelvic organs, which fall, drop, bulge or prolapse (protrude) into the wall of the vagina from stretched or weakened pelvic muscles. These conditions are brought on by pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. In some rare cases, the actual vagina may even drop such that the vagina protrudes entirely out of the woman’s body. Mesh slings are surgically placed into the pelvis for the repair of this prolapse for several organs: upper vagina (apical prolapse), bladder (cystocele), uterus (procidentia), bowel (enterocele), rectum (rectocele) and the urethra. These mesh devices have been associated through clinical research to a high incidence of severe mesh complications. Patients throughout the United States have already started filing transvaginal lawsuits or as they’re also known, vaginal mesh or pelvic mesh injury lawsuits to obtain compensation for severe mesh injuries. These serious injuries include vaginal erosion, (which is also known by the terms extrusion, exposure, or protrusion of the surgical mesh,) pelvic organ perforation, chronic infection, vaginal bleeding, intense pain as well as emotional distress. Reports also came out of reoccurrence of prolapse, vaginal shrinking/scarring, neuro-muscular problems, painful intercourse, severe emotional problems, and more.

Symptoms and Complications of Pelvic Mesh Failures

Complications from surgically implanted vaginal mesh can include the following:

  • Vaginal mesh erosion, (which is also known by the terms extrusion, exposure, or protrusion of the surgical mesh, which can require multiple surgeries)
  • Something protruding out of vagina
  • Lump in vaginal opening
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Puncture or perforation of intestines, bladder and bowels.
  • Puncture or perforation of blood vessels surrounding vaginal wall
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse recurrence
  • Problems urination or painful urination
  • Chronic vaginal drainage
  • Chronic vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal infections
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vaginal scarring/shrinking
  • Neuro-muscular problems
  • Emotional distress

In many situations, women must endure painful procedures of surgical excision in an attempt to remove mesh or to remove the sling. This can lead to multiple additional surgeries. Even when the mesh can be removed, complications cannot be reversed in some cases, and generally women continue suffering vaginal pain as well as diminution of quality of life.

Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawsuits

Women who have been injured by vaginal mesh and vaginal sling failures may be entitled to collect financial damages for the following:

  • Emotional distress
  • Additional surgery or multiple, painful surgical revisions
  • Painful intercourse
  • Entire inability for sexual relations due to mesh
  • Lowered quality of life (diminution of quality of life)
  • Actual out-of-pocket surgical, medical and other hospital expenses
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Spousal loss of consortium (meaning the spouse can sue for sexual damages)
  • Lost wages

Some situations make it difficult even for surgical intervention to repair these mesh complications. Hence, even if surgeries have not been performed to repair complications, if a doctor has diagnosed vaginal mesh as the cause of complications, victims may receive compensation.

Trust Attorneys of Bailey & Galyen

The FDA continues to investigate the risks of vaginal mesh complications and mesh failures stemming from surgically implanted mesh for the treatment of SUI and POP. As this continues, litigation around transvaginal mesh device complications as well as painful mesh side effects is only expected to grow. The attorneys of Bailey & Galyen, with expertise in medical device failures are providing free legal evaluations to mesh victims. To find out how much money you could be entitled to recover from damages for pelvic mesh complications, vaginal mesh injuries, emotional distress, as well as pain & suffering, contact our law offices today to receive your free case review by calling us at 855-906-3750 or by completing the online injury form for a quick response.

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