Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
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For women with urinary incontinence, a transvaginal mesh is often implanted to treat prolapses. This device is made from animal tissue or synthetic materials and is meant to be a helpful tool to treat women, however, the mesh is flawed in both design and in the way it is implanted. Complications are common, including organ erosion, puncture, and damage.
If you’ve encountered complications, contact Johnston Law Group for a free initial consultation. Our litigation attorneys can sit down with you and discuss your medical needs.
How Transvaginal Meshes Are Used
Transvaginal meshes are used to treat a number of common problems, including:
- Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP: This occurs when ligaments or the muscles that support the pelvic organs are weakened, such as after childbirth, and the organs shift out of place. Mesh is then inserted through the abdomen or vagina to reinforce the weakened wall.
- Stress related urinary incontinence, or SUI: When a woman unintentionally loses urine do to a movement or activity such as exercise, heavy lifting, or even sneezing and coughing. These activities put stress on the bladder. A mesh is implanted to reinforce the urethra in what is known as a sling procedure or a midurethral sling.
While transvaginal meshes were created to treat these conditions, they are often unsafe and have a higher rate of failure. When this happens, call Kyle Johnston.
Injuries from Dangerous Medical Devices
Serious medical complications can arise from transvaginal mesh procedures. As discussed above, serious harm to the pelvic organs can occur and the risk of infection is high. While not all transvaginal mesh products are dangerous, if you have been the victim of one that is, you need a legal advocate on your side to help you get the compensation you need.
Hundreds of thousands of women have suffered from serious complications. You do not have to suffer alone. Call our mass tort attorneys at (844) 464-0062 to schedule your free initial consultation or learn more about our contingency fees.