Unfortunately, many women with transvaginal mesh implants experience any number of issues due to the implants eroding over time. Women may experience anything from mildly annoying side effects to serious complications stemming from defective mesh, and vaginal mesh lawsuits concerning this topic are on the rise.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
This type of medical implant is used to support and repair damaged or weakened tissue in certain structures within the body such as the uterus, vagina, urethra, rectum, or the small bowel. Some conditions for which mesh is used include stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and more.
Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh
When defective mesh is present in the body, it can erode and move into the vaginal wall – or into other organs, as well. Some of the more common side effects that women can experience that are related to defective mesh include:
- Injury to bowels
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urinary issues
- Pelvic pressure
- Pelvic pain
- And many others
Serious Vaginal Mesh Complications
Along with the aforementioned side effects, additional serious vaginal mesh complications can arise for women. While not all of the effects may be experienced, many women report suffering from more than just one. Some of these include:
- Nerve damage
- Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse
- Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence
Often, patients who suffer with complications related to the vaginal mesh implants must undergo surgery to correct issues they experience – oftentimes, resolution of the complications requires several rounds of revision surgery.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The manufacturers of defective transvaginal mesh implants are facing thousands of lawsuits by women who now suffer from these side effects and complications. If you believe you have a case regarding injury from mesh, you may want to consult an attorney as soon as you are able. A good lawyer will review your information, and help you learn whether or not you have a case to present in a court of law after filing a claim.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced transvaginal mesh attorneys, call McEwen Law Firm – US Drug Lawsuit today at 651-224-3833 or send us an email through our online contact form.