Transvaginal Mesh is used to correct pelvic organ prolapse, or the dropping of pelvic organs out of their normal positions, and bladder incontinence. Unfortunately, there have been a number of complications related to surgical mesh that include recurrence of prolapse, recurrence of incontinence, erosion of the mesh into the vagina, painful intercourse, and infection.
Out of all of the complications, infection has a two ways in which it occurs. The first is when the tools used to perform the surgery perforate blood vessels, the bowel, bladder, or other organs. The second is when the mesh doesn’t allow the proper nutrients to get to a certain area, resulting in an infection forming.
Who Is At Risk?
The FDA doesn’t know who is at an increased risk of Transvaginal Mesh infections. However, the following are suspected to contribute to the risk of infection:
- The overall health of the patient
- The mesh material
- The size and shape of the mesh
- The surgical technique used to implant the mesh
- Hormonal factors
- If the patient has had a hysterectomy
In the end, the treatment of infection associated with Transvaginal Mesh involves the possible removal of the mesh, blood transfusions, IV therapy, and the treatment of hematomas or abscesses.
Transvaginal Mesh Infection Reporting
If you have been diagnosed with an infection from Transvaginal Mesh, then you will need to report the infection. The FDA has what is called the MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program that is designed just for individuals to report the adverse effects of drugs. This helps the FDA keep a record of what drugs are presenting a problem and prompts them to issue warnings to physicians. If you are not comfortable with reporting on your own, a Transvaginal mesh injury lawyer can help you report your infection to the FDA.
Your attorney can also help you in your journey to obtain compensation for the problems that the infection caused you. Chances are, if you are dealing with or you have already dealt with an infection caused by surgical mesh, you have had to undergo a number of painful medical procedures. As it stands, a number of surgical mesh manufacturers have had lawsuits filed against them because their products caused infection or other severe complications.
Winning Compensation For Transvaginal Mesh Infections
If you or a loved one has experienced surgical mesh-related infections, then you have suffered a great deal of pain. The quality of your life has been compromised and, while it is impossible to ever get back what you have lost, you can hold the manufacturer financially responsible. To find out how, call 1-800-732-3070 and schedule your free case evaluation.