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Tens of thousands of women receive a transvaginal mesh (TVM) device each and every year from numerous suppliers: American Medical Systems, Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon,Gynecare, and Johnson & Johnson. Thousands of women have been injured through no fault of their own, including vaginal erosion, pain, urinary problems, bleeding, infection and more. Our attorneys are representing women in all fifty states and Canada who have been injured. For a free case evaluation, call 1-800-632-1404.
More Information on Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
Many women who have suffered from bladder prolapse, pelvic prolapse and other related complications have had transvaginal mesh implanted to treat the problem. Atransvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh made from polyester or polypropylene and feels like a woven fabric and is implanted in the vagina. It reinforces the vaginal wall and creates what is at times referred to as a pelvic sling or baldder sling.
Transvaginal mesh is an effective method for repairing pelvic organ prolapse. A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when your pelvic organs fall out of place. Transvaginal mesh is also effective in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. However despite its effectiveness in treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontince, many women who have used transvaginal mesh implants have complained of complications.
The transvaginal mesh can perforate other organs. This can result in serious complications. It can perforate other pelvic organs such as the bladder and the bowel. Perforation of the bladder and/or the bowel will generally require surgery.
Bowel perforation is a surgical emergency can result in peritonitis or localized abscess. Immediate surgery is required and careful lavage (irrigation or washing out) of the abdominal cavity, along with drainage of any pus or abscess material and administration of antibiotics, is necessary. In spite of these measures, the morbidity (debilitation and prolonged convalescence) and mortality which ensue under this situation can be high.
Too frequently, women implanted with mesh experience mesh erosion, a life-changing side effect that would never happen but for the alleged failure of the device manufactures. A transvaginal mesh erosion occurs when the mesh works its way through the vaginal wall. The symptoms of transvaginal mesh erosion include infection and pain. Patients suffering from transvaginal mesh erosion may require additional surgical repairs to deal with the damages causes by the erosion.
Many women who have had transvaginal mesh implants have complained of dypareunia. Dyspareunia is a recurrent or persistent genital pain associated with sexual intercourse. In simple terms dyspareunia means pain during sex, at the time of the intercourse. The treatment of dyspareunia generally involves dealing with the underlying problem. So to treat dyspreunia that is a result of transvaginal mesh complication, then mesh must be removed.
Other complications associated with transvaginal mesh implants include
- - High fever
- - Vaginal Pain
- - Pelvic Pain
- - Pain During Sex
- - Chronic Infections
- - Perineal Cellulitis
- - Severe Pain in the Back, Hips and Legs
These side effects and complications can result in excruciating pain.
Our team of attorneys is reviewing case evaluations for women across the country who have received TVM and TVT products from manufactures such as C.R. Bard, Avaulta, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon.
If you need help from a transvaginal mesh device injury, call us today for help.
In 2008, the FDA first released concerns about the safety of transvaginal placement of mesh. From 2008 to 2010, the FDA received three to five times as many adverse reports associated with mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse repair than what agency received from 2005 to 2007 (nearly 1,000 reports of adverse events were received from 2005-2007).
Many of these patients complain because of erosion or contraction of the mesh material (which has been described as being of a similar material as Rubbermaid storage containers). The erosion leads to bleeding, severe pelvic pain, painful (or impossible) sexual performance and a recurrence of urinary problems.
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update related to what it called ‘serious complications’ related to the use of vaginal mesh for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is now known that complications linked to transvaginal placement of surgical mesh in SUI and POP patients are not rare and can require multiple surgeries to correct problems related to the use of surgical mesh. In fact, the FDA now says that additional surgeries may actually not be able to repair damage caused by implantation of the mesh.
In other words, the side effects of the mesh placement may be permanent. These complications from transvaginal placement of surgical mesh include:
- -Erosion of the implanted mesh
- -Infection and/or bleeding
- -Pain, including pain during sexual intercourse
- -Problems with organs near the implantation site
You may have experienced mesh erosion, bleeding, urinary infections, vaginal scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, failure to conduct sexual intercourse and more. A physician may have tried to remove the mesh and been unable to do so. You may be in excruciating pain, and need help. We are offering free case evaluations to the general public across the United States and Canada. Manufacturers we consider include American Medical Systems, Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon,Gynecare, and Johnson & Johnson.
If you received a transvaginal mesh / sling and have been injured, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Problems include pain, inability to have intercourse,bleeding, mesh growth into the body, mesh erosion, and more. Problems could be irreversible. Please fill out the form to the right or call us so that we can provide you with forms to evaluate your potential case immediately.
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