Transvaginal mesh complications include erosion, infections, pain, dyspareunia, organ perforation, and the recurrence of urinary problems. Compensation may be available to women who have suffered these injuries through the filing of a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the mesh. Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is currently accepting potential mesh complications lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Bard, American Medical Systems (AMS), and Boston Scientific.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the mesh and we can help.
What Complications Have Been Linked to Transvaginal Mesh?
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), mesh complications have been reported to include:
- Erosion through vaginal epithelium - Occurs when a patient suffers trauma during insertion of transvaginal mesh. Examples of trauma that may occur during insertion of the mesh may include bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation.
- Infection - Types of infections caused by mesh have been reported to include bladder and / or urinary tract infections (UTIs), blood infections (sepsis or septicemia), and kidney infections. While any mesh complication can result in severe health complications, infections are particularly serious due to the fact that they can spread to the blood and become deadly in a short period of time.
- Pain - one of the most frequently reported side effects of vaginal mesh, pain can be caused by the aftermath of surgery, or any number of other mesh complications.
- Dyspareunia - Persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after sexual intercourse.
- Recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence - Sadly, many women suffer a relapse of the very problems they were implanted with the mesh to treat. When pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence returns, the patient my be forced to undergo one or more painful revision surgeries.
- Bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation - Of all the complications that can result from the use of transvaginal mesh, organ perforation is perhaps the most dangerous. Perforation of the bowel, bladder, or blood vessels can - and has - even led to the death in a number of cases. Perforation can occur during the surgery if the surgeon makes an error implanting the device, or after the surgery if the mesh erodes through the body’s tissues.
- Vaginal scarring - Occurs due to tearing, stretching or delayed healing after transvaginal mesh placement.
- Mesh erosion - Condition caused by mesh pushing through the vaginal wall or other nearby organs and structures.
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Do I Have a Mesh Complications Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in mesh complications lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesh complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Mesh Complications Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a mesh complications suit and we can help.