Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant used to treat conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, many who received transvaginal mesh suffered from serious side effects including puncture of the bladder, bowel or intestine.
The problems caused by the transvaginal mesh products result from the mesh eroding or protruding beyond the intended location. When this occurs, there are multiple medical problems that can arise including:
- Chronic pain
- Acute pain (especially during intercourse)
- Recurrent pelvic organ prolapses
If a problem does arise, additional surgery may be required. The revision surgery can be done to reposition the bladder sling that was improperly placed and is extruding or causing other health issues. Most patients have to undergo an extended amount of discomfort as your physician monitors how the sling is working in order to improve your health. If the sling does not work the transvaginal mesh may have to be completely removed.
The revision surgery can be complicated due to the complexity of the surgery. Transvaginal mesh has fine pieces of filament that can fuse with your body’s organs and tissues, further complicating the removal process.
Due to the significant adverse effects and the often difficult and painful means of correcting transvaginal mesh problems, many women who had to undergo treatment have filed lawsuits leading up to class action suits. If you have been injured due to transvaginal mesh and are looking into filing a lawsuit, call the transvaginal mesh attorneys at Daggett Shuler at 336-724-1234 today for help or fill out the contact form below.
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