Trans-Vaginal Mesh Defects
Many women have experienced significant problems after undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery with trans-vaginal mesh. One of the most common surgeries is a bladder suspension accomplished through the vagina using a mesh sling to address stress-urinary incontinence. Common problems caused by mesh defects include:
- Pain during sex
- Mesh erosion
- Urinary complications
- Vaginal scarring
- Perforation of the blood vessels, bowel and bladder
The FDA reports that the most common complication is erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall. This causes serious problems and at best may require multiple surgeries to correct. Another frequently reported problem is mesh contraction which can cause vaginal shortening, vaginal pain and vaginal tightening. Mesh contraction may result in painful intercourse, severe pelvic pain and irritation.
The manufacturers of the surgical mesh products failed to disclose known complications to the FDA resulting in these complications being actionable.
The first of the vaginal mesh settlements was completed by Endo International which reportedly settled approximately 10,000 claims for more than $400,000,000.00. The pace of the litigation is increasing rapidly.
If you have had a trans-vaginal mesh procedure performed and are experiencing problems you should act promptly. There are time limits. Contact us today. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
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