Vaginal Mesh Complication Lawyers
There have been thousands of reports of medical complications caused by vaginal or pelvic mesh products used in pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery. Women who have suffered serious complications after undergoing a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery, may have a right to compensation. The Food and Drug Association (FDA) announced in 2011 that patients who have undergone pelvic organ prolapse repair with transvaginal mesh, are at increased risk of complications.
Product manufacturers of trans vaginal meshes have failed to warn doctors and patients about this increased risk, and women who suffer complications from mesh may be able eligible for compensation. If you have experienced mesh erosion or other complications after pelvic organ prolapse surgery, our personal injury attorneys can help. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation.WHY DO PATIENTS NEED VAGINAL MESH IMPLANTS?
Women who have pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can benefit from surgical mesh implants. Organs can prolapse close to the vaginal opening, or even outside of the vaginal opening. When women suffer from POP, the tissues that hold the bowels, bladder, and reproductive organs in place can slide forward and downward, resulting in incontinence. Transvaginal mesh reinforces vaginal walls that have become weakened. It also gives the pelvic organs support. While thousands of women around the world have required surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse without any issues, some women have faced dangerous complications.DANGEROUS COMPLICATIONS CAUSED BY VAGINAL MESH
Vaginal mesh complications vary from patient to patient. The following may result from pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery and an implanting of a transvaginal mesh:
- Mesh erosion
- Pain during sex
- Urinary problems
- Shortening or contraction of the vagina
- Vaginal scarring
- Bladder, bowel, and blood vessel perforation
Many women have reported that their stress urinary incontinence or vaginal prolapse reappeared after their mesh implant surgery. The re-appearance of these conditions can be extremely disheartening, especially after someone has already undergone surgery to repair the condition and may be a sign of a defective transvaginal mesh.FDA WARNINGS REGARDING PELVIC MESH
Repair surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse is often performed through the vagina or the abdomen, using surgical mesh or stitches. This surgery is to support the pelvic organs or repair the pelvic organs. According to the FDA, placement of the surgical mesh transvaginally often puts women at a greater risk of developing POP mesh complications, compared to other surgical options. The agency claims that though women are exposed to greater risk through transvaginal placement, there is no indication that this type of surgery provides a clinical benefit.
The FDA alerted the public to the problems with transvaginal mesh when it released communication in 2008 regarding complications from transvaginal surgical mesh placement to treat POP and SUI. When the FDA issued the warning, they received over 1,000 reports of complications from mesh produced by nine different manufacturers. Since the FDA issued the notice, several more complications related to mesh have been reported to the FDA between 2008 to 2010.HIRING AN ATTORNEY FOR VAGINAL MESH PROBLEMS
Due to the FDA vaginal mesh warnings, lawyers have been reviewing the complications related to vaginal mesh. The following types of vaginal meshes and bladder slings have been linked to severe complications:
- Mentor ObTape
- Avaulta Vaginal Meshes (Plus, Biosynthetic, and Solo)
- Tyco IVS
- Caldera Mesh
- Tyco IVS
- Bard Pelvic Meshes (PelviSoft, Pelvicol, and PelviLace products)
- Boston Scientific Arise, Advantage Fit, Pinnacle, Lynx, Obtryx, Prefix, PPS, and Solyx
If you have suffered injuries caused by a vaginal mesh, you may have a right to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. A transvaginal mesh injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for the medical bills related to the numerous complications caused by vaginal mesh products. The pain and suffering, along with the mental anguish caused by transvaginal mesh can make your life extremely difficult; these often include disfigurement, scarring, and other types of permanent damage.WE CAN HELP
The sooner you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, the better. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we understand the stress involved in recovering from a defective vaginal mesh implant. Having to go through a second surgery and live with a lifetime of consequences can be devastating. Our team of personal injury lawyers can evaluate the circumstances of your case and help you decide the best way to move forward. For your convenience and safety, we offer video and phone conferencing. If you prefer an in-person consultation, we have three easy to reach offices in Uptown Charlotte, Monroe and Mooresville. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.