Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Mesh Implant Erosion, Perforation, and More
Transvaginal mesh refers to a type of surgical mesh that is implanted through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This evolved from the mesh used in the 1950s to treat hernia repair; in the 1970s, it was used abdominally to treat POP and SUI. As the popularity of the mesh products grew, manufacturers began to sell them in kits that were ready to go with the mesh, as well as special tools and instructions. The popularity of the kits is believed to have contributed to the current problem.
Complications of Transvaginal Mesh
Unfortunately, this product is not without its problems. In fact, it was reported by the FDA in 2011 that it had received 4,000 reports of complications. In 2008, the agency had reported that such complications were rare; however, it was updated just three years later to say that they were not rare at all.
Some of the complications associated with transvaginal mesh include the following:
- Mesh erosion
- Organ perforation
- Recurrence of POP or SUI
- Vaginal scarring
- Vaginal shrinkage
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Nerve damage
Worse, because the mesh was designed to stay in the body forever, removal can be extremely difficult—especially if scar tissue and blood vessels have begun to grow around the mesh. This can require multiple surgeries to remove it in pieces and has required specialized transvaginal mesh revision surgeries.
Fight for Full & Fair Compensation
Nearly 80,000 lawsuits have been filed by women across the nation for injuries related to transvaginal mesh. If you or someone you love has suffered from this product, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as you can. We are ready to help you fight for what you deserve. It is always our injury law firm’s mission to provide our nationwide clients with the highest-quality legal services paired with integrity, professionalism, and respect.
Learn more about how we can help by scheduling a free case review. Just call our St. Louis firm at (855) 809-7080.