Transvaginal mesh is used to treat pelvic floor disorders like prolapses and incontinence. Unfortunately, thousands of women have come forward with health problems from the use of the mesh. These problems range from internal bleeding to damage to the internal organs surrounding the vagina. Read on to learn about the risks associated with transvaginal mesh and what you can do about it.
The mesh is made from a synthetic material that is surgically implanted into the body. It is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse which occurs when the pelvic organs fall out of place. The mesh is implanted to reinforce the weak walls.
Transvaginal mesh is also used to treat incontinence. Some women leak urine when they sneeze or cough. The mesh is used to support the bladder and reduce the pressure that causes leaks.
Anywhere from a week to two years after having mesh implanted, thousands of women began to exhibit serious health issues. Women would go to the doctor due to extreme abdominal pain. What the doctors discovered is horrifying. It turns out the mesh would erode the surrounding tissue and even erode the surrounding organs. This caused extreme pain and internal bleeding.
Women would develop serious abdominal infections and sometimes they would experience organ perforation. Some women would find that they couldn’t urinate at all and had to be rushed to the emergency room.
Even worse than these horrifying effects was the repair process. As there was no research done into how the mesh should be removed, doctors had to perform up to 18 surgeries to remove all the mesh and repair the damage. These surgeries caused many women to miss work and lose their jobs as well as experience intense suffering and emotional distress.
Soon women turned to the legal system for recognition and justice. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers that allege that the manufacturers of the mesh mislead the FDA and medical community about the safety of the mesh. It is also alleged that the manufacturers failed to test the transvaginal mesh properly or study the risks involved in using it. The manufacturers also failed to devise a safe method for removing the mesh.
The manufacturers of the mesh have paid out millions of dollars in settlements and in lost court cases. Over 50,000 lawsuits have been filed so far. If you have experienced medical problems from the use of transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlements, you could be eligible for legal remedies.
Set up a free consultation with a lawyer and you might be able to ensure that your medical bills are paid and that you are compensated for lost income. If you have experienced pain and suffering, you could also be compensated for it. The lawyer won’t charge you anything up front either and will get paid when you do.
Transvaginal mesh is full of problems and you owe it to yourself to get help if you have suffered because of it. Legal remedies are available to you.