Transvaginal surgical mesh implants are slings which have been implanted in millions of women in procedures to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence. (SUI). Thousands of women have filed transvaginal or pelvic mesh law suits seeking compensation for serious injuries including erosion and extrusion of mesh, perforation of organs, vaginal bleeding, chronic infection, pain and emotional distress.
Surgical pelvic mesh products are implanted to provide support for a woman’s organs in the pelvis which drop, fall, bulge or protrude (prolapse) into the vaginal wall due to weakened or stretched muscles that occur from child birth, pregnancy and other causes. In extreme cases, the vagina can even fall to the point where the vagina is outside of the body. Mesh can be placed to repair prolapse of the following pelvic organs:
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) may occur as a result of weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra. The condition is most common in women who have had multiple pregnancies and vaginal child births who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The implanted mesh or sling is intended to work as a hammock which will support the prolapsed organs and to address the symptoms associated with POP and SUI.
Transvaginal and Pelvic Mesh Complications and Failures
Adverse events from pelvic mesh implanted transvaginally may include:
- Vaginal bleeding.
- Urinary problems.
- Vaginal chronic drainage discharge and infections.
- Vaginal pain.
- Vaginal scarring and shortening.
- Painful sexual intercourse.
- Feeling a lump in the vaginal opening or something protruding from the vagina.
- Erosion of the mesh through the vaginal tissue.
- Exposure or extrusion of mesh which can require multiple surgeries.
- Perforation of the bladder.
Pelvic mesh law suits have been filed on behalf of women against several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) and sling devices for POP and SUI repair.
American Health Authorities continue to investigate the safety risk, complications and failures of surgical mesh implanted transvaginally to treat POP and SUI. It is expected that litigation surrounding transvaginal mesh products complications and the painful side effects will continue to grow. Lawyers at Moloney & Company Solicitors who specialise in defective medical device product claims are offering free consultations to victims of vaginal surgical mesh implant failures. To learn how you may be able to recover damages for your pelvic mesh injuries, emotional distress and pain and suffering we urge you to contact our offices today at 045-898000 or simply log onto our website www.moloneysolicitors.ie for further information concerning your rights to compensation.
5th June 2012