8 June 2015

What are the Complications of Transvaginal Mesh Implants?

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Transvaginal mesh implants are small patch-like devices that are inserted in the pelvic cavity to hold back and retain prolapsed organs and organs that have shifted out of the proper anatomical position, including the urethra, rectum, uterus, small intestine and bladder.

Transvaginal mesh implants — also called pelvic mesh, bladder sling and pelvic sling, amongst other terms — are used to treat several different conditions, including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

What are the Most Common Transvaginal Mesh Complications?

This implant device has been linked with many different complications, including:

  • Chronic infections;
  • Severe and chronic pain;
  • Internal bleeding;
  • Organ damage;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Pain during intercourse;
  • Bladder erosion;
  • Incontinence;
  • Multiple surgeries;
  • Bowel and other organ perforations;
  • …and more.

Notably, transvaginal mesh implants are now classified as a “high risk” device according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of mid-2015, there were over 40 transvaginal mesh implants that had been the subject of a FDA recall, while dozens more have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturers.

Complications and Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits allege that seven transvaginal mesh manufacturers failed to properly inform the physicians and patients about the potential dangers and complications. What’s more, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the devices were never properly tested on live human subjects.

If you’ve had a transvaginal mesh device implanted and suffered complications, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. But remember, the law does limit the amount of time you have to take action.

The Meldofsky Law Firm is now taking on new clients who have suffered losses stemming from complications linked to transvaginal mesh implants or a similar device. Contact the Meldofsky Law Firm to discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation today. Call 877-274-8672.

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