What is vaginal mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a product composed of plastic (polypropylene), which is implanted into a woman to act as a retaining wall or hammock, holding the pelvic organs in place and to help treat urinary problems. This procedure was considered a cost-effective and less dangerous alternative to reconstructive surgery.
The use of transvaginal mesh promised relief for female conditions such as stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse, rectal prolapse, vaginal vault prolapse and small bowel prolapse.
The sling is created of a similar material to the mesh, but is designed to prevent the urethra from opening during coughing, sneezing or laughing. These are typically used to manage stress urinary incontinence.
What are the dangers of a vaginal mesh procedure?
Transvaginal mesh was approved for market through an FDA process called the 510(k) process. Since the design for this device was substantially similar to abdominal hernia meshes already in use, it was not required to undergo full testing and the typical approval process. However, the materials and design of the abdominal hernia mesh were created for the stronger and more inflexible abdominal muscular structure, not the more elastic tissue and musculature of the female pelvic region.
The mesh can cause serious complications, some of which may require many more surgeries to correct and provide relief from the pain.
What are the common complications from vaginal mesh?
- Erosion of the mesh into vital organs such as the vagina, bladder, bowels and uterus
- Organ perforation
- Painful intercourse or dyspareunia
- Shrinkage and migration of the mesh
- Urinary incontinence
- Fistula formation
- Neuropathic pain
- Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse
- Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence
- Development of stress urinary incontinence
Because of the severe pain caused by complications, many women have experienced an impact on their marriage and marital relationship; this can result in a claim filed on behalf of your husband.
Who suffers from vaginal mesh complications?
Vaginal mesh has been found to cause pain and severe damage to women who have had the material implanted as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
If I've been injured by vaginal mesh, what can I do?
At Lee Murphy Law Firm, our Houston attorneys understand the overwhelming ordeal that you have faced and continue to endure. You have been hurt by companies that should have taken the appropriate steps to protect you and your health. We are committed to helping you get justice and compensation for the pain you have endured.
You are not alone. These products have harmed thousands of women. Daily, we work with women across the country who have had mesh implanted abdominally, laparoscopically and vaginally, and who are experiencing the same pain you have had to endure.
You will be provided the opportunity to speak with a female attorney, and all of your information and accounts will be treated with the utmost confidence.
Speak with a vaginal mesh lawyer today at 713-396-3529 or toll free at 800-392-1763.
Our lawyers represent women throughout the United States, including Texas, New York and California.