Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) refers to the displacement of the bladder, uterus, vagina, urethra, bowels or rectum due to the weakening of pelvic floor tissues. The typical procedure used to treat pelvic organ prolapse is to implant a transvaginal surgical mesh. It is important to understand however that in 2008 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning linking various transvaginal mesh products to an increased rate of severe life-threatening side effects.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a transvaginal surgical mesh product after undergoing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
What is Transvaginal Surgical Mesh?
In the event that a woman’s vaginal walls become damaged, transvaginal surgical meshes can be surgically implanted to provide strength and support. This procedure is common in the treatment of complications like stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or any injury that damages the dexterity of the vaginal walls.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse is characterized by a weakening of the pelvic floor tissues, leading to displacement of the bladder, uterus, vagina, urethra, bowels or rectum.
Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is usually caused by damage to the tissues that support the pelvic organs. When these tissues become damaged, organs become disoriented and have a tendency to move out of their normal positions. This movement causes the organs to both press against and move the inside walls of the vagina. Having a baby greatly increases the chance of contracting pelvic organ prolapse in the future because of the stress it puts in the pelvic area.
Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Complications
The implantation of a transvaginal surgical mesh can have significant adverse effects on the health of women. These effects are serious enough to considerably diminish her quality of life. The following is a list of potential side effects brought forth by transvaginal surgical mesh patches:
- Internal bleeding
- Vaginal scarring
- Vaginal wall narrowing
- Urinary problems
- Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissues Pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Recurrence of prolapse, incontinence, or both
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Solutions
The complications that arise after receiving a transvaginal surgical mesh patch often require invasive and costly procedures. These procedures include:
- Surgical removal of the defective patch
- IV therapy
- Blood transfusion
- Drainage of hematomas or abscesses
Do I have a Pelvic Organ Prolapse Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in pelvic organ prolapse and transvaginal surgical mesh lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by a transvaginal surgical mesh product after undergoing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.