If you have suffered an injury after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, the Kelly Law Team can help. Hundreds of thousands of women have been injured after being treated for certain pelvic floor disorders by receiving these mesh implants. There are a wide variety of problems associated with vaginal mesh implants, and the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health notification about the serious complications associated with the procedure. If you have suffered a complication or injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
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What is a mesh implant?
Surgical mesh is a medical device that has a variety of applications. It can be made from synthetic materials or from animal tissue. In the case of certain pelvic disorders, the surgery involves implanting the mesh through the vagina (transvaginal) or through the abdomen (transabdominal). It is designed to treat pelvic problems:
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the muscles and the ligaments that support the pelvic bones become weak. As a result, a woman’s pelvic organs can fall or slip out of place (prolapse). The mesh is used in an attempt to provide reinforcement for the weakened vaginal wall.
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI). SUI is unintentional urination during physical activity or movement, such as coughing, sneezing, and lifting, among others. These are all activities that put stress on the bladder. Mesh is sometimes used to provide support to the urethra or to the neck of the urinary bladder, in an effort to treat the incontinence.
Unfortunately, for many women who have transvaginal mesh surgery, they have suffered one or more serious complications. Factors contributing to these problems include (a) inadequately trained doctors, (b) the surgical technique used, (c) the size and shape of the mesh, (d) the mesh material, and others.
Transvaginal mesh injuries
There is a wide range of complications that have been suffered by women as a result of having transvaginal mesh surgery. According to the FDA, complications are not rare, and the most common are:
- Vaginal mesh erosion.
- Urinary problems.
- Prolapse recurrence.
- Vaginal scarring.
- Significant decrease in the woman’s quality of life.
But those are not all the complications that have been seen after this surgery. Some others are:
- Bladder and bowel perforation and other injuries.
- Pain during intercourse.
- Inflammation and irritation.
- Difficulty urinating.
- Urinary tract obstruction.
If you have experienced any of these conditions after having transvaginal mesh surgery, it pays to talk to an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney to find out whether you might be entitled to an award of damages.
Damages for transvaginal mesh injuries
If you have undergone transvaginal mesh surgery, you may well have experienced one or more of the complications listed above, or some other complication or adverse reaction. If so, you need to move forward now and choose the right lawyer for your case. The statute of limitations is ticking away on your claim for damages, so don’t wait until it’s too late.
The Kelly Law Team is a personal injury law firm. John Kelly understands that complications from this surgery can cause pain, discomfort, and additional medical problems, and can have a major negative impact on your overall quality of life. In addition, in some cases, the underlying medical problem you thought would be taken care of through the procedure (POP or SUI) has neither been fixed nor even diminished.
Transvaginal mesh litigation can be complicated. With all the possible causes of your injuries, it can involve claims against doctors and other medical personnel, hospitals, mesh manufacturers, and other. And your claim can include current and future medical bills, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering, and more. It’s important to choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best result possible in your case. At the Kelly Law Team, we’ll fight for your rights. Call us today for a free consultation.