Complications of Transvaginal Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence
After childbirth or menopause, women often experience issues with their uterus or bladder. Gravity may take its toll and cause these organs to drop down into the vagina, a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) which can cause bladder leakage, painful sexual intercourse and other embarrassing or painful symptoms. Pelvic organ prolapse can also cause bloating, backache, constipation and vaginal bleeding. To remedy this situation, women have frequently turned to transvaginal mesh.
In the past, doctors would use the patient’s own tissue to create support for the organs. Now, doctors mostly use synthetic transvaginal mesh to remedy pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. While doctors believe transvaginal mesh is a much better solution to remedy stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, the FDA has received numerous reports of adverse events caused by transvaginal mesh, including organ perforation and mesh erosion. In some cases, multiple surgeries are required to remove the mesh and treat complications.
Research suggests that the more procedures a surgeon performs, the less risk of developing complications. Women who have their mesh implant done by a surgeon with little experience performing the implant have a 37% increase of developing complications. This finding supports the age-old adage “Practice makes perfect.”
Just like in any other medical field, experience matters. Therefore, if you are considering having a transvaginal mesh implant procedure, ask your doctor how many transvaginal mesh procedures he or she has performed; this can be a good indication of what to expect after the implant.
Thousands of affected women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these transvaginal mesh products. Nadrich & Cohen, LLP and its partner transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys have successfully represented thousands of women for injuries caused by defective transvaginal mesh products. We continue to intake and investigate certain transvaginal mesh product claims. If you required a transvaginal mesh revision surgery, immediately contact our office at 1-800-718-4658. Time is running out to make a claim.
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