Serious Injures From Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Failure

Reports show that many women who underwent transvaginal mesh surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) suffered serious side effects.

If you or a loved one underwent a transvaginal mesh surgery to treat either of these conditions and suffered painful complications, you shoudl talk to a lawyer to make sure you're fairly compensated for your injuries.

To learn more about your legal rights and options, call Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., at 937-353-4305. You can also contact us online. There is no fee unless you recover, and we are available anytime you need us.

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Most transvaginal procedures are designed to correct problems that occur when the support system of the vagina weakens. As a result of the weakness, support system can no longer hold the organs in place, causing the the organs can prolapse into the vagina. They may even prolapse past the vaginal opening.

Unfortunately, the transvaginal mesh products used in these procedures have problems of their own. In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about adverse effects from transvaginal mesh products, but the procedures are still being done.

More than 750,000 women had transvaginal mesh procedures in 2010. From Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2010, the FDA accepted 2,874 reports of complications with surgical mesh devices for repairing POP and SUI. In early 2012, more than 30 manufacturers of these devices were ordered to conduct post-market studies because of the increase in injuries and deaths from them.

Examples of injuries caused by transvaginal mesh

The FDA warns of a variety of complications from transvaginal surgical mesh procedures. At Elk & Elk, we have helped victims who have injuries such as:

  • Bladder perforation
  • Corrective surgery
  • Erosion of the mesh into the bladder, intestines, uterus and/or vagina
  • Incontinence/urinary complications
  • Infection
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic hemorrhage or pain
  • Recurrence of POP
  • Shrinkage of the patch

Pay attention to any symptoms that may require medical attention if you have already received a transvaginal surgical mesh implant. If you or a loved one has been harmed by complications from a transvaginal mesh device, the first step is to contact an experienced attorney. The Dayton lawyers at Elk & Elk have over 50 years of experiencing helping of serious injuries from defective medical devices.

Were you or a loved one injured? Call for a free consultation.

If you have a lowered quality of life because of a surgical mesh failure, discuss your situation with our Dayton attorneys today. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).