TRANSVAGINAL MESH IMPLANTS

Have you or someone you know been injured or suffered complications from a transvaginal mesh used in surgery?  Have you or a loved one experienced infection, pain, urinary problems, bladder perforation or other problems?

If so, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group may be able to help.  We are currently investigating this situation and legal action may be available to compensate you for the harm done as a result of the use of a transvaginal mesh during surgery.

What Is A Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal meshes (sometimes called vaginal meshes) are medical devices used to repair weakened or damaged tissue and are implanted to reinforce a weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP), or to support the urethra as a treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

POP occurs when the tissues that hold pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum weaken or stretch, allowing the organs to bulge into the vagina and sometimes past the vaginal opening.  SUI occurs when urine leaks when someone is laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising, or engaging in other physical activities.  There are several companies that make mesh products, including American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., and Johnson & Johnson.

What Kind Of Potential Complications Are Associated With Transvaginal Meshes?

Beginning in 2008, the FDA first issued a Public Health Notification about serious complications that were associated with using a transvaginal mesh to treat POP and SUI.  In July 2011, the FDA issued a Safety Communication updating the warning and stating that serious complications were NOT RARE.

Among the most common complications found for POP repair included:

  • Mesh erosion through the vagina, which can require multiple surgeries to repair, can be debilitating, and for some cannot be resolved even with multiple surgies.
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Inability to engage in sexual intercourse
  • Organ perforation
  • Urinary problems
  • Scarring
  • Mesh contraction, which has been associated in reports with vaginal shortening, vaginal tightening, and vaginal pain.

Have You Been Injured By A Transvaginal Mesh Implant?

Given the serious potential harm from transvaginal mesh implants, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group here to assist you in considering your legal options of you have had a transvaginal mesh implant and are suffering complications as a result.  If you or someone you know has suffered any of these problems, contact the Keith Williams Law Group for a free evaluation.