Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a net-like implant usually made of plastic called polypropylene, and us in surgical procedures to treat certain conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence in women, and any other cervical, rectal or urethra surgery where organs are kept in place by a vaginal mesh. However, both the design of the product and the implantation technique has resulted in serious complications such as erosion and organ perforation.
If you have undergone a surgical procedure where a transvaginal mesh was used to hold internal organs in place, you may have a potential legal claim.
Transvaginal Mesh Dangers
The FDA has received reports of the transvaginal mesh eroding and contracting. Erosion of the vaginal mesh seems to be the most common complication and can create intense pain for the patient. Similarly, erosion of the vaginal mesh can cause nerve damage.
Complications that can arise from Transvaginal Mesh include:
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Mesh erosion, protrusion or exposure
- Urinary Problems
Manufacturers of Pelvic Mesh:
- American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific
- C.R. Bard (Avaulta)
- Johnson & Johnson
- Mentor Corporation
Injured by a Transvaginal Mesh?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a transvaginal mesh, the Alabama personal injury attorneys at Farris, Riley and Pitt can help. The Birmingham injury lawyers are evaluating cases concerning complications from a transvaginal mesh. Contact us at 205-324-1212 or toll free at 1-888-580-5176 for a free case evaluation.
Suffering from pain and discomfort from a transvaginal mesh implant can be debilitating and life altering. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Time is vital in these cases and it is important that you speak with an Alabama Injury Lawyer today.