Plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits in California have reported a number of serious injuries that echo the types of complications occurred during the operations, including:
- Mesh erosion through vaginal tissue,
- Vaginal mesh erosion,
- Pain, infection, bleeding, and pain during intercourse,
- Urinary problems,
- Organ perforation,
- Organ Perforation,
- Emotional distress,
- Decreased quality of life,
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10% of all patients who underwent prolapse repair with transvaginal mesh would need corrective procedures. Unfortunately, it will happen within a year due to complications. Many of these women will never get back to their original quality of life. Since 2008, it has been issued two public safety alerts regarding the frequency of vaginal mesh complications in women who underwent transvaginal surgeries for prolapse and incontinence.
Moreover, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns, “the most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. In addition, there were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. Thus, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain.”
What is Transvaginal Mesh Failure Law?
Many women who suffer pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) undergo a surgical procedure in which a transvaginal mesh (TVM) is inserted to help hold the woman’s internal organs in place. The transvaginal mesh is used to keep the organs—namely the urethra and rectum—from falling out of place and “sagging” inside the body cavity.
As a result, women who had a transvaginal mesh inserted suffered higher rates of serious complications. For example, bladder perforation and pelvic hemorrhage and an increased number of adverse events after the surgery, such as urinary incontinence and pain during intercourse.
How to Protect Your Rights If You Faced This Problem?
If you or a woman in your life suffered painful and destabilizing vaginal mesh complications, there is an available help. You will need to contact professional lawyers understand your dilemma and we will suit your needs. If you feel that you need a help, contact us for a free initial consultation.