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What are the possible side effects of transvaginal mesh?

Transvaginal Mesh is a device that is inserted through the vagina to provide support to weakened or damaged tissue. Transvaginal Mesh is often used by patients who suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapses (POP). POP is a result of pelvic ligaments and muscles that hold up the pelvic organs weakening and causing them to fall out of place.

Under these circumstances, Transvaginal Mesh is often used to strengthen the ligaments and muscles to support the organs and keep them in place. Transvaginal Mesh is also used by patients who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). SUI causes women to unintentionally urinate.

This often happens during movements when patients are doing heavy lifting, or doing something that causes pressure or stress on their bladder. In this case, the Mesh is inserted through the vagina and “used to support the urethra or bladder neck. This is known as a mid urethral sling or mesh sling procedure (Mayo Clinic, 2016).”  

Common Injuries and Next Steps

Some of the more common adverse side effects associated with Transvaginal Mesh include severe pelvic, genital and groin pain, recurrence of perforation or incontinence, nerve damage, fistulas, vaginal scarring, degrading of the mesh, infection including (UTI’s), and neuro-muscular problems.

These injuries and side-effects are often very painful and uncomfortable, and in extreme cases can require a significant number of surgical procedures or other forms of medical treatment in order to correct the problems caused by transvaginal mesh. It is not uncommon for these procedures to cost tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Innocent victims who have been harmed by these defective medcial products should not be held responsible for the massive costs of correcting the injuries and medical conditions that often result from transvaginal mesh. Davis Law Group has helped victims of such negligence get the fair compensation and justice that they deserve under the law since being founded in 1994. For a free case analysis, call our office at (206) 727-4000 or use the contact form on this page to get started.

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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.