You wouldn’t elect to have a procedure done unless you believed it would improve a bad situation. When this doesn’t happen, however, and you experience pain and further complications, the results aren’t only painful and medically dangerous, they are traumatic.
Surgical mesh is used to repair a few different unpleasant conditions experienced by some women, including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Neither one of these conditions is something any woman wants to deal with. And those women who have opted for a transvaginal mesh implant have done so thinking it would make their life better, easier. For many, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you are experiencing pain and other unpleasant side effects following the implantation of trans-vaginal mesh, you could need further surgeries to correct it, and you may never be the same again.
The mesh is implanted into the walls of the vagina to help hold the organs within the pelvis from dropping. But the mesh can contract or shrink within the body, or it can undergo transvaginal mesh erosion, which occurs when the mesh actually cuts into the lining of the vagina and, possibly, nearby organs.
If you’ve had a vaginal mesh implant, any of the following symptoms should be cause for alarm:
- Debilitating pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary problems
- Recurrent prolapses.
Many women have found themselves bedridden following the surgery they thought would simplify their life. Many are in such pain, they can’t work or enjoy time with loved ones. Some have undergone numerous surgeries to try and undo the damage caused by surgical mesh.
Though the FDA has not banned the use of transvaginal mesh, they have admitted that complications are not unusual and that as many as 4,000 complaints have come to them regarding injury and death from the implants between 2005 and 2010.
Obviously, the first person you should discuss your complications with is your doctor. They should be able to tell you how they may be able to correct the problem, even removing the mesh if needed.
In addition to physicians, hundreds, if not thousands, of women have also contacted attorneys.
The New York and New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon P.C., are available to take your call and provide a free consultation on your transvaginal mesh case. If you’ve experienced complications after a surgical vaginal mesh implant, contact us today at 1-800-LAW-2000.