Nationwide Vaginal Mesh Implant Litigation
If you had transvaginal mesh implanted during pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair, you may be experiencing pain, bleeding or other complications. Depending on the specifics of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the mesh manufacturer.
The Brandi Law Firm team has decades of experience with medical product liability litigation. We represent injured women in transvaginal mesh and POP surgery complications from a variety of manufacturers.
What Is Vaginal Mesh?
Vaginal mesh is a synthetic, knitted, woven mesh usually made from polypropylene that is placed in a woman’s vagina to reinforce the internal structures that support the pelvic organs. When the muscles become so weak or stretched that the organs drop from their normal position into or out of the vagina (prolapse), surgical repair may be necessary.
Mesh is used in an effort to strengthen the support and to encourage the growth of the woman’s own tissue in the vagina to reinforce and strengthen the weakened tissue and to provide organ support. Vaginal mesh is typically used in a case where an organ such as the bladder, uterus, small intestine, the roof of the vagina, or the urethra bulges into or out of the vagina. This occurs due to weakness or stretching in the muscles that support the pelvic floor such as after childbirth.
Why Is Vaginal Mesh Dangerous?
A 2011 study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada stated “Until adequate effectiveness and safety evidence is available, the use of the new TVM devices for prolapse repair should be considered experimental and restricted to use in investigative trials.” Vaginal mesh products are primarily made by Johnson & Johnson, Bard, Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems under a variety of brand names. The FDA has also called the mesh into question after numerous studies.
What Can I Do If I Have Vaginal Mesh?
Continue with your annual and routine checkups with your doctor if you are having no problems.
Contact your doctor with any questions you may have regarding vaginal mesh.
Tell your doctor at once if you develop symptoms such as persistent vaginal bleeding or discharge, pelvic or groin pain, pain with sex or any other unusual pain.
Let every doctor know that you have surgical mesh so he or she can take necessary precautions.