Q What Common Injuries Are Caused by Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a device implanted in women to help stop pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It has also been linked to a lot of very serious injuries.
Some of the most common injuries reported include:
Bleeding: Bleeding or hemorrhaging is one of the most common issues for women who've had transvaginal mesh implanted. Often it's a symptom of a much bigger problem caused by the mesh. For some women it can lead to severe complications from blood loss, including anemia and transfusion operations.
Mesh contraction: When mesh contraction occurs, it tightens the vaginal region and causes severe pain, especially during sex. Contraction tends to occur most often after the device is used for a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery.
Mesh erosion: This is an extremely common result of transvaginal mesh, where the mesh itself erodes into the body, injuring the bladder, bowels or rectum. Such damage can lead to pain, infection and bleeding.
Bowel perforation: When the mesh punctures the bowel, it can make the patient feel very sick and require a speedy surgery to help repair the damage.
Bladder perforation: When the mesh punctures the bladder, it can lead to pain, bloating and bleeding problems. These are actually symptoms of a much bigger issue: depending on the severity of the injury, bladder perforation can be fatal. Immediate medical attention is often required.
Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence: While transvaginal mesh is meant to treat both of these conditions, it can actually lead to a recurrence of them, resulting in bladder or bowel issues that greatly affect a person's way of life.
As you can see, transvaginal mesh is a very dangerous medical device for many women. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by transvaginal mesh, we can help. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.