Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgeries
Two years ago, nearly 300,000 women underwent surgery to receive transvaginal mesh implants. Today, 10% of those women are experiencing medical complications. Although mesh implants were designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), many women experience painful side effects that far outweigh the benefits of the operation. For instance, mesh implants have been known to cause erosion. If the device becomes exposed, women may suffer severe pain. Sometimes the mesh shrinks and contracts, causing pain during sexual intercourse or the inability to have sexual intercourse. Defective mesh implants have been known to cause bleeding, vaginal scaring, urinary tract infections and repeated need for surgery.
Did you have to undergo corrective surgery?
Because transvaginal mesh implants have a high rate of failure, thousands of women are looking to revisionary surgeries to correct problems caused by the implant. Unfortunately, these surgeries may not always work. Sometimes, surgery is not possible or multiple surgeries are required. Doctors have the ability to make different types of revisions, depending on the type of complication that has occurred. Women eligible for surgery may suffer from mesh erosion, mesh extrusion, fistula, obstruction of the urethra, bowel or bladder injuries, damaged blood vessels or nerve injuries. Although the mesh may be repositioned or moved several days after it is implanted, many patients choose to have the sling replaced.
Many women who need revision surgery suffer from extreme pain for months before they are able to receive revision surgery. Removing a defective mesh implant and replacing it with a new one is a complicated and intensive surgical procedure. On top of this, doctors must usually perform multiple operations before the mesh can be completely replaced. In other scenarios, patients may not be able to replace the mesh, but doctors may have difficulty removing the faulty one. Even skilled surgeons may have difficulty removing pieces of the mesh implant that have become fused to nearby tissue and organs.
According to one doctor from the American congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, mesh implants are supposed to be permanent; removing them may take many painful operations. Additionally, removal is expensive and time consuming. Even successful removal may not reverse problems caused by the failing medical product. After revision or removal, the original POP condition remains unaddressed. Many medical professionals are fixing POP using older procedures - procedures that are not as damaging or uncomfortable as transvaginal mesh implants.
Transvaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuits
Because of the complications surrounding mesh implants, many women are pursuing financial compensation for their pain & suffering, medical expenses and other costs. If you've suffered because of a defective transvaginal mesh implant, an attorney from Zinda Law Group can help. At the firm, we are whole-heartedly committed to giving our clients the best legal representation we can offer. We believe the defective product manufacturers should be held responsible for the products that the make available to consumers.
If you've suffered because of an implant but aren't sure if you want to take your case to court, fill out our free online case evaluation form.When you contact an attorney from Zinda Law Group directly, we can help you understand your legal circumstances and rights. Our lawyers practice under a contingency fee policy. What does this mean? If you don't get paid, you don't have to pay us. Our lawyers are skilled in product injury medical malpractice and other injury-related practice areas. To see what an Austin Personal Injury attorney from Zinda Law Group can do for you, contact us today. With a top-notch personal injury attorney fighting for you, you can have peace of mind that your case is in good hands.