Transvaginal Mesh & Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Information regarding Transvaginal Mesh and reasons it is used.

Transvaginal surgical mesh implants or bladder slings, which have been implanted in millions of women in urogynecologic procedures to repair pelvic organ proplase (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), have been linked to a high rate of serious mesh complications. Women throughout the country have been affected by serious injuries, including erosion and extrusion of mesh, perforation of organs, vaginal bleeding, chronic infection, and pain.

Surgical pelvic mesh products are implanted to provide support for a woman’s organs in the pelvis, which drop, fall, bulge or protrude (prolapse) into the vaginal wall due to weakened or stretched muscles that occur from childbirth, pregnancy and other causes. In extreme cases, the vagina can even fall to the point where the vagina is outside of the body. Mesh can be placed to repair prolapse of the following pelvic organs: bladder (cystocele), top of the vagina (apical prolapse), uterus (procidentia), rectum (rectocele), bowel (enterocele) and urethra.

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may occur as a result of weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra. The condition is most common in women who have had multiple pregnancies and vaginal childbirths, and who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The implanted mesh or sling is intended to work as a hammock which will support the prolapsed organs and to address the symptoms associated with POP and SUI.

Transvaginal Mesh Product Failure Information

On July 13, 2011, the FDA said in a safety update that it had received 2,874 new reports of complications associated with transvaginal surgical mesh procedures from January 2008 through December 2010. Of these, 1,503 reports were associated with POP repairs and 1,371 associated with SUI repairs. Studies reviewed by the agency indicated that about 10 percent of women who have the mesh placed transvaginally experience mesh erosion within 12 months of surgery and that more than half of them require additional surgeries to remove the mesh. In some cases, even multiple surgeries will not resolve the complications. You can read the safety alert here.

Pelvic mesh lawsuits have been filed on behalf of women around the country against several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) and sling devices for POP and SUI repair including:

  • American Medical Systems: Sold under the names Elevate, Perigee and Apogee
  • Boston Scientific: Sold under the names Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System, Pinnacle Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System, Polyform Synthetic Mesh, Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, Prefyx PPS System, Uphold Vaginal Support System
  • C.R. Bard, Inc.: Sold under the names Avaulta, Pelvisoft BioMesh, Pelivicol Acellular Collagen Matrix, Pelvitext, and Pelvilace
  • Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon: Sold under the names Gynecare, Gynemesh, Gynecare Prolift, Gynecare Prolift+M, Gynecare Prosima and Gynecare TVT

Transvaginal and Pelvic Mesh Complications and Failures

The most common problem associated with vaginal mesh implants is unfortunately the most dangerous. Transvaginal mesh erosion, occurs when the rough edges of the synthetic mesh cut through the vaginal tissue and nearby organs. Other complications and symptoms from pelvic mesh may include:

  • Exposure or extrusion of mesh, which can require multiple surgeries
  • Feeling a lump in the vaginal opening or something protruding from vagina
  • Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia).
  • Perforation or puncture of the bladder, intestines and bowels, as well as blood vessels around the vaginal wall
  • Recurrent Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal chronic drainage, discharge and infections
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vaginal scarring and shortening
  • Fistula
  • Obstruction of the urethra
  • Injuries to bowel or bladder (perforation)
  • Injuries to blood vessels (with massive hemorrhage)
  • Injuries to nerves

Complications caused by failing pelvic mesh can be very serious. In many cases, women require surgical excision to remove the mesh or sling and may even require two or three additional surgeries. Despite removal of the mesh, complications may not be reversed, and women continue to suffer with vaginal pain and an impaired quality of life.

If you or a loved one has Transvaginal Mesh and believe it caused harm, contact Wetherall Group, Ltd. today.

Legal Rights of the Injured Patient

Victims of vaginal mesh implant and sling failures who file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit may be able to collect damages for:

  • Additional surgery and multiple surgical revisions
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of ability to have sexual relations
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Out-of-pocket medical, surgical and hospital expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Spousal loss of consortium

Information about Transvaginal Mesh class actions and individual lawsuits.

The attorneys at Wetherall Group, Ltd. are reviewing potential Transvaginal Mesh class action lawsuits and individual injury lawsuits for people throughout the United States. We believe, at this time, it may be more beneficial to file individual lawsuits since every person will have different injuries. To have a case evaluated by one of our Transvaginal Mesh lawyers, request a free consultations and case evaluation.

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Our intakes are always confidential. By submitting information to our firm you are not obligated to hire our attorneys to represent you in a potential lawsuit. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. In simple terms, this means that you will make no payment for our legal services until after we have succeeded in getting legal compensation for you.

If you or a loved one has Transvaginal Mesh and believe it caused harm, contact Wetherall Group, Ltd. today.

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