The use of transvaginal mesh for both the repair of prolapsed pelvic organs and incontinence has led to numerous transvaginal mesh lawsuits because of the high failure rate experienced clinically, and vaginal mesh-related infections. These issues have been recently traced by researchers, who currently believe that the lack of postoperative research done on these products has been neglected to the extent of unsafe and ineffective vaginal mesh devices being used in patients who then suffer the adverse effects of such devices.
A current postoperative study conducted by Namma Marcus-Brown and Peter von Theobald for Int. Urogynecol J. has provided an enlightening example of the many possible complications related to the use of transvaginal mesh devices in the treatment of patients. The article, titled, “Mesh Removal Following Transvaginal Mesh Placement: a Case series of 104 Operations,” gave detailed reports on the removal of transvaginal mesh devices and the postoperative treatment required to repair damages caused by mesh devices in over 100 patients. They report, “Results Eighty-three patients underwent 104 operations including 61 complete mesh removal, 14 partial excision, 15 section of sub-urethral sling, and five laparoscopies. Main indications were erosion, infection, granuloma, incomplete voiding, and pain. Fifty-eight removals occurred more than 2 years after the primary mesh placement. Mean operation time was 21 min, and there were two intraoperative and ten minor postoperative complications. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) recurred in 38% and cystocele in 19% of patients.” (emphasis added)
The research provides a clear example of the suffering caused by transvaginal mesh devices that have not yet been proven to be either safe or effective for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence.
Transvaginal mesh complications almost always require further medical treatment, impose undue financial hardship, and cause both physical and psychological pain. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the complications that require further treatment or repair, then you may be the victim of a dangerous product not yet safe for human use.
Our skilled lawyers can represent you to help you earn the compensation you deserve for suffering the complications caused by transvaginal mesh devices. Contact us to receive a free, no-obligation case consultation to determine if you are eligible for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.