Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that has often been used in women who are experiencing problems with pelvic prolapse or incontinence. The device is implanted as a type of sling intended to help improve symptoms associated with urinary incontinence or prolapse of the pelvic organs. The specific problem of lack of control of the urinary muscles occurs for many women involuntarily when they cough, laugh or sneeze. Additionally, the device has often been used to remedy the issue of protruding vagina which can also result after childbirth.
The physical complaints of organ prolapse or protruding vagina are often associated with the results of pregnancy and childbirth. These issues can create some complicated medical problems that interfere with the overall quality of life for many women. Sometimes the problems stem from socially humiliating situations to physical complications of having the pelvic organs in the wrong place. In either case, it makes sense that women have readily submitted themselves to use of transvaginal mesh as a trusted resolution of these problems. Unfortunately, there have been many lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh because of serious, unforeseen complications.
Complications include, but are not limited to: painful sex, bladder and bowel puncturing, scarring of the vagina, and continual drainage. These complications can become so troublesome that additional surgeries have been recommended in an attempt to alleviate the problem. Sadly, in many instances the problem is not corrected by surgery. Women who are negatively affected have every right to hold the manufacturers of the transvaginal mesh accountable.
Negligence on the part of a manufacturing company who designed the medical device should not be tolerated. Taking action by filing a lawsuit will help ensure that fewer women suffer from the consequences of poorly designed implants. Too often these devices end up creating more harm than good. The implants need to be recalled from the marketplace. The only way to make that happen is to stand up for your legal rights.