How do you cope with the idea that your body will never function correctly? Many women are struggling to answer the same question after having a Transvaginal Mesh surgical procedure. They were told by their doctors that this solution would treat preexisting medical problems. For thousands, though, it made matters worse.
How is Transvaginal Mesh Used?
Transvaginal Mesh is used in what’s commonly referred to as a sling procedure to treat both Pelvic Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The surgical mesh was designed to reinforce the vaginal wall and support the layers of surrounding organs. Complications, however, have done more harm than good.
The Food and Drug Administration received 1,000 manufacturer reports in 2008 about the dangers of vaginal mesh. Women have experienced extremely adverse symptoms:
- Mesh erosion
- Difficulty with sexual intercourse
- Organ damage
- Urinary problems
The accounts of mesh complaints have risen, and manufacturers are being cited as the responsible parties for injuring thousands of women.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
As a woman’s body matures, the muscular tone in the pelvic floor weakens. The surrounding organs (bladder, urethra, bowel and even uterus) will consequently shift downward and into the vagina. This creates an unbearable amount of pain as pressure forces organs into the vaginal canal. There are several factors that contribute to POP:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Menopause and hormonal changes
- Surgical complications
- Lifestyle habits
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Also referred to as Stress Incontinence (SI), this condition is the unexpected leakage of urine as pressure is exerted onto the bladder. A bladder with a weakened muscle structure is easily displaced and creates problems for the urinary system. This can occur in a variety of normal activities – everything from sneezing to jumping. SUI affects approximately 1 in 3 women and is common amongst women under 55.
What Can You Do?
If you have received surgical mesh and are experiencing difficulties, it’s time to take action. Transvaginal mesh is marketed by several companies, including but not limited to:
- Johnson & Johnson
- American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific
- C.R. Bard, Inc.
The attorneys at Parker McDonald Law will hold these companies accountable for their negligent actions in supplying a faulty product to the marketplace. With more than 3,000 FDA reported incidents, you could be at risk. We have extensive experience in tackling medical device negligence and will continue to defend victims of pharmaceutical companies. Don’t live with the pain any longer – enlist our legal team by contacting us immediately.
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