Transviginal mesh was designed and marketed as a solution to Pelvic Organ Collapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The process involves the surgical implantation of the mesh to create a bladder or pelvic sling, or to reinforce the vagina’s wall. Although the process initially seemed to be a viable and desirable solution for women who suffered from those conditions, it has been discovered that it is not a very effective solution in the long run, and it has also been connected to several serious and very painful side effects, including life-threatening infections.
If you received a surgical implantation of the transviginal mesh at some point in the past and now find yourself suffering from side effects, you are likely to be eligible to get compensation. Our attorneys at our personal injury law firm work with people in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee to file transvaginal mesh lawsuits and obtain the financial compensation they deserve.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been sounding warnings about transvaginal mesh since 2008. At that time, the reports released by FDA stated that though there were serious side effects associated with the mesh, they were rare and unlikely to be encountered by most users.
Recently though, the FDA came to the conclusion that contrary to what was first thought, the side effects of transvaginal mesh are not rare. They also found that the mesh itself likely exposes patients to more risk than other, more traditional options for treating pelvic organ collapse and stress urinary incontinence. A further cause for concern is the report of the FDA that patients would likely need to undergo multiple surgeries to remove the mesh and that even then, removing the mesh completely might prove impossible.
Complications like infection, pain and the inability to have sex have been known for years to be part of the side effects of transvaginal mesh, yet, doctors and drug manufacturers have not stopped pushing the process to patients.
Our experienced team of lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one have suffered side effects after receiving transvaginal mesh.