Defective Vaginal Mesh Injuries

Defective Vaginal Mesh Lawyers

In July, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that vaginal mesh complications are not rare. In fact, it received over 1,000 adverse event reports associated with the device from 2005 – 2007 and 2,874 from 2008 – 2010. It also said that use of the medical device in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery is no more effective that traditional POP surgery without the mesh. If you have been injured by defective vaginal mesh, you may be entitled to compensation. Our defective vaginal mesh attorneys can help.

Common Vaginal Mesh Complications

The most common complication reported to the FDA was erosion of the mesh through vagina. Shrinkage of the vaginal mesh (mesh contraction) is a complication that the FDA was not aware of before its 2008 report on Vaginal mesh complications. Mesh contraction can cause vaginal shortening, tightening, and pain. Mesh erosion or contraction can cause:

  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Inability to engage in sexual intercourse
  • Severe pelvic pain

Other problems most frequently reported in connection to vaginal mesh from 2008 – 2010 included:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Organ perforation
  • Urinary problems

In addition to the complications listed above, the FDA received reports of vaginal mesh causing:

  • Neuromuscular problems
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Vaginal shrinkage
  • Recurrence or POP
  • Emotional problems
  • Irritation and pain in men during intercourse due to contact with exposed mesh

Vaginal Mesh Injuries Can be Permanent

Vaginal mesh complications can require additional surgery, sometimes multiple surgeries. These surgeries do not always successfully correct the problems caused by the defective mesh. Defective vaginal mesh complications can be permanently debilitating and have a significant effect on quality of life.

According to the FDA, vaginal mesh complications are not limited to specific brands of surgical mesh. If you have had surgery to correct POP or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), using transvaginal mesh, and have experienced complications or injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured by defective vaginal mesh, please call our Florida defective vaginal mesh attorneys at 1-877-567-7732 or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with defective vaginal mesh lawyer is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.