Defective Vaginal Mesh Questions

Defective Vaginal Mesh Attorneys

What is vaginal mesh and what is it used for?

Vaginal mesh is surgical mesh which is placed through an incision in the vaginal wall (transvaginally), during surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

In POP organs, most often the bladder, drop from their normal position because the muscles which normally support them have become weak or stretched. Vaginal mesh is used to support these organs. It is sometimes called a bladder sling.

What are the dangers of vaginal mesh?

Complications associated with vaginal mesh include:

  • Erosion of the mesh into the vagina
  • Shrinkage of the mesh (mesh contraction)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Infection
  • Severe pain during sexual intercourse
  • Inability to engage in sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding
  • Persistent vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Vaginal shrinkage
  • Organ perforation
  • Urinary problems
  • Recurrence of POP

Can the problems caused by defective vaginal be corrected?

Not always. Medical care required due to defective vaginal mesh complications can include surgery, but even after multiple surgeries the complications may not be corrected. Defective vaginal mesh can cause permanent injuries and significantly reduce your quality of life.

Can POP surgery be performed without the use of vaginal mesh?

Yes it can, and according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is no evidence that using vaginal mesh is better than traditional POP surgery.

If my defective vaginal mesh injuries are permanent, why should I bother talking to an attorney?

You may be entitled to compensation which can pay for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Compensation for your injuries can give you access to advanced medical treatments, and the best chance of making a full recovery now or in the future.

It may also help prevent these injuries from happening to other women. The companies that make medical devices base their decisions on profits, not the safety of patients. When enough injured patients pursue compensation, the defective medical device is no longer profitable.

If you or a loved one has been injured by defective vaginal mesh, please call our 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.