Vaginal Mesh Erosion Injury Lawsuit
These problems tend to worsen with time, and many different medical manufacturing companies have developed products designed to manage these medical conditions and to alleviate the pain and discomfort that these women suffer on a daily basis.
If you or a loved has been injured by a Vaginal Mesh device, please contact the Vaginal Mesh attorneys at the Dr. Shezad Malik Firm at 214-390-3189 or fill out our contact us form.
Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide including California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.
Vaginal Mesh is used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Complications have arisen due to the use of Vaginal Meshes, such as painful intercourse, mesh erosion, infections, chronic pain, and additionally required surgeries.
If you have suffered due to the use of a Vaginal Mesh please contact our attorneys today to help you protect your legal rights.
FDA Mesh and Bladder Slings Warnings
On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification discussing Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence.
The safety communication notes that with the greater risk there is no evidence of greater clinical benefit such as improved quality of life.
The Transvaginal products (mesh, tape and sling devices) are manufactured by several companies including Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems and others, and are marketed as solutions for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Many patients have reported experiencing serious problems including pain (during urination/intercourse and/or localized); infection; migration; erosion and corrective surgeries.
Vaginal Bladder Sling Problems
Problems with vaginal mesh systems manufactured and marketed by a number of different medical device manufacturers have caused thousands of women throughout the United States to suffer severe injuries.
Not only do these products pose a risk of serious complications, there is no evidence that transvaginal insertion of a bladder sling has any benefit for women when its primary use in treating pelvic organ prolapse.
The vaginal mesh lawyers at Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm are investigating potential claims for women who have received any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling to repair pelvic organ prolapse, which could include:
- Bard Avaulta Support System
- AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
- AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
- AMS Perigee System
- AMS Monarc Sling System
- AMS Sparc Sling System
- Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
- Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
- Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
- Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
- UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
- Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling
Surgical Mesh Side Effects and Symptoms
There are numerous serious surgical mesh injuries being reported. Two of the most serious surgical mesh injuries are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Stress urinary incontinence is a medical condition where a woman loses urine during physical activities that increase abdominal pressure – which can occur with a sneeze, cough or laugh.
When the urethra has been weakened, stress urinary incontinence can be intensified. The mesh can weaken the urethra when providing support to the pelvic floor is the primary is its primary purpose.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that also occurs when the normal support for the vagina is lost. It is a sagging or dropping of the bladder, the urethra, the cervix and the rectum.
As the prolapse progresses, women can feel bulging tissue protruding through the opening of the vagina.
One of the most common surgical mesh side effects is a serious infection because the devices are so physically hard to remove once the tissue infiltrates.
Women with a defective surgical mesh product end up with extreme pain, urinary problems, urine leakage, mesh erosion into vaginal tissue and scarring.
The mesh can harden because scar tissue forms around the foreign body. Then a patient can have a recurrence of the pelvic organ prolapse or the incontinence.
It can be also dangerous putting the mesh in, even though the product is designed to be placed with minimally invasive surgery. Women can still have complications such as bowel perforation, bladder perforation or blood vessel perforation during insertion.
There can also be problems with chronic vaginal drainage or bleeding. For sexually active women, there can be pain during intercourse.
Some women report feeling pressure or fullness in their lower abdomen, a foreign body feeling or a feeling of something protruding from the vagina.
Surgical Mesh Injury Repair
Doctors were told that the surgical mesh was a device that could be used to support the pelvic floor, it is now being discovered that they do not work as well as they should.
Bard Avaulta Injuries: SUI & POP
Surgical mesh products made by manufacturers like C.R. Bard are supposed to provide long-lasting organ stabilization for the structures of the pelvic floor. The implants are made of a synthetic mesh which is designed to allow the vaginal tissue to infiltrate it or grow into it.
If the mesh implants have to be taken out because they are defective, the women face multiple surgeries, scarring of the pelvic tissue, and disfigurement.
Many women who have been implanted with this product suffer from side effects known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) caused by the Bard Avaulta and other surgical mesh products.
Some women lose pelvic support when any part of the pelvic floor is injured again during childbirth or surgery. Sometimes back or pelvic fractures from falls will cause it to happen or even being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Other conditions that can promote prolapse can include constipation, smoking, chronic coughing or heavy lifting. Many women will have to undergo transvaginal placement of surgical mesh devices to correct and restore weakened vaginal muscles.
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Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide.
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