Like many women, you or a loved one might have undergone surgery to implant transvaginal (also called pelvic) mesh.
Transvaginal/pelvic mesh is a medical device that has been extremely popular since it was introduced. The device is supposed to help women with weak pelvic floor muscles—a condition that affects thousands of women today.
When pelvic floor muscles are weakened—because of childbirth, aging, pelvic surgery, hysterectomy, and even radiation treatments—serious health problems can occur. These include urinary incontinence (lack of bladder control), fecal incontinence (lack of bowel control), and pelvic organ prolapse (when the pelvic organs “fall” out of place onto the vagina).
For many women with these conditions, a transvaginal mesh implant promised to relieve their pain and suffering. Unfortunately, in many cases, it did just the opposite, making the original problem worse.
The Food & Drug Administration has responded to patient complaints by issuing a health notification warning the public of the dangers of this treatment and encouraging women to consider alternative treatments when possible.
After the implant, you might have had any of the following effects:
- Urinary problems, including stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Erosion of the mesh
- Perforation of blood vessels
- Vaginal scarring
If you’ve experienced health problems after having a transvaginal/pelvic mesh implanted—whether to treat a hysterectomy or pelvic disorder—there is hope.
The Alabama injury and product liability attorneys at Martinson & Beason are dedicated to helping women like you who have been harmed by this medical device. We understand what you’re going through, and we want to help you get justice for your unnecessary pain and suffering.
We would be glad to let you know your options, give you the advice you need, and help you and your family get compensation for your medical expenses and emotional suffering. Please contact us today.