Serious, adverse complications may occur following transvaginal mesh surgery. If you experience any of these symptoms contact your doctor immediately:
- Extreme pelvic pain caused by a shrinkage of the mesh,
- Continuous pain or discomfort causing depression,
- Infection of the kidney, urinary tract, or bladder,
- Sepsis or other blood infections,
- Perforation of the bladder, blood vessels or bowel during the surgery, and/or
- Recurrence of prolapse/incontinence or both.
If you suffer from symptoms such as confusion, painful urination, bloody urine, a fever or cold feeling, abdominal aching, or nausea, you may have a serious infection. Contact your healthcare provider at once if you experience these symptoms.
Patients who have had transvaginal mesh surgery may experience common side effects such as:
- Painful urination,
- Discomfort during sex,
- Erosion of the transvaginal mesh,
- Tightening of the vagina, and/or
- Scarring of the vaginal tissue.
Since 2008, the FDA has received 2874 adverse event reports of complications following surgery. Of the 2974 reports, 1503 adverse event reports were associated with transvaginal implants used in Pelvic Organ Prolapse repair, and 1371 of the reports were associated with stress urinary incontinence repair.TransVaginal mesh was designed to help women who were suffering from Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence, but instead, it has shown to cause serious complications which have resulted in the vaginal mesh lawsuit.
Studies have shown that due to the nature of this surgery, surgeons placing Transvaginal mesh devices need more specialized training on using and implanting the device. Since there are serious complications and infections that can arise during the surgery and implantation of the device, transvaginal mesh can do more harm than good for many women. Due to the complications of vaginal mesh surgery the transvaginal mesh lawsuit is proceeding forward to assist those women who have been injured from the use of vaginal mesh.
If you believe you may be experiencing complications from vaginal mesh, transvaginal mesh, or mesh surgery(s) you may be eligible to be included in the vaginal mesh lawsuit. Timing is important, so protect your rights and call today (Many legal actions have a statute of limitations). If you are unsure whether your symptoms are complications of the vaginal mesh surgery, give us a call.