Transvaginal mesh, otherwise more commonly referred to as surgical mesh, is often used in the treatment of conditions that compromise pelvic floor tissue. Accordingly, women diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and/or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are likely candidates for receiving a transvaginal mesh implant. Unfortunately, however, reports suggest that recipients of these devices may be at an increased risk of failure and subsequent bowel perforation. Bowel perforation symptoms may range from severe pain to life-threatening infections. Therefore, if you have experienced any bowel perforation symptoms after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Appropriate representation may result in substantial compensation.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: We are currently accepting cases in which the use of a transvaginal mesh has resulted in bowel perforation. If you or a loved one has experienced bowel perforation symptoms after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Transvaginal Mesh Overview
Vaginal meshes of all variations are typically constructed out of a metallic or polymeric screen, which allows them to treat conditions that have compromised the pelvic floor. These devices are integrated into the compromised tissue where they serve as a reinforcement to prevent further damage to the area and aid in the healing process. These medical deices are usually used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. However, traumatic injuries resulting from childbirth may also require transvaginal mesh intervention.
Transvaginal mesh products are surgically implanted to reinforce and strengthen pelvic floor tissue that has been compromised and damaged. The strategical placement of transvaginal mesh supports the contents of the abdomen while allowing previous injuries to heal. Of particular concern, however, are reports that suggest vaginal mesh may fail at an unacceptably high rate. These devices may demonstrate an increased propensity for bowel perforation, a condition that may coincide with a variety of complications that vary in severity. Therefore, if you have experienced any bowel perforation symptoms after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be entitled to compensation.
Bowel Perforation Symptoms
Bowel perforation symptoms may include the following:
- The perforation of near by organs
- Bleeding episodes (hemorrhage & hematoma
- Transvaginal mesh exposure
- Mesh erosion into bladder or rectum
Mesh Erosion & Bowel Perforation
More often than not, complications associated with transvaginal mesh products are the result of organ perforation and mesh erosion. While similar in nature, these complications have the ability to severely harm those in which they occur.
As its name suggests, mesh erosion witnesses the erosion of transvaginal mesh into localized tissue. Treating the mesh as a foreign invader, tissue attempts to rid the body of the surgical mesh by consuming it. However, in doing so, tissue may be subjected to several complications. Often times, erosion leads to bowel perforation and infection. Should this happen, severe infections may spread, resulting in more complications. Severe cases of mesh erosion may result in death if enough damaged is sustained to the tissue in which it was placed. Bowel perforation witnesses the mesh actually protrude into or through a local organ. Should this happen, several complications may ensue. The organ may be severely damaged, resulting in infection and even death.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, we are currently accepting cases in which the use of a transvaginal mesh has resulted in bowel perforation. If you or a loved one has experienced bowel perforation symptoms after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.