Transvaginal mesh was designed to improve corrective surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that not only is transvaginal mesh ineffective at improving the surgical odds of success, but that it can degrade and cause significant additional damage and complications. If you’ve been harmed by transvaginal mesh, the national defective medical device law firm of Blizzard Law PLLC can help.
What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a patch-like or net-like implant used to treat a variety of conditions. Transvaginal mesh is similar to hernia mesh in its composition. Transvaginal mesh is sometimes referred to as a transvaginal sling, pelvic mesh, vaginal patches, uterine or bladder slings, or other device-specific monikers. The products were developed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and to repair other internal damages.
Problems With Transvaginal Mesh
Numerous problems and complications can arise with vaginal mesh. The implanted mesh can erode and cause severe damage to the pelvic organs, blood vessels, and urinary tract. The mesh can also migrate and attach to other pelvic organs. From 2008 to 2010, the FDA received thousands of reports of damages resulting from the use of transvaginal mesh. Reported injuries from transvaginal mesh include:
- Injury to bladder, urethra, or bowel
- Injury to blood vessels of pelvis
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract obstruction or difficulty urinating
- Vaginal mesh erosion
- Vaginal scarring
Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. The litigations are so vast that there have been both state court consolidations and multiple federal multidistrict litigations set up. Judge Goodwin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is primarily presiding over the federal MDLs. Regardless of the brand of mesh or the manufacturer, Blizzard Law PLLC can help you with your transvaginal mesh claim.
Blizzard Law PLLC: Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers
If you have suffered injury or pain from transvaginal mesh, the transvaginal mesh attorneys at Blizzard Law PLLC can help. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients and stood up for the rights of people harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices for many years. We are a nationwide law firm serving clients from all over the country. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning there is no upfront cost for working with us, and you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover compensation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated attorneys to learn your rights.