What to do if You Received Transvaginal Mesh

Defective Medical Devices

Tens of thousands of women who underwent surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) received transvaginal mesh devices to help support internal organs.

If you received transvaginal mesh, also known as bladder slings, in one of these procedures, you are probably justifiably concerned about the mounting evidence of transvaginal mesh failure and related health complications. However, because complications have been associated with transvaginal mesh devices made by different manufacturers and no specific brands or models have been recalled, you likely won’t know if your transvaginal mesh product is a defective medical device unless you develop side-effects, which include:

  • Infections
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Pain during urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Recurrence of POP or SUI
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vaginal scarring

You should contact your physician immediately if you experience any of these complications. If you received transvaginal mesh in the treatment of SUI or POP and suffer from any of these adverse side-effects, it is also advisable to contact an experienced product liability attorney.

The resulting complications of defective transvaginal mesh can necessitate revision surgery or other emergency care, and may result in extensive medical expenses and time away from work. A product liability lawyer may be able to help you pursue the financial compensation you need to recover.

If you experienced complications after receiving transvaginal mesh in the surgical repair of POP or SUI, please search our directory to locate a transvaginal mesh attorney near you.