More and more women are developing complications from an implant known as vaginal or pelvic mesh. Doctors use this product to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), both of which are a result of weakened or stretched pelvic muscles.
Women who develop these conditions often find that it is attributable to multiple pregnancies, childbirth, hysterectomy and/or menopause. The mesh implant essentially supports the organs in the pelvis. Prior to the mesh implants, a more traditional surgery was often used.
Unfortunately, many women are suffering painful and frustrating side effects from the mesh, some of which are requiring surgery and/or causing permanent damage. Complications include erosion of the mesh and shifting that causes the mesh to protrude. Multiple problems can result, such as urinary problems, scarring, pain during sex, recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, injury to surrounding organs, perforations within the bladder, bowel and blood vessels, and recurring infections.
We are handling a lot of these cases lately. These are product liability lawsuits rather than medical malpractice. The blame usually lies with the manufacturer and not medical negligence by the doctor (although only a consultation with an experienced attorney can tell you for sure).
Some products have been recalled or discontinued because of the serious complications.
We work with attorneys who have extensive experience in medical products liability. Because of the number of complications and injuries caused by this mesh, there are attorneys who have specific experience with this product and have been successful against the manufacturers.
If you have any questions, let us know. It’s always free and confidential to talk to our attorneys.