Transvaginal Mesh Devices Cause Women to Suffer From Damaging Complications

December 10, 2013

Transvaginal literally means “through the vagina.” The Transvaginal mesh implant (TV Mesh)—also known as a vaginal sling, patch, and tape—is a surgical mesh device inserted up through the vagina (to avoid large incisions). The device is used in treating women with conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP)—the downward slip of the bladder—and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)—the leaking of urine during moments of physical activity such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercise.These conditions are caused by a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles; as the muscles weaken, it often causes bulging and falling of the organs. These fallen and/or bulging muscles may push on the walls of the vagina, causing pain, or may weaken the bladder, causing the SUI. This weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is said to have been brought about by a variety of causes such as childbirth and aging. The TV Mesh device is inserted to strengthen and support those pelvic floor muscles.Although the use of this device seemed promising in the beginning, it has been shown to cause more harm than good. As a result of the insertion of this device, many women have experienced a series of complications such as:

  • Erosion of mesh into the vagina, bowel, or bladder
  • Pain
  • Serious infection
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal Shrinkage
  • Protrusion of the device
  • Erosion of vaginal epithelium
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Contraction of mesh sling
  • Skin breakage
  • Inflammation
  • Vaginal scarring and shortening
  • Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapsed
  • Excessive, ongoing vaginal discharge and drainage

In many cases, these complications have caused serious and even permanent damage. Many women have to undergo a series of correctional surgeries in an attempt to fix the damage caused by the Transvaginal mesh.

Legal Commentary

The complications caused by this device have left many women suffering with time consuming recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and many other issues. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the Transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with these costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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