Vaginal mesh, also called a œhammock or a œsling, is a synthetic material used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). POP is a condition that results in the organs surrounding the vagina to lack support from surrounding muscles or tissues. As a result, the unsupported organs began to weigh heavily on the vagina.
The side effects of POP include pressure, pain, SUI (stress urinary incontinence), constipation, and sexual problems. Many times women will undergo a vaginal mesh repair surgery hoping to alleviate the symptoms.
Vaginal Mesh Repair
A vaginal mesh repair procedure involves implanting a synthetic mesh into the vagina to help support the surrounding organs, including the bladder, urethra, bowel, and uterus. Unfortunately, some women have suffered from some vaginal mesh complications, including vaginal mesh erosion.
Vaginal mesh erosion occurs in 2% to 3% of patients, and requires removal of part or all of the vaginal mesh. The side effects of vaginal mesh may include infection; perforation of the bladder, bowel, or blood vessels; severe pain; or even recurrence of the same condition.
Vaginal Mesh Settlement
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that over 1,000 women have suffered from vaginal mesh repair complications. As a result, the FDA has issued statements alerting doctors and patients to the potential adverse side effects of vaginal mesh.
Some of the women who have already undergone a vaginal mesh procedure and are experiencing complications have begun to seek retribution for their suffering through vaginal mesh settlements. The purpose of a vaginal mesh settlement is to gain compensation for victims adversely affected by vaginal mesh.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
A vaginal mesh lawsuit holds the manufacturers of vaginal mesh products legally and financially responsible for any alleged vaginal mesh complications patients may be suffering from. Vaginal mesh products currently under fire include Bard Avaulta Biosynthetic and Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic Support Systems, among others.
If you or someone you know has been adversely affected by a vaginal mesh repair surgery, you may have a legal claim. To find out if you qualify for a vaginal mesh lawsuit, consult with an experienced vaginal mesh lawyer at Chaffin Luhana LLP. Call our toll free number today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: 1-888-480-1123.