Vaginal mesh has been used to treatment who has suffered pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Essentially it worked by placing a small net within a woman when she had suffered problems with her bladder, rectum, or uterus. This is a serious problem in middle aged and older women, but unfortunately the vaginal mesh caused serious health problems on its own. If you had a vaginal mesh implanted and now suffer serious health problems as a result, contact an injury attorney to discuss your case.
The FDA has actually issued a recall of transvaginal mesh due to the number of women who have suffered health problems as a result of their implementation. The biggest problem is that this mesh is almost impossible to completely remove. Even after undergoing surgery, many women find that small pieces are still in their body, causing extreme pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, there is little doctors can do to help with other than to continue performing surgery after surgery. And even then, there is no guarantee that the mesh will be removed.
Women can also suffer problems from infection, bleeding, damage to nearby organs, and protrusion of the soft tissue. Approximately 10% of patients report erosion of the mesh or other health issues that require a follow up surgery. On average, women require two surgeries to get as much of the mesh out as possible. These health problems and the resultant surgeries are damages that should be compensated by the manufacturer.