A Vaginal Mesh Implant also known as Trans Vaginal Mesh Implant is a medical device made up of porous synthetic material to repair damaged or weakened tissue that are caused by pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. The device was introduced in the market in the year 1990. The device was introduced with the intention to fix problems like pelvic organ prolapses (POP) that are experienced by older women after their childbirth. The problem occurs when the pelvic muscles of women weaken and the pelvic organs like bladder, uterus, and rectum drop into the vagina.
According to reports from various sources around 50% of women in the United States somehow experience pelvic organ prolapse however only a few of them require vaginal mesh surgery. A vaginal mesh implant can also be used to reduce the size of the neck of urinary bladder to treat urinary incontinence which occurs when women jump, cough, laugh or sneeze.
Side Effects of Vaginal Mesh Implants
Vaginal mesh implants that are commonly used to treat hernia and pelvic organ prolapses were approved by the FDA in 1990 and since then it has been widely used to treat the problems. In the late 90s, the device was also found effective in treating Stress Urinary Incontinence which is also known as SUI.
However, later on complaints began to come out pertaining to its high failure rate and other side effects. Some of the side effects of vaginal mesh implants that are common these days are:
- Organ perforation
- Vaginal mesh erosion
- Urinary problems
Some other minor problems that may arise due to this implant are:
- Abdominal pain, vaginal pain, leg pain or pain in the pelvic region
- Bladder, bowel and blood vessel perforation during insertion
- Urinary tract infection and problems
- Appearance of urinary problems, like stress urinary incontinence
- Erosion or protrusion of the mesh from the soft tissues
- Pain, including pain with intercourse
- Infections in the area of the mesh
- Bleeding from the mesh site
- Damage to nearby and associated organs
Some other vaginal mesh products that are under the scrutiny of FDA: The growing number of complaints and lawsuits against the manufacturer has raised the eye brows of FDA and implants that are under the deep vigilance of FDA are:
- Prolene mesh
- The prolift system
- Prosima system
Why to file Vaginal Mesh Implant lawsuit: For all those women who suffered side effects and complications from vaginal mesh implants, filing vaginal mesh lawsuit is the best possible way to compensate the loss that they have suffered. Thousands of lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers and most of them have joined the multidistrict litigation court to streamline the judicial processes. If you are one of them who suffered side effects with the device then you can contact our Vaginal Mesh Attorneys.