If you have had complications from the use of vaginal mesh (also called transvaginal mesh), you have a legal right to compensation. In the past decade, there have been thousands of complications from the use of vaginal mesh, resulting in a number of lawsuits against the manufacturers of the mesh.
Vaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh used to treat issues with female reproductive organs. One common condition it can treat is pelvic organ prolapse, which is similar to a hernia, and occurs when organs shift or move within the pelvis. It can occur as a result of giving birth. Vaginal mesh is also used to reinforce the weakened muscles in the pelvis in women with pelvic organ prolapse. The mesh is used to hold the organs in place.
For many women the problems that can arise with vaginal mesh are often worse than the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. In about 10 percent of women who have the procedure done, the mesh erodes, which can cause pain, infection, internal bleeding, organ perforation, and urinary problems. In rare cases it can even cause death.
There are dozens of companies that sell and manufacture vaginal mesh, and now are the targets of thousands of lawsuits. If you have been harmed by vaginal mesh, although you may be experiencing pain and embarrassment, you should speak with an attorney. You have the right to compensation for your pain and suffering and personal expense. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us to learn more, or you can visit us on our LinkedIn page.