Kansas women and other women across the nation are constantly filing lawsuits now, alleging damages in relation to transvaginal mesh surgery and implantation. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is used to treat female health problems including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Kansas attorneys representing the women injured by these products claim a number of design flaws and defects that can cause serious problems for the patient.
The Potentially Serious Side Effects Of TVM
After having transvaginal mesh surgery for implantation, some plaintiffs allege almost immediate problems. Side effects may include mesh erosion, recurrence of SUI or POP, urinary problems, repeated infections, painful sexual intercourse, erosion of vaginal tissue, or perforations of the bladder, blood vessels, or bowels. Severe pain may persist if the woman’s body rejects the presence of the implant.
In the event that the mesh needs to be removed, the process is often very complicated. The vaginal tissue can partially absorb the mesh. The patient may have to have transvaginal mesh surgery multiple times to get the entire product out of the body.
Looking For A Safer Alternative
The good news is that there are often safer alternatives for Kansas women than subjecting themselves to an invasive transvaginal mesh surgery to alleviate major discomfort. Physical exercise and electrical therapies can provide needed stimulation to help strengthen the pelvic muscles. Botox injections have been reported to relieve the serious pain that accompanies POP, while a vaginal pessary can provide needed support for a woman’s organs. Even Laparoscopic surgery can be employed for a minimally invasive procedure. Unfortunately, there are no completely foolproof methods of curing either POP or SUI, but these alternatives have been suggested for those who do not wish to risk transvaginal mesh surgery.
A woman that does decide to go through with a transvaginal mesh surgery needs to be very aware of the symptoms that may indicate a problem after the implantation. Continued incontinence, bleeding, or severe pain may indicate a serious problem with the mesh implant that should be addressed by a doctor immediately.
Seeking Legal Recourse
Legal action in Kansas and other states has been consolidated into MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL) to be heard by the courts. Several manufacturers have been named by plaintiffs, including but not limited to, American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, Johnson and Johnson, and Mentor Worldwide.
If you or a woman in your life has experienced complications after having a transvaginal mesh surgery, consider a consultation to explore your legal options. Attorney Group for Kansas can provide a no obligation, free consultation to discuss your claim. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated TVM attorney who can help you file your lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more.