What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Many women in Louisiana have undergone transvaginal mesh surgery. Transvaginal mesh is a device that is inserted through the vagina. The term “transvaginal” means passing through the vagina. The term “mesh” refers to a flexible netting of fine wire that is used to repair body defects.
Women get the transvaginal mesh surgery when they suffer from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that affects anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of women. Only two percent of women who have this condition will develop symptoms.
Pelvic organ prolapse, which is also known as POP, is a condition that occurs when the organs inside of the pelvis prolapse into the vaginal opening. The uterus, rectum and bladder are examples of some of the organs that can prolapse into the vagina. Injury, childbirth, smoking and heavy lifting are some of the things that can cause a woman to develop this condition.
Stress urinary incontinence occurs when a woman suffers from urinary leakage during activities such as sneezing, coughing, exercise or laughing. It is estimated that anywhere from 25 to 45 percent of women in Louisiana will suffer from urinary incontinence.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Many women want to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit because they have suffered an unpleasant side effect. In 2011, the Food And Drug Administration issued a warning stating that women who underwent transvaginal mesh surgery were more likely to suffer complications than women who had other types of surgery. They also stated that the transvaginal mesh might be more harmful than it is beneficial.
Urinary problems, infection, pain and recurrence of incontinence or prolapse are some of the complications that women have suffered after undergoing transvaginal mesh surgery. In many cases, these complications have led to a decrease in overall quality of life.
It is estimated that 3,875 women suffered complications from transvaginal mesh surgery from 2005 to 2010. Three of these women have died from a complication related to transvaginal mesh surgery during that time.
Louisiana Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
If you or one of your family members suffered a complication due to transvaginal mesh, then you may be able to file a Louisiana transvaginal mesh lawsuit. You should contact Attorney Group for Louisiana if you want to know more about filing a Louisiana transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Keep in mind that if a loved one died as the result of the procedure, then you may be still be able to file a Louisiana transvaginal mesh lawsuit as a wrongful death lawsuit.
There are a lot of factors that determine whether you will be able to file a Louisiana Transvaginal mesh lawsuit. However, Attorney Group for Louisiana will try their best to make sure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering. We will help answer your questions, and connect you to an affiliated attorney that can pursue compensation. Contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today for your free consultation.