What is transvaginal mesh surgery and why are there lawsuits pending? Transvaginal mesh is a type of mesh that is surgically inserted into the vagina by pelvic surgery. There are a few conditions it is used to treat – pelvic organ prolapsed and urinary incontinence being a couple of the most common. In the case of transvaginal mesh surgery, the mesh is used to reinforce the vaginal wall.
The most common reasons to receive a transvaginal mesh implant:
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse – This condition most commonly happens when the tissues that hold pelvic organs in place become weak. Pelvic Organ Prolapse can happen to the bladder, uterus, rectum, or the bowels. The weakness causes the organ to bulge, or prolapsed, into the vagina. Sometimes the prolapsed can even go past the vaginal opening. It is also possible for more than one pelvic organ to prolapse at the same time. Sometimes, POP happens after a hysterectomy.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence – Urinary leakage during physical activity, coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercise.
Risks of TVM Surgery
This surgery, however, is often considered very risky for women. Complications include infection, urinary issues, erosion through vaginal epithelium, incontinence, or recurrence of the prolapsed organ. In some cases vaginal scarring occurred, pain during sex, and loss of quality of life due to prolonged vaginal discomfort, bleeding, and other related issues.
In 2008 the FDA issued warnings regarding the transvaginal mesh surgery and problems resulting from it. Over the past few years they have received thousands of complaints from women who have used the patch.
Because of the nature of complications, there are currently lawsuits being filed nationwide, including Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawsuits. On April 30, 2013 there was a Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawsuit filed by a woman who received two transvaginal mesh implants in a Mississippi hospital and had relative complications due to a defective implant. She is now suing for negligence due to numerous associated injuries inflicted.
Besides the Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawsuit reported in 2013, the FDA has received over 2800 reports of complications caused by the implant, not just in Mississippi, but all over the U.S.
Nearly 23,000 lawsuits have been filed in West Virginia alone. In Mississippi, there are quite a few medical centers where patients may have had this surgery performed. If you think you may have a Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawsuit after receiving a pelvic sling, please contact Attorney Group for Mississippi to discuss whether you may qualify for a lawsuit.
Mississippi has no set award limits on personal injury lawsuits, being that they were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Therefore, a Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawsuit may be a valid claim if you have ever received this surgery.
If you believe you are a victim of side effects caused by the transvaginal insert and believe that you have a Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawsuit pending, please contact Attorney Group for Mississippi. They can help you decide if you have a valid claim and answer any questions you may have. They will also put you in contact with an affiliated attorney at no upfront cost.