Tampa Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers
Have You Experienced Complications from Transvaginal Mesh?
A number of women between the ages of 50 and 79 will suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in her lifetime. Another condition, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is also related to POP and afflicts millions of women every year. Both POP and SUI can cause sexual discomfort, pain, pressure, incontinence, and embarrassment for women affected with these conditions.
In order to treat POP and SUI, hundreds of thousands of women underwent transvaginal mesh repair. Transvaginal mesh repair is a surgical procedure that is performed to reduce the symptoms of both POP and SUI. Unfortunately, thousands of women who underwent the surgical procedure experienced severe complications and permanent side effects. Some of them required multiple surgeries, while others suffered persistent pain and discomfort after being implanted with the dangerous product. If you experienced serious side effects or discomfort after receiving vaginal mesh repair, contact a Tampa product liability lawyer to find out more about the claims process.
What is Transvaginal Mesh Repair?
Transvaginal mesh repair is a surgical procedure where a synthetic mesh is used to reinforce weakened tissue in the vaginal wall. It is also used to support the bladder and urethra by reducing urine leakage. While not all women experienced complications from the surgery, many others did experience severe complications after vaginal mesh repair. Transvaginal mesh repair has proven to be associated with a number of complications than what was previously believed by the medical community.
Complications of transvaginal mesh include:
- Severe pain
- Sexual complications
- Organ perforation
- Erosion of the mesh
- Urinary complications
What Causes POP & SUI?
There are a number of factors that lead to POP and SUI. One of them is age, and other reasons include childbirth, hysterectomy and menopause. The woman’s pelvic muscles can weaken due to one or more of the above factors, making it so they can no longer support the uterus, bladder, urethra, or bowels. Due to the weakening of the pelvis, these organs drop down, bulging into the vagina, thus causing POP. With SUI, urine leaks with physical activity, or when the woman laughs or sneezes. Both SUI and POP are closely related to one another and are often treated by vaginal mesh repair surgery.
The Florida Law Group Holds Negligent Manufacturers Accountable
A number of manufacturers have been the target of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. If you have experienced negative side effects from transvaginal mesh repair, the Tampa personal injury lawyers at The Florida Law Group can help you determine if you are entitled to a make a personal injury claim against the manufacturer. Our firm is dedicated to assisting clients who have suffered undue harm or injuries at the hands of negligent manufacturers.