Transvaginal Mesh Usage and History

Since the 1970’s, pelvic mesh devices have been surgically implanted for the correction of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and since the 1990’s mesh has been used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Due to the demand of the devices, which were often cut by surgeons themselves to fit the anatomy, manufacturers developed mesh products specifically designed for SUI and POP, approved by the FDA in 1996 and 2002, respectively.

What Went Wrong

Between 2005 and 2010, nearly 4,000 injuries, complications and fatalities were reported to the FDA in connection with transvaginal/pelvic mesh devices. Since the FDA’s reclassification in 2016, manufacturers were given 30 months to prove that their products are safe. Unfortunately, this action came far too late for hundreds of thousands of women who are currently suffering the side effects of this malfunctioning product.

Common Side Effects of Pelvic Mesh

Among the potential injuries or side effects associated with defective pelvic mesh products are:

  • Chronic vaginal drainage
  • Erosion of the vaginal tissue
  • Feeling as though something is protruding from the vagina
  • Lower back pain
  • Mesh trim or removal in doctor’s office
  • One or more surgeries to repair or remove mesh
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  • Pressure or feeling of “fullness” in the lower abdomen
  • Reoccurrence of POP or SUI
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal infections
  • Vaginal pain not related to intercourse
  • Vaginal scarring

How Can a Trans-Vaginal Mesh Attorney Help?

If you or someone you love needed corrective surgery for pelvic mesh injuries or side effects, you may be entitled to a cash settlement. The experienced, aggressive Pelvic Mesh lawyers at the Pisanchyn Law Firm will review your case, at no cost to you, and help you pursue justice for the pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages you have incurred during this time. In addition, you will never pay a fee until we win your case.

Please, call our Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers now at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.