Surgical Mesh Implants
Have you had any of the following complications after having your physician insert a vaginal mesh?
- Erosion of vaginal tissue
- Urinary problems
- Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- Vaginal scarring
- Mesh erosion
If you or someone you know has experienced any of the foregoing symptoms, call Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., at 612-444-5604 or contact us online.
Since 2005, more than 1,000 patients have suffered from serious complications from the placement of a transvaginal mesh device. The transvaginal mesh is a type of medical device used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), conditions that may occur after childbirth and pregnancy.
In October 2008 the FDA issued a public health notification alerting health care providers and the public to the increasing number of serious health issues associated with the transvaginal mesh. Complications reported to the FDA include meshes from nine different manufacturers.
Transvaginal meshes are implanted through surgery. According to the FDA, contributing factors to complications potentially include the patient’s health, mesh material, the size and shape of the mesh, surgical procedures, and estrogen levels.
A pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when a pelvic organ, such as your bladder, drops (“prolapses”) from its normal position and pushes against the walls of your vagina. This can happen if the muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place become weak or stretched from childbirth or surgery. Pelvic organ prolapse can cause pain or problems with bowel and bladder functions or interfere with sexual activity.
If you received one of these transvaginal meshes and are experiencing problems, you may qualify for compensation. It is crucial that you fully understand your rights. Call the law office of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., at 612-444-5604. You can also contact us online. We handle mesh implant lawsuits in Minnesota and nationwide.