Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) happens when the internal tissues that normally support the vagina fail. When this happens, internal organs including the urethra, cervix, and rectum can shift position lower in the body.
To correct this condition, a woman can have surgery to insert an artificial support, called a transvaginal mesh (TVM), to restore the shape of the vaginal wall and hold these organs in place.
TVM can also be useful in cases of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), involuntary urination that can occur when coughing or otherwise placing pressure on the bladder.
Complications From TVM | Transvaginal Mesh Injury Attorneys
Unfortunately, transvaginal mesh implantation is not without its complications. According to the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), such complications can include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Recurring prolapses
- Wearing away of vaginal tissue, exposing the mesh
- Perforation of the colon, bladder, or other organs during insertion
- Painful sex (dyspareunia)
- Vaginal scarring
The FDA has received thousands of reports of injuries related to TVM implants and is advising health care providers to consider alternatives, when possible.
Achieve Compensation Through A Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Friedman Law Offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, has represented the interests of injured persons in Nebraska courts for the past 50 years. If you or someone you love is experiencing complications following TVM surgery, please see a physician. Then arrange for a free consultation with our Lincoln transvaginal mesh failure attorneys to discuss your diagnosis and your legal options for compensation.