Surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It has frequently been used to reinforce a weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.
Medical literature demonstrates a significant complication rate when used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Erosion of mesh through the vagina is the most common and consistently reported mesh-related complication from transvaginal POP surgeries using mesh. Mesh erosion can require multiple surgeries can be debilitating to some women.
Mesh contraction is a another risk of transvaginal POP repair with mesh. Mesh contraction can give rise to vaginal shortening, vaginal tightening, and vaginal pain.
Both of these problems – mesh erosion and mesh contraction – may lead to severe pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse, or an inability to engage in sexual intercourse. Men may experience irritation and pain to the penis during sexual intercourse when the mesh is exposed in mesh erosion.
Lawsuits against the manufacturers have been filed across the nation and many of the cases have been consolidated for pretrial purposes in federal court in West Virginia.
If you believe you or your spouse has suffered an injury because of a problem with transvaginal surgical mesh, please complete the form to your right or call me (John Day) at 866-812-8787. Act quickly – under Tennessee law you must take appropriate legal action within one year or whatever rights you have will be lost.