If you’re one of the tens of thousands of women who received a transvaginal mesh device in the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you’re likely concerned about the increasing reports of failures and health complications.
Unfortunately, because problems have been reported with transvaginal mesh made by a number of manufacturers and no specific models have been recalled, it is nearly impossible to know if you have a defective transvaginal mesh device unless you experience adverse side-effects. If you begin to suffer any complications attributed to transvaginal mesh, it’s important to contact your physician immediately; you should also consult the Mobile, Alabama, transvaginal mesh attorneys at Long & Long if you experience any symptoms associated with transvaginal mesh failure.
While transvaginal mesh has been used to effectively treat POP and SUI, a mounting number of transvaginal mesh devices—also known as bladder slings—have been linked to complications including:
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Pain during urination or intercourse
- Vaginal pain
- Vaginal scarring
If you received transvaginal mesh in the surgical repair of POP or SUI, it’s important to be vigilant for these symptoms. Complications can result in the need for revision surgery or emergency treatment.
If you suffered health problems after the surgical treatment of POP or SUI with transvaginal mesh, please contact the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long, P.C., for your free case evaluation.