A transvaginal mesh is a medical device used to treat urinary incontinence in women. Generally, urinary incontinence develops as women age or as a result of straining during childbirth. When a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, drops from its customary position in the belly into the vaginal wall, it leads to urinary incontinence, pain, and other issues which may adversely affect your health and enjoyment of life.
Some women are able to control their urinary incontinence (and accompanying pain) by changing their diet or doing specific exercises. Sometimes, though, if the condition is severe enough, surgery, such as the implantation of a transvaginal mesh, is performed. Over time, however, its use has led to complications in women implanted with the device.
Specifically, the mesh can erode through the vagina or it may shrink, causing severe pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse or inability to engage in sexual intercourse. Reparative surgery is a method to correct the injuries caused by a transvaginal mesh failure. Unfortunately, some women have had to undergo several surgeries, some without any success.
If you have been a transvaginal mesh patient and are experiencing pelvic pain or other ailments, you may be entitled to compensation for the medical bills, loss of wages, emotional distress, or other damages suffered as a result. The Michigan transvaginal mesh injury lawyers at Lipton Law are trained to handle claims associated with serious transvaginal mesh side effects. We are available to help you at (248) 557-1688. Please call us for a free consultation.