Pelvic organ prolapse or POP affects many women as they age, with the FDA estimating 30 to 50 percent of all women may experience POP during their lifetimes, with 2 percent developing symptoms such as urinary leaking during physical activity. POP occurs when the tissue holding the uterus, bladder, bowel and rectum become stretched or weak and the organs fall down or slip out of place. The mesh is used as a sort of cradle or nest to hold up a patient’s insides.
But over time, erosion or contraction of the mesh – described as being made of a material similar to that of Rubbermaid storage containers has led to complications, with symptoms including bleeding, severe pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse and urinary problems.
In July 2011, the FDA alerts of serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh patches when implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The FDA has received more than 3,800 reports of adverse effects caused by the surgical mesh or during implantation of the patch.
According to the FDA, significant complications resulting from transvaginal mesh patches are not rare and some of the common complications include issues such as:
- Erosion of the vaginal tissue
- Urinary problems such as incontinence
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Organ perforation (puncturing) from surgical tools during mesh implantation
- Return of POP
- Neuro-muscular problems
- Vaginal scarring/shrinkage
If you have suffered complications due to the implantation of a transvaginal patch to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP, contact an experienced medical device attorneys. At Ollennu and Associates, we have a comprehensive approach to handling defective transvaginal mesh cases. Our approach has proven successful time and time again for our clients. We possess the knowledge, innovation, and resources required to effectively handle all defective medical products and defective medications claims or lawsuits all the way through trial if necessary.
We have a strong support team of professionals that include personal injury attorneys with knowledge and practical and professional experience in pharmaceutical and device clinical research, nurse investigators, litigation paralegals and legal assistants. We work hard to pursue our clients’ interests aggressively, fairly and responsibly.
Call us for a free case evaluation. We are a phone call away (860) 218-2122. For all defective transvaginal mesh matters our firm does not get paid by the client unless we are successful.