Although vaginal mesh has recently gained popularity as a treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), experts are warning that serious complications are “not rare.” Furthermore, there is little evidence that vaginal mesh is superior to non-mesh treatment of POP or SUI. The most severe complications can cause chronic pain, disfigurement, incontinence, inability to have sexual intercourse, and more. These complications can be devastating for a woman’s quality of life.
Need to file a Texas Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit? If you were injured by vaginal mesh, you are not alone. Contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP for a free case consultation. Our Texas vaginal mesh lawyers represent women who have been severely injured by vaginal mesh. If you were injured, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries. We will fight for your right to justice and compensation for your injuries.
What’s the problem?
Surgical mesh has been used to treat hernias since the 1950s. In the 1970s, doctors began experimenting with surgical mesh to help reinforce tissues in the vagina, as a treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). This treatment became popular during the 1990s and peaked in 2010. The use of vaginal mesh is now declining, as more women become aware of the risk of severe complications.
Complications usually occur within a few months after the implant. Some complications are due to the surgery itself, especially when the mesh is implanted through incisions in the vagina (transvaginal mesh). There is a risk of chronic pain, bleeding, scarring, perforation of internal organs, and more. Other complications develop over time, as the mesh erodes into tissues. Researchers estimate that 5-15% of women suffer perforation of the vagina, which often requires surgery to excise the mesh.
Vaginal Mesh Side Effects
Side effects of vaginal mesh may include:
- Erosion of the mesh into the vagina (extrusion)
- Perforation of internal organs, bladder, intestines, blood vessels, etc.
- Uterus laceration
- Mesh contraction
- Recurrent POP or SUI
- Bleeding from the vagina
- Infection, which may cause disfigurement
- Disfigurement of the vagina
- Nerve damage
- Abdominal / pelvic pain (may be chronic or only occur during sexual intercourse)
- Inability to engage in sexual intercourse
- Corrective surgeries (which may not correct all complications)
- And more
Texas Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits have already been filed. Most of these lawsuits allege that the manufacturers were negligent in designing, testing, marketing, and warning about the risks associated with vaginal mesh. A federal judicial panel has recently ordered that these lawsuits must be centralized in a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) to expedite and streamline the massive litigation. The litigation is proceeding. You may have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, depending on the statute of limitations in Texas. Contact a Texas vaginal mesh lawyer at Schmidt & Clark, LLP today for a free case consultation.
Do I Have a Texas Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in vaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new vaginal mesh injury lawsuits in Texas.
Free Texas Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered a debilitating injury after being implanted with vaginal mesh, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.