If you have experienced vaginal mesh pain after undergoing surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you should know that you’re not alone. Thousands of women around the country have reported suffering adverse health complications after being implanted with vaginal mesh. And these are just the reported cases – experts have estimated that in all likelihood, tens of thousands of women have suffered vaginal mesh pain and other complications, but many fail to report their symptoms out of fear or embarrassment.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has experienced vaginal mesh pain, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
How Can Vaginal Mesh Cause Pain?
Vaginal mesh is used to strengthen tissue that’s been injured or weakened due to childbirth, vaginal trauma, or metabolic damage. Mesh is intended to provide support and help with recovery from a variety of common women’s urinary conditions. Unfortunately, the surgery’s potential complications are painful, and, in the most severe cases, life-threatening. Serious side effects associated with vaginal mesh surgery have been reported to include:
- erosion through vaginal epithelium
- dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse)
- urinary problems
- recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation
- vaginal scarring
- mesh erosion
Many women who have experienced one or more of these complications are forced to undergo painful revision surgery to correct the problems. And often, the outcome of these procedures is less than ideal. In some cases, even after the device has been taken out, the patients still suffer from vaginal mesh pain and chronic damage. The emotional damage done to relationships can be even more profound and long-lasting than the physical harm itself.
Vaginal Mesh Risk Factors
A number of risk factors have been identified which might increase the likelihood that the placement of vaginal mesh will cause pain. These include:
- having a hysterectomy
- being a smoker
- vaginal placement of mesh (as opposed to an abdominal incision)
- increasing age
- low estrogen levels
- size of mesh implant
- variations in surgical technique
Do I Have a Vaginal Mesh Pain 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 pain cases in all 50 states.
Free Vaginal Mesh Pain Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has experienced vaginal mesh pain, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.