Trans-Vaginal Mesh Sling

Arkansas Trans-Vaginal Mesh Sling Attorneys

If you have suffered from urinary incontinence and had a trans-vaginal mesh sling placed, you may be experiencing a new array of symptoms. This special sling was designed to hold your pelvic organs in place and relieve the discomforting symptoms of urinary pressure and potential leakage. However, the trans-vaginal mesh sling has been proven to cause uncomfortable, even painful side effects that can leave you with long-term problems. If this has happened to you, consult an Arkansas trans-vaginal mesh sling attorney to assess your claim.

Trans-Vaginal MeshSome of the complications associated with the trans-vaginal mesh sling include:

  • Feeling of something protruding from the vagina
  • Vaginal infections
  • Chronic vaginal drainage
  • Bleeding
  • Erosion of the implanted mesh
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain not related to intercourse
  • Recurring feeling of pressure or fullness in lower abdomen
  • Difficulty making bowel movements
  • Recurrence of dropped or prolapsed organs
  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Additional surgeries
  • Lower backache

Why These Complications Occur?

The trans-vaginal mesh sling is typically implanted through the vagina using a special pointed surgical tool called a trocar. Because there are a number of organs in your pelvis, even a skilled, experienced surgeon may accidentally perforate a blood vessel, bowel or bladder during the insertion. Complications can also occur if the surgical mesh does not properly bond with your vaginal tissue. If this occurs, the mesh can actually make its way through your vaginal wall or create splits in your pelvic tissue, which can create pain and infection. This will typically require additional surgery to correct.

The FDA’s Role

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to medical professionals highlighting the complications associated with trans-vaginal mesh slings when used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (bulge in the vagina) and incontinence.

For sometime, patients had been vocalizing the adverse symptoms associated with this mesh sling, but the FDA reported that these cases were “rare.” But now that thousands of reports of adverse side effects have surfaced, the FDA released the following statement: “It is not clear that trans-vaginal POP repair with mesh is more effective than the traditional non-mesh repair in all patients, and it may expose patients to greater risk.”

If you or a loved one has been injured by a trans-vaginal mesh sling and you live in Arkansas, please contact an Arkansas trans-vaginal mesh sling attorney at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) to discuss your potential product liability claim.