Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys | Vaginal Mesh Erosion and Reparative Surgery

Michigan Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys & Vaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers

Vaginal mesh erosion is one of the more frequent complications that women experience after surgeries using synthetic mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Erosion occurs when the mesh disintegrates into nearby tissue and organs. In some cases, the mesh can be removed conservatively using estrogen and antibiotic treatments or by a simple non-invasive cutting and removal of the eroded mesh. However, many times, the erosion is significant and requires a more invasive and challenging surgery.

A Complex Surgery | Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys Discuss Vaginal Mesh Complications and Surgeries

Medical experts say complications from transvaginal mesh (vaginal mesh) surgeries are inevitable. The tendency is that if complications don’t happen right away, they will occur within a couple of years after placement.  Surgical revision or removal of the transvaginal mesh device is often painful and difficult because tissue grows in and around the mesh. Removal often requires a generous removal of the graft and the surrounding vaginal wall around the eroded area in order to achieve a satisfactory reparative result.

Revision surgery is also costly and can be dangerous, with sometimes lengthy recovery periods and a high risk of further damage or infection. Due to the complex nature of the mesh removal and because many surgeons are not adept at effectively removing the mesh, the revision surgery is often performed several times before all mesh pieces have been removed.

Do I Need Reparative Surgery for Transvaginal Mesh Erosion?

Erosion of transvaginal mesh can be debilitating. Some specific signs that the surgically implanted mesh may be malfunctioning include:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection, including urinary tract infection
  • Urinary incontinence or difficulty at the start of urination
  • Urinary frequency or feeling that the bladder is not completely empty
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bulging, pressure or a feeling of heaviness in the vagina that becomes worse by the end of the day or during bowel movements
  • Feeling like you are sitting on a ball
  • Urinary leakage during intercourse

If you have undergone transvaginal mesh (vaginal mesh) surgery and you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical assistance immediately. You should also consult with an attorney regarding your legal rights and options related to the mesh erosion and potential reparative surgery. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and your spouse may be entitled to damages as well. Contact Reiter & Walsh at 888-419-2229 to schedule a free review of your case.