Vaginal mesh, also referred to as transvaginal mesh, is a medical treatment prescribed on women to remediate various reproductive and urinary tract ailments. Unfortunately, however, the therapeutic protocol has also been known to result in complications that could potentially cause serious health problems. The following brief piece addresses this medical undertaking, as well as the most frequent medical maladies that undergoing it may precipitate.
What Is Vaginal Mesh?
Vaginal mesh is a implanted device positioned in the reproductive tracts of women stricken with prolapse of organs situated within the pelvic region and prevent the occurrence of urinary incontinence.
Why Is This Form Of Treatment Flawed?
Medical professionals have found that the product design and manner by which the device is implemented inside a woman’s body can be faulty. The flawed aspects of the device might result in the erosion of the object or its shifting out of position, which could lead to numerous health problems, some quite serious.
Frequent Complications Of Vaginal Mesh
A woman who received a faulty or improperly implanted vaginal mesh could be stricken with any one of the following common associated complications:
If the device improperly shifts, it could damage blood vessels or press against nearby organs and result in bleeding. If the bleeding is severe enough, it could necessitate the need of transfusions and, if not stopped in time, could potentially lead to death.
Faulty vaginal mesh could cause pain. Such discomfort could be a consistent ache radiating from the pelvic region or occur during or following sexual intercourse. Pain might also result from nerve damage caused by the device pressing against and damages adjacent nerves.
Organ Damage Or Perforation
Ill-advised repositioning of the device could press up against and damage, or possibly even perforate organs in its wake. Should this occur, an afflicted woman might experience a host of symptoms associated with a malfunctioning of the organ in question. However, if an organ perforates, the contents and toxins contained within said bodily structure could spill out into the pelvic region thus leaving the impacted individual susceptible to serious illness or possibly death.
Erosion of the device could cause it to collect microorganisms and other toxins that could seep into a stricken woman’s bloodstream or infiltrate surrounding organs. Such an event might precipitate serious bodily infections that, if not treated in time, could result in permanent damage or death.
Faulty vaginal meshes might affect a stricken woman’s vaginal region and precipitate health problems such as increased vaginal discharge, scarring and shrinkage. Scarring and shrinkage could lead to painful intercourse and could potentially lead to fertility difficulties. Shifting meshes might also erode through the vaginal wall causing serious, potentially permanent damage to the region.
An improperly fitted or faulty vaginal mesh might cause damage to various organs located in the urinary tract including the bladder. Such damage could result in incontinence, difficult or painful urination.
Legal Action Might Be Necessary
If you received vaginal mesh and experienced any of the preceding medical complications, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact The Law Offices of Sadaka Associates for a free consultation.
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