Fort Myers Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Attorneys

Statistics indicate that more than 30% of women will experience some form of POP (pelvic organ prolapse) or SUI (stress urinary incontinence) in their lifetime. Most cases of POP or SUI occur after childbirth, a hysterectomy, or menopause, and can worsen over time as the tissues that support the organs in the abdomen stretch/weaken and fall out of place. Many women across the country have had surgical mesh devices implanted to treat POP and SUI. These surgical mesh devices are known as Transvaginal Mesh (TVM). The surgery for treatment of POP and/or SUI is typically performed transvaginally, and involves permanent implantation of the mesh device to reinforce the vaginal walls and maintain proper positioning of pelvic organs.

Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects

Most TVM devices used to treat POP and SUI are made from polypropylene, a flexible petroleum based plastic. The FDA has received numerous reports of complications and side effects arising from the use of TVM. Research has shown that the TVM can cause an inflammatory response in the body, essentially causing one's body to attack the mesh implant. This inflammatory response can result in chronic UTI's (urinary tract infections), abdominal inflammation, and FBR (foreign body reaction). Additional side effects also include hardening, shrinking, and/or protrusion of the mesh device, as well as break down/erosion of the mesh, causing pieces to lodge in nearby tissue, or go through the vaginal walls and organs.

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC is working on potential TVM lawsuits for women throughout Fort Myers and the state of Florida who have experienced complications from the use of TVM to treat pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence. If you, or someone you know, has received treatment for POP or SUI involving the use of Transvaginal Mesh and have experienced any of the side effects listed below, please call our firm today. In many cases, medical intervention is required to treat the side effects/complications caused by the use of TVM, including surgery or hospitalization. The most frequent side effects/complications arising from the use of TVM include:

  • Erosion/protrusion of the mesh
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Organ perforation from surgical tools used in the mesh placement procedure
  • Urinary problems
  • Recurrences of the prolapse
  • Neuro-muscular problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Mesh contraction resulting in vaginal shortening, vaginal tightening and vaginal pain

Ft. Myers, Florida TVM Injury Attorney

Have you or a loved one been injured by the use of Transvaginal Mesh? Understand your options. You need to speak with an experienced lawyer right away as time limits may apply to any potential case. Contact the Fort Myers TVM litigation attorneys at Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC for a free consultation at 239-603-6143 toll free 1-800-724-7902, or describe your problem using this online form.