Louisiana Trans-Vaginal Mesh Sling

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While childbirth is a blessing, pregnancy takes a physical toll on a woman’s body, and can result in a number of health consequences. Two common health issues that arise in women after childbirth are Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). These conditions are caused by weakened muscles around the bladder and uterus, and can result in urine leakage. A trans-vaginal mesh sling is surgically implanted to strengthen the internal organs and prevent incontinence.

Various manufacturers have designed and introduced various designs of the trans-vaginal mesh sling. However, in recent years thousands of women have reported problems with these devices, causing the FDA to issue a warning about the implantation of a trans-vaginal mesh sling.

If you suffer from POP or SUI and have one of these medical devices implanted, talk to your doctor about your individual risk, and then contact a Louisiana trans-vaginal mesh sling attorney to discuss your possible claim.

Injuries Resulting from Trans-Vaginal Mesh Slings

Trans-Vaginal Mesh

Some side effects associated with implantation of the trans-vaginal mesh sling include:

  • Vaginal bleeding and infections
  • Severe pain (and pain associated with sexual intercourse)
  • A recurrence of the incontinence or organ prolapse
  • Urinary problems
  • Perforation of the bowels, bladder or blood vessels
  • Erosion through vaginal epithelium

Some Louisiana women have been able to recover from these adverse side effects easily, and others have had to undergo corrective and sometimes painful treatments, such as:

  • IV therapy
  • Blood transfusions
  • Draining of abscesses that had formed
  • Surgery to remove the medical device

The FDA’s Warning

While any woman who has had a trans-vaginal mesh surgically placed is at risk for developing side effects, the FDA reported that certain factors may increase a women’s risk for negative health impacts. Some of these include:

  • Condition of overall health
  • Occurrence of other surgeries, namely a hysterectomy
  • Estrogen status
  • Type of mesh material used in device
  • Size and shape of trans-vaginal mesh sling
  • Surgical technique used to implant the device

If you have been hurt by a trans-vaginal mesh sling and live in Louisiana, please contact or call our Louisiana trans-vaginal mesh sling attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.