Doctors have used synthetic mesh for a handful of different applications for decades now. They have used mesh implants to treat hernias as well as incontinence issues and organ prolapse in women.
Women who have experienced physical trauma either due to violence or childbirth may have health issues that doctors seek to address with transvaginal mesh. Unfortunately, such procedures frequently result in failure and leave patients in need of support and compensation.
Transvaginal mesh surgeries frequently fail
One of the reasons patients may deserve compensation after a failed transvaginal mesh implant is that the procedure often doesn’t achieve its intended goal. The patient may not have known this fact when agreeing to the proposed treatment plan. Their doctor may not have given them the full picture.
All too often, doctors gloss over the fact that 20 to 30% of these procedures will fail within the first year. They will also ignore the side effects of improper implantation, migrating mesh or the development of scar tissue.
Women may experience worsening incontinence, pain and other symptoms. When they finally convince medical professionals to help them, doctors often find that attempts to remove the mesh are unsuccessful or incomplete, meaning that women may have persistent symptoms even after corrective surgery. They may need to have additional surgery or learn to live with ongoing symptoms for the rest of their lives.
If a transvaginal mesh procedure negatively affected your health instead of improving it, you may have grounds to bring a claim against the physician or the company that manufactured the mesh, depending on the circumstances. Learning more about the current mass torts ongoing for transvaginal mesh complications can help women struggling with the consequences of a failed treatment.