St. Louis Transvaginal Mesh Attorney
Have You Been Impacted by Pelvic Mesh (Transvaginal Mesh) Side Effects?
If you've suffered because of transvaginal mesh, our qualified female
transvaginal mesh attorneys are here to help. We understand the emotional
and physical turmoil associated with transvaginal mesh side effects. If
you've been hurt, you may be able to recover financial compensation
through a lawsuit. Don't wait until it's too late. If you fail
to act soon, your statute of limitations will expire on your transvaginal
mesh case and you will forever lose your right to file a lawsuit and get
the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Transvaginal Mesh
Pelvic mesh (also called transvaginal mesh) is a medical product used to
treat women for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Simply put, pelvic
organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs in a woman's body drop.
For example: A woman suffers from pelvic organ prolapse when her bladder
moves from the lower abdomen and begins pressing on the walls of the vagina.
Generally speaking, this condition is the result of weakened or stretched
muscles in the pelvic area due to childbirth or surgery. The bladder,
urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel and rectum are all subject to pelvic
organ prolapse, but the bladder is affected most often.
What are the Side Effects of Pelvic Mesh?
Between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received
more than 1,000 reports associating pelvic mesh with a variety of painful
medical complications. Some of the most common concerns involved:
- Erosion through the vaginal wall
- Urinary issues
- Recurrent prolapse/incontinence
According to the FDA, pelvic mesh implants caused "serious complications."
Additionally, the FDA noted that it decreased the patients' quality
of life and sometimes resulted in dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse.)
Treatment options are limited and often involve removing the mesh, IV
therapy, hematoma/abscess drainage and blood transfusions.
Safer Treatment Options
Pelvic organ prolapse is a significant problem for women in the United
States. However, many women never exhibit any symptoms and don't require
treatment. If you begin to experience symptoms, your doctor may prescribe
the following initial treatment:
- Pelvic floor exercises
- High-fiber diet
- Less caffeine in your diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Avoid heaving lifting
These treatment options may help mild prolapse. Serious cases of pelvic
organ prolapse can be treatable with a hysterectomy.
Transvaginal Mesh Claims in St. Louis
According to the FDA, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse affect
millions of women across the country. In 2011, more than 275,000 women
underwent transvaginal mesh surgery. Today, many of these patents suffer
from serious and painful medical complications. If you or a loved one
is suffering because of a transvaginal mesh implant, contact a St. Louis
personal injury lawyer from our firm today. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord,
LLC, we are dedicated to helping people like you get the money they deserve.
We treat each of our clients with compassion and respect. Our lawyers
are personally invested in each of the cases they handle and always strive
to achieve the highest level of professionalism in their work. With more
than a century of combined legal experience, Meyerkord & Meyerkord
can help you find peace of mind about your personal injury claim. Call
us to see what the attorneys from Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC can do
for your pelvic mesh claim.
Contact us today!