Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that afflicts many women. It occurs when a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, drops from where it is supposed to be and pushes against the vaginal walls.
A significant number of woman who have suffered from pelvic organ prolapse have undergone surgery to install vaginal mesh in hope that this will relieve their POP symptoms. Unfortunately, women who chose to use vaginal mesh often experience severe problems that can cause serious complications. In fact, in a recent release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned patients of the seriousness of the potential side effects.
The frequent complications from vaginal mesh have recently made those implants the focus of many class-action lawsuits. If you have a vaginal mesh implant and are worried about what the symptoms might be, you should watch for these problems that have been associated with mesh implants:
- Mesh erosion through the vaginal wall, urethra, bladder, or bowel
- Urinary tract infections
- Clear, slimy discharge
- Internal and external abscesses
- Pain in lower back
- Scar tissue
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to speak with your doctor as soon as possible. Failing to do so may result in further complications. Your doctor will be able to tell you the next steps to take to protect your health.
If you have a vaginal mesh implant, you may be entitled to compensation. You may benefit from joining a pharmaceutical class-action lawsuit for your situation. Learn more about your legal options and how we can help by filling out the contact form found on this page.