Surgical Mesh Can Create a Surgical Mess

The California Injury Attorney Blog wants you to know about the risks and complications associated with surgical mesh. This is used to treat such conditions as Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP and Stress Urinary Incontinence or SUI.

Surgical mesh is often used to repair these conditions and is placed transvaginally, sometimes with the use of surgical tools that are considered minimally invasive. There are a number of vaginal mesh manufacturers and many of them have reported complications to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The complications associated with this procedure can be very serious. The complications that have been most often reported include: infection, pain, vaginal epithelium erosion, urinary problems, and the return of the very conditions for which the procedure was performed in the first place. Additional complications include perforations that occur during the procedure of the bladder, bowels and blood vessels.

All of the complications associated with the use of transvaginal surgical mesh can bring pain and discomfort to patients, as well as a major reduction in quality of life. Sometimes, the treatment for these problems includes the removal of the mesh. Other treatments include those for infection and other conditions caused by the procedure or subsequent problems arising after the procedure.

If you, or a loved one, has had a surgical mesh procedure and has experienced pain, discomfort or the POP or SUI has not improved, you may need additional treatment.

To learn more about your legal rights with regard to this procedure, please contact the California personal injury law firm of Hersh & Hersh to talk with a lawyer about your situation.