Transvaginal mesh products have become mired in controversy surrounding their safety in the past few years. Many lawsuits have cropped up surrounding women who have had the implants after surgery. These women have all experienced a plethora of symptoms which affect their day-to-day lives.
Imagine being so devoid of sensation about certain things that you cannot feel that you need to urinate. It happens to babies and it happens to some as they age. However, when it strikes a woman in her forties, there is often a medical reason for such things occurring.
Normally, urinary incontinence occurs when a person bends over, laughs, or coughs. However, for one patient who had transvaginal mesh implanted after surgery to remove fibroids, the case is far worse. Before being implanted with the transvaginal mesh, she claims to have had a normal bladder. Afterwards, she lost all sensation. She now has to time visits to the bathroom or risk an accident.
One of the most severe side effects of transvaginal mesh, of many side effects, is nerve damage. The nerve damage can be so bad that Dr. Vigna, a writer from meshnewsdesk, says he would “rather be paralyzed from the waist down” than to suffer this side effect from transvaginal mesh.
This is not the only symptom that the woman has suffered. She also feels abdominal pain and sexual intercourse has become painful.
The woman’s name was not mentioned to protect her privacy.
Another woman, Linda Gross, suffered injuries so severe from a Prolift transvaginal mesh that she was unable to work, engage in sexual contact with her husband, or sit for more than 20 minutes. She was awarded a $3.35 million dollar settlement in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
Symptoms of nerve damage caused by transvaginal mesh may not appear immediately following its implantation. It can take months, or sometimes years, for symptoms to present. This delay can cause medical professionals who are not familiar with complication to overlook transvaginal mesh as the cause.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the implantation of transvaginal mesh, contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will evaluate your case and help you get the compensation that you deserve.