Tranvaginal Mesh Implant Dallas
Women Sick Due to Transvaginal Mesh Implants
Transvaginal surgical mesh was created to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Pelvic organ prolapse is diagnosed when a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken and organs like the bladder, rectum and uterus drop and push against the vaginal wall.
Typically, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence are experienced by women after a hysterectomy, menopause or childbirth.
“Transvaginal” refers to the type of surgical technique used to implant the mesh via the vagina, although the mesh can be inserted through the abdomen, as well.
There are natural trans-vaginal mesh implants made from animal sources; animal-derived mesh is absorb able. Generally, the tissue used to produce these mesh implants are from a cow or pig.
Absorbable or animal derived mesh will degrade and lose strength over time. It is not intended to provide long-term reinforcement to the repair site.
“Non-absorbable mesh will remain in the body indefinitely and is considered a permanent implant. It is used to provide permanent reinforcement in strength to the urogynecologic repair” says the FDA website.
Recommended implantation techniques described by trans-vaginal mesh manufacturers clearly contributed to serious complications: pelvic infection, erosion of vaginal tissues and puncture or perforation of pelvic organs.
Synthetic trans-vaginal mesh is made of plastic called polypropylene.
Polypropylene is deemed non-toxic to humans.
In fact, polypropylene that is made into trans-vaginal mesh products is the same plastic used in making milk jugs, yogurt cups and clothing.
Recently, an inadvertent discovery could have wide-ranging consequences.
According to the Journal Science, the chemicals quaternary ammonium biocides and oleamide were leaching from polypropylene, one of the most commonly used plastics in the world. The respected Journal went on to say “…not enough is known about the two substances leaking from the plastic – quaternary ammonium biocides and oleamide – to know what hazard, if any, they might pose through exposure to consumer products made from polypropylene.
Said Rebecca Sutton, senior scientist with Environmental Working Group, a U.S.-based advocacy organization, “We simply don’t want these chemicals getting into our bodies,”.
Trans-vaginal implants are within the body.
There may be complications from a trans-vaginal mesh implant that mask themselves as other symptoms;
being overly emotional
feeling that something is not quite right
feeling of your organs falling out of your body
feeling toxic, fatigued for no reason, headaches and nausea
Symptoms may be thought of as “hormonal” issues.
Signs You May Have a Trans-vaginal Mesh issue:
Inflammation, irritation or infection to the urogynocological tract
Damaged blood vessels in the pelvic region
Pain during sexual intercourse
Puncture or perforation to bladder, urethra or bowel
The exposure of mesh patch internally
No relief from urinary incontinence after TVM surgery
Feeling of urinary obstruction, difficulty urinating
Statute of limitations for a trans-vaginal mesh in Texas?
Limits on beginning litigation are within two years of the implantation; from the date the implant surgery occurs.
Often times the symptoms of Trans-vaginal mesh creating problems may be experienced several years after the surgery, not just immediately after the surgery.
Nearly 100,000 lawsuits filed by women injured by Trans-vaginal mesh are now pending in U.S. Courts.
In the three year period between 2010 and 2013 seven women died as a result of this product failure.
If you believe you have been injured by a trans-vaginal mesh implantation, call Brian Loncar and Associates personal injury Attorneys now!