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Vaginal Mesh Revision Surgery

Vaginal Mesh Revision Surgery

Many women who have suffered side effects of vaginal mesh require revision surgery to excise parts of the mesh, or the entire device. Revision surgery can be extremely painful, expensive, time-consuming, and debilitating. Even more troubling, many women must undergo multiple revision surgeries because the device cannot be entirely removed from their body. In some cases, despite multiple surgeries, vaginal mesh causes permanent, disabling side effects — such as chronic pain, vaginal disfigurement, nerve damage, scarring, and more.

What You Can Do & How a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vaginal mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know needed vaginal mesh revision surgery or was injured by vaginal mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Vaginal Mesh Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Vaginal Mesh Revision Surgery

Serious complications of vaginal mesh are “not rare,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These complications often involve erosion of the mesh into the vagina, perforation of internal organs, chronic pain, nerve damage, shrinkage of the mesh, and more.

Most women who suffer from serious side effects of vaginal mesh require vaginal mesh revision surgery (also known as “excision”). This usually involves removing parts of the mesh, but may also involve removing the entire device.

Some women may require multiple surgeries to remove parts of the device. With each surgery, there is a risk of scarring, nerve damage, and disfigurement. Multiple surgeries can also be very expensive. Christine Scott, a woman who was awarded $5.5 million for her vaginal mesh injuries, required eight surgeries and still has permanent complications.

In some cases, it may not be possible to completely remove vaginal mesh. It is designed as a permanent implant — tissue is supposed to grow into the mesh, forming fibrous tissue that supports weakened muscles in the pelvis. After the mesh is absorbed into the body, it is often difficult to remove entirely. Even if the mesh is completely removed, this may not correct all complications.

Once the mesh is removed, a surgeon will need to correct the prolapse or incontinence that originally required treatment with vaginal mesh. This will likely involve tightening ligaments and muscles using traditional surgical methods, which was what surgeons did before vaginal mesh was invented in the 1990s. During surgery, a woman will likely need IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses in some cases.

Injuries Leading to Revision Surgery

Vaginal mesh has been linked to many severe side effects. The following side effects may, in some cases, require revision surgery:

  • Infection, which may be life-threatening
  • Vaginal mesh erosion
  • Chronic pain in the pelvis
  • Vaginal shrinkage, or shrinkage of vaginal mesh
  • Urinary problems
  • Perforation of the bowel, bladder, vagina, or blood vessels
  • Bleeding
  • Recurrent prolapse or incontinence
  • Nerve damage
  • And more

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

If you decide to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, decreased quality of life, disability, permanent complications, and more. Contact a vaginal mesh lawyer at The Schmidt Firm, PLLC for more information.

As of July 2012, there were at least 650 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) against Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, and Covidien. It is likely that more lawsuits will be filed in the future. If you were injured by vaginal mesh, contact a vaginal mesh attorney immediately — you may still have time to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

Recently, a woman was awarded $5.5 million for her vaginal mesh lawsuit by a jury in Bakersfield, California. The woman, Christine Scott, was implanted with the C.R. Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh. The device perforated her intestine, eroded into her vagina, and caused severe pain. After eight revision surgeries, she still had permanent side effects that significantly decreased her quality of life. The jury also awarded her husband, Ro,y $500,000 for loss of consortium.

Do I have a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting vaginal mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know needed vaginal mesh revision surgery or was injured by vaginal mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Vaginal Mesh Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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