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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
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Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
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State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

How Transvaginal Mesh Can Result in Dangerous Erosion

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law

When some women reported issues of pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence to their doctors, transvaginal mesh was offered as a potential solution. Transvaginal mesh is a hammock-like piece of mesh that is implanted through the vagina in order to support the pelvic organs. However, many patients who underwent the procedure later discovered that potentially dangerous complications are associated with the surgery. These complications are in many cases painful and difficult to repair.

An Overview of Transvaginal Mesh and Its Link to Erosion

One of the most serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh is the risk of erosion. The following is an overview of how transvaginal mesh can lead to erosion, and the harm that it ultimately may cause:

  1. Erosion occurs when the mesh device gradually moves through the wall of the vagina.
  2. In some cases, the mesh device can also move through into surrounding organs.
  3. Erosion can lead to several dangerous complications, including damage to the bladder or bowel, development of an abscess, and intense pain. In addition, erosion can cause a recto-vaginal fistula. Recto-vaginal fistulas are small tunnels that connect the rectum to the vagina, resulting from the mesh device having moved out of place.
  4. Erosion can lead to exposure, also known as extrusion or protrusion. This means that the mesh can be seen externally.
  5. Patients experiencing erosion often are unable to have sexual intercourse.
  6. Victims may also experience urinary tract erosion, which can result in recurrent infections.
  7. Patients experiencing erosion caused by transvaginal mesh may require additional surgeries in order to remove the device and repair the damage that it caused.

Unfortunately for the victims, removal of the vaginal mesh is not always possible. Complete removal is a very difficult process in many cases. Even after multiple surgeries have been performed in an attempt to remove the mesh, some pieces may remain. If you or a loved one underwent surgery to implant transvaginal mesh and suffered complications as a result, we can help protect your legal rights. Contact us today at 888-526-7616 for more information.