The Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor System, like many other popular brands of vaginal mesh, has recently been linked to several complications.  In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 1,000 reports of complications associated with vaginal mesh devices, such as Gynecare mesh, over the last three years. Unfortunately, some Gynecare mesh complications are life-threatening and may cause significant pain.

If you have been treated with Gynecare Prolift mesh or another type of transvaginal mesh or vaginal sling,  and you’ve experienced symptoms of transvaginal mesh infection or transvaginal mesh erosion, protect your right to a legal remedy. Contact a Gynecare Mesh Lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard and schedule a confidential, no-cost Gynecare Mesh Lawsuit consultation.

Gynecare Mesh Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Gynecare mesh is commonly used to treat women suffering from different

types of pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that occurs when a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, drops (“prolapses”) from its normal position and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Most often, pelvic organ prolapse occurs as a result of weakened pelvic muscles from childbirth or surgery.

Gynecare Mesh Erosion

According to the FDA, one of the most frequently reported Gynecare mesh complications is erosion through the vaginal epithelium, which is the thin lining covering the vaginal wall. In some cases, Gynecare mesh erosion may occur because a patient suffers some trauma during insertion of the surgical mesh. Examples of trauma that may occur during insertion of Gynecare mesh include bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation.

Gynecare Mesh Infection

Serious infection is another Gynecare complication frequently reported to the FDA. According to news reports, Gynecare mesh infection most likely occurs in one of two ways. First, Gynecare mesh infection may be caused by trauma that occurs during insertion of the mesh. Second, the Gynecare mesh design may inhibit surrounding tissue from receiving nutrients and oxygen, causing impaired healing, which can lead to infection.  

 

Gynecare Mesh Dyspareunia

Discomfort and pain from Gynecare mesh complications, such as erosion and infection, has caused some patients to suffer from dyspareunia. The medical term for painful sexual intercourse, dyspareunia is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during, or after sex and that causes a person distress. When caused by Gynecare mesh, treatment of dyspareunia may require surgical procedures to remove the surgical mesh device.

Gynecare Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has experienced Gynecare mesh complications, such as dyspareunia or infection, you may be entitled to file a Gynecare mesh lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. With a Gynecare mesh lawsuit, you could be compensated for medical bills, pain & suffering, lost income and more.

Contact A Gynecare Lawyer

If you or a family member were injured by a vaginal mesh device, such as Gynecare mesh, contact an experienced lawyer today to learn more about your legal right and options, including your chances at succeeding in a Gynecare mesh lawsuit.

Published November 17, 2011 by