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Symptoms of Surgical Mesh Complications

Posted on November 15, 2011

Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) July 13th warning about synthetic surgical mesh, the Florida transvaginal mesh lawyers at Farah & Farah have been hearing from women who say they feel the surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence caused more complications than it cured.

How do you know you are experiencing mesh complications?

It may be difficult to determine the source of your pain and discomfort because the symptoms can vary and can be somewhat obscure, and also they may not surface immediately after surgery. Some symptoms take years to show up and present in a general feeling of something being wrong. Other symptoms are immediate and obvious.

Some common symptoms of transvaginal mesh failure may include:

  • Pain with Intercourse – If mesh is placed too close to the vagina or protrudes into the vagina, a partner can feel the mesh which can cause lacerations.
  • Mesh Contraction – Synthetic prolene mesh is known to harden and can even move after it’s been implanted. The mesh can erode into the vagina or poke into organs, which can lead to pain and infection as well as a feeling of extreme pulling.
  • Nerve Damage – Mesh is anchored in the pelvis and can attach to nerve endings or injure nerves when it is implanted. This is a pain that does not go away, even if the mesh can be removed.

Farah & Farah has heard from women who can no longer move normally and must spend the day lying down, and some are on narcotics just to get through the day. In some cases, the pain from a nerve injury is permanent. The question is whether it is the mesh placement, the mesh design, or its bio incapability with the human body, but mesh complications are real and women and even men are just now beginning to speak out; others who spoke out before the FDA notification were not taken seriously.

Farah & Farah takes these cases very seriously and we are prepared to offer you a complimentary consultation with a medical professional and our personal injury attorneys to try and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Call us at 1 (800) 533-3555, and remember there is a time limit within which to bring any case against the mesh manufacturer for a defective medical device.