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Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Have Consequences for Couples

April 23, 2015

After transvaginal mesh products began to be introduced to the pharmaceutical market, many women thought that the mesh devices would bring them comfort after suffering from intimate discomforts like pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Transvaginal mesh slings or patches were created as alternatives to more invasive abdominal procedures but have so far, created painful and costly problems for tens and thousands of women. These complications can include pain, nerve damage, infection, painful sexual intercourse and recurrence of POP or SUI.

Given the various negative side effects that have emerged from these products, thousands of women have already begun filing legal claims against the several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products and man have so far won substantial claims. Although many women allege physical pain, they also allege that the products caused suffering in their personal and emotional lives, a pain that can’t be fixed with a financial settlement.

Transvaginal mesh products, as noted above, can lead to painful sexual intercourse. Others may experience pain and infections. For many partners, this means limiting or altogether putting a stop to the physical component of their relationship. This in turn can cause stress on the relationship and lead to problems within the relationship, which can then lead to marital problems and divorce. That’s why it’s important for those who have suffered because of a transvaginal mesh product to know that they and their partner may have legal recourse for both individual’s pain and suffering.

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by these devices have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


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