To date, thousands of women all over Ireland have received transvaginal mesh surgery for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. A large number of these surgeries have been successful but unfortunately, there are hundreds of women who have been left in pain and will suffer for the rest of their lives.

What is a Transvaginal Mesh?

The mesh is a net-like implant. It comes in a number of forms including a “sling”, “tape”, “ribbon”, “mesh” and “hammock”. The aim of the mesh is to support the weakened organs.

What are the complications which can arise?

Complications and side effects of a transvaginal mesh implant can include:

  • Mesh eroding through the vaginal walls
  • Organ perforation
  • Vaginal scarring/shrinkage
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse(dyspareunia)
  • Problems walking and sitting

Are mesh products used for any other surgeries?

Mesh is routinely used for hernia repair. Negligence claims have also been taken from problems arising from the improper use of surgical mesh for hernia repair.

James McSweeney Solicitors are at present dealing with a number of surgical mesh negligence claims.  If you or someone you know is suffering from any of the above symptoms and would like legal advice please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 4521200.

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