As has been the case for a number of vaginal mesh products, the Gynecare Prolift system has recently been blamed for causing a number of serious complications. Over the past several years, mesh devices of this type have reportedly been responsible for a significant number of health problems, some of which are extremely painful and dangerous.
The purpose of vaginal mesh products such as Gynecare Prolift is to address the issues associated with pelvic organ prolapse. This is a condition developed when, for instance, the bladder drops away from its natural positioning and begins to place pressure against the vaginal walls. Surgical procedures and childbirth are common precipitating events to pelvic organ prolapse.
Unfortunately, a widely reported complication stemming from the use of Gynecare Prolift mesh implant systems is erosion that breaches the vaginal epithelium. Some patients suffer this erosion due to trauma at the time of mesh implantation, which could involve perforation of the bladder, blood vessels or the bowels.
Also troubling is the substantial number of incidents in which severe infection results from the process of Gynecare Prolift implantation. Infection typically either results from a trauma that occurs during insertion of the device, or because the design of the product itself prohibits the transmission of oxygen and essential nutrients to the tissues surrounding the implantation site.
Sadly, the infection and erosion difficulties stemming from implantation of Gynecare Prolift systems have given rise to cases of dyspareunia in many patients. This is, in essence, serious genital discomfort and pain prior to, during or after sexual intercourse. The ensuing distress is often so severe that surgical removal of the mesh implant system is necessary.
Anyone who has suffered any of the above effects after receiving a Gynecare Prolift mesh implant is well-advised to seek the assistance of a seasoned injury attorney. Those who experience the same types of complications reported by so many others may be entitled to financial compensation for the harm sustained. Monetary recovery to make up for lost income, medical expenses, physical pain and emotional distress may be available.
The key is to identify an attorney with the skill and expertise to conduct a thorough assessment of such a claim, marshal the very best evidence in support of it, begin settlement negotiations and, if necessary, formulate a winning trial strategy in order to get the best possible outcome.