Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is an implantable medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Transvaginal meshes are synthetic polypropylene devices that keep the organs—namely the urethra, cervix, bladder, and rectum—from falling out of place and “sagging” inside the body cavity. Health complications, including infection, pain, bladder perforation, bleeding, erosion, fistulas, nerve damage, and vaginal scarring, have been reported in patients treated with transvaginal mesh.
If you or someone you love has had a surgical procedure where a transvaginal mesh (TVM) was inserted, and experienced health complications as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the nationwide personal injury lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys to get the experienced help you deserve. Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
A transvaginal mesh study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed troubling results with these procedures, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns, “The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion.”
Additional TVM health complications include:
- Bladder perforation
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Urinary Problems
- Vaginal scarring
- Recurrence of prolapse, incontinence, or both
- Mesh erosion, exposure, and/or protrusion
FDA Warns About Transvaginal Mesh
The FDA issued its first major safety warning related to vaginal mesh in 2008 because of serious injuries women were suffering, including erosion, pain, infection and urinary problems. The FDA then updated the alert in July 2011 to warn that use of these meshes transvaginally for prolapse offers “no evidence of greater clinical benefit” than if no mesh had been used at all. The warnings were in response to thousands of reported serious complications arising from placement and the use of the devices.
Get Help With Your Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit
Transvaginal mesh injuries can be severe and even life-threatening. If you or someone you care about has suffered from bleeding, infection, or pain after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, contact the experienced transvaginal mesh attorneys at Cory Watson today.
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