Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is an implantable synthetic medical device used to keep women’s organs —such as the urethra, cervix, bladder, and rectum—in place. Statistics indicate that more than 30% of women will experience some form of POP (pelvic organ prolapse) in their lifetime. Most cases occur after childbirth, a hysterectomy, or menopause, and can worsen over time as the tissues that support the organs in the abdomen weaken and fall out of place.
If you or a loved one had transvaginal mesh surgically inserted, and experienced health complications as a result, contact us today by calling (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects and Complications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous reports of side effects arising from the use of TVM. The most frequent side effects and TVM health complications include:
- Mesh erosion, exposure, and/or protrusion
- Severe pelvic pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Urinary tract infections and problems
- Bladder perforation
- Vaginal scarring
- Recurrence of the prolapse
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 an implant, the experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you. Call immediately at (877) 562-0000 or fill out the free online consultation form on this page.
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