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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Synthetic transvaginal mesh has been linked to increased risks of urinary complications, sexual complications, pelvic prolapse, and bladder, bowel and blood vessel perforations. Reported complications include bleeding, pain and infection.

Vaginal Mesh FDA Safety Communication

In July of 2011, MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, released a safety update stating that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP (Pelvic organprolapse) are not rare.” The safety communication also noted that this information is a change from what the FDA reported in 2008.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information

Anyone who has experienced any of the risks associated with vaginal mesh may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of medical expenses as well as pain and suffering.

What is Vaginal Mesh?

Vaginal mesh is a surgical mesh used to treat problems in women such as pelvic prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a type of hernia that sometimes occurs in women after childbirth. The weakening of pelvic muscles and tissues surrounding organs such as the bladder, uterus, and rectum can be caused by the stress of childbirth. In 2002, the FDA approved a medical device called transvaginal mesh to help reinforce or to better secure the organs. POP occurs in approximately 30% to 50% of women after childbirth.

Complications Associated With Vaginal Mesh

In 2011, the FDA announced that almost 3,000 complications associated with Vaginal mesh were reported. The most common of these complications include:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse)
  • Bleeding
  • Urinary problems
  • Organ perforation

Transvaginal Mesh FAQ

Q: What is Transvaginal Mesh?

A: In women, a vaginal mesh support is a way of repairing a common type of pelvic organ prolapsed, which occurs when pelvic organs fall out of place, by stitching the connective tissue in the vaginal wall muscle back together.

Q: How Can Tranvaginal Mesh Hurt Me?

A: Transvaginal mesh has been linked to a number of dangerous problems, including reports of infection, pain, urinary problems and bowel, bladder or blood-vessel perforations. Some women have also reported recurrences of the prolapse and the need for more surgeries to attempt to remove surgical mesh that had eroded into the vagina.

Q: I’m not sure if synthetic transvaginal mesh was used in my pelvic organ prolapse procedure. What should I do?

A: Transvaginal mesh complications can include mesh erosion, pain, infection, bleeding, painful sexual intercourse, organ perforation, and urinary problems. For patients who have had vaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and are pleased with their surgery and are not having complications or symptoms, there is no need to take any action other than regular check-ups and follow-up visits to the doctor. Patients with complications or symptoms after surgery should alert their health care provider. If you are still worried and not sure if your doctor used a mesh or do not know what kind of mesh was used in your surgery, do not hesitate to call the health care provider who handled your procedure to ask any questions you might have.

Q: My doctor suggested transvaginal mesh as a treatment option for pelvic organ prolapse. What should I do?

A: There are many treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse. They include non-surgical options, non-mesh surgery (i.e. native tissue or biologic graft vaginal repairs), abdominal or laparoscopic mesh procedures and transvaginal mesh placement. You should feel comfortable with your decision and make sure you fully understand the risks involved.

Vaginal Mesh Resources

2011 FDA Safety Communication

Food and Drug Administration

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