Transvaginal mesh is a web-like medical implant made of polypropylene. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women. These conditions are often occur after childbirth, a hysterectomy and menopause.
The transvaginal mesh implant design and implantation technique is known to create health complications. Over 40,000 women have filed lawsuits for serious injuries suffered as a result of improperly designed and tested transvaginal mesh products. Common transvaginal mesh issues include such as:
- erosion or contraction which causes complications such as bleeding, severe pelvic pain pain, urinary problems and pain during intercourse;
- shrinkage of the mesh after being inserted and
- organ perforation.
In many instances, additional surgeries have been necessitated after transvaginal mesh failures.
Transvaginal Mesh FDA Warning
The FDA has received thousands of reports of adverse events involving the mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued notifications to doctors and patients warning that surgical mesh products may cause problems. In this warning, the FDA said that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP (pelvic organ prolapse) are not rare. The FDA notification can be found here.
The severe complications have caused much harm to women this implant was supposed to help and damaged their families. If you are a victim of a failed trans vaginal mesh implant injury attorney, Brent Wieand, can help.
For a free and friendly no obligation consultation, call Brent Wieand, an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer that works on a contingency fee at (215) 666-7777.
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