Transvaginal mesh is a device which is surgically implanted into a woman’s vagina (a/k/a pelvic floor) to provide strength and support to tissues which have been damaged as a result of an injury, surgery or childbirth. This product is used to help hold abdominal organs in place and is commonly used as treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
On October 20, 2008, the FDA issued a warning to consumers and health practitioners about serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. Some of those complications include:
- erosion through the vaginal epithelium (the outer lining of the vagina that doesn't contain veins or arteries)
- infection from transvaginal mesh
- internal bleeding
- pain (including pain during sex)
- perforation of the bowels, bladder and/or blood vessels (primarily during insertion of the device)
- resurgence of POP and/or SUI
- vaginal scarring
If you or a loved one has suffered from one or more of these conditions as a result of using transvaginal mesh, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us at (478) 745-9002 for a free consultation.