Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the use of transvaginal mesh can expose patients to a greater risk of complications than other methods of surgical vaginal repair. The FDA stated that patients undergoing mesh repair surgery could experience severe side effects such as vaginal mesh erosion and organ perforation.
Transvaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Gynecologists began using surgical mesh to repair POP or SUI in the 1970s and manufacturers developed specially designed products for use in these surgeries.
The FDA has warned of several complications linked to the use of transvaginal mesh, including vaginal mesh erosion, pain, infection, urinary problems, bleeding and organ perforation. Since 2007, reports of complications associated with the use of surgical mesh for POP repair surgery have risen to five times the number of reports received over the preceding three years.
More than 600 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of these products. In addition to painful side effects, some patients required repeat surgeries in order to correct complications with their transvaginal mesh.
If you or a loved one received a transvaginal mesh during surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse and suffered complications from the device, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal evaluation, contact the transvaginal mesh lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.