Transvaginal Mesh Repair
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the risk of complications with transvaginal surgical mesh products. Patients who experience pain or other problems with transvaginal mesh may be forced to undergo repair surgery in order to correct problems that occurred after the mesh implantation.
Surgical mesh products are used to repair damaged or weakened tissue, including hernia repair surgery. For women, these products can be permanently implanted to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
According to the FDA’s warning, patients who are treated with transvaginal mesh for SUI or POP may experience severe complications, including vaginal mesh erosion, pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse or other problems. The agency stated that it had received thousands of reports since 2005 of complications regarding transvaginal surgical mesh products, many of which required surgery or hospitalization.
The most common side effect reported by transvaginal mesh patients is erosion of the mesh into the vaginal tissue. Patients who experience vaginal mesh erosion may be forced to undergo multiple surgeries in order to correct this problem. The FDA has stated that even in cases where multiple repair surgeries are performed, it may still be impossible for doctors to fully treat complications caused by transvaginal mesh products.
If you or a loved one received transvaginal mesh to treat SUI or POP and experienced problems with the product, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the 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.