Organ perforation is a severe transvaginal mesh complication that occurs when rough edges of the mesh puncture the vagina or nearby organs such as the bladder or rectum after surgery. This can cause urine or fecal matter to seep into the blood stream and result in life-threatening infections.
Organ perforation is one of the most common side effects experienced by patients who undergo surgery with transvaginal mesh and can cause extreme pain and discomfort. While the bladder is the most commonly perforated organ, transvaginal mesh can also perforate the intestines, rectum, vagina, and blood vessels.
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about complications experienced by women who have undergone treatment with surgical mesh products. The FDA stated that treatment with surgical mesh carried risks of additional complications and was no more effective at treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) than traditional surgical repair.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications after transvaginal mesh surgery such as organ perforation or vaginal mesh erosion, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, 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.