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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits FAQ

What are the most common side effects of transvaginal mesh?

The most common side effect reported by transvaginal mesh users is vaginal mesh erosion. Vaginal mesh erosion occurs when the mesh wears through the vaginal tissue, shifting from its original position and coming into contact with surrounding tissue and organs. Transvaginal mesh side effects can also include severe pain, infection, sexual problems, urinary problems, bleeding and in some cases, organ perforation.


How often do women who underwent surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) experience vaginal mesh erosion?

Approximately 10% of women who underwent surgery with transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse experienced mesh erosion within one year, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In some transvaginal mesh cases, women have been forced to undergo repeat surgery to remove the product or to readdress their original medical condition.


Has the FDA issued warnings about the transvaginal mesh implant?

In 2011, the FDA issued a warning stating that transvaginal mesh devices should be reclassified as having a high risk of harming patients. This warning occurred after reports of complications related to transvaginal mesh increased by five-fold between 2008 and 2010.


How many transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed?

More than 1,000 patients have filed lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturers. Women who received the transvaginal mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence have alleged that they suffered severe pain or other complications from the product.


Am I eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has suffered complications from transvaginal mesh after pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence repair surgery, 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.

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