Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Many women who suffer pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a medical condition that occurs when the internal support structure of the vagina fails, undergo a surgical procedure in which a transvaginal mesh is inserted to help hold the women's internal organs, such as the urethra, cervix, and rectum, in place.
A recent study regarding transvaginal meshes published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed troubling results with these procedures, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns, "The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion."
FDA Proposing Ban on Mesh
The FDA met to discuss a potential ban on the mesh after receiving more than 3,875 injury reports associated with the mesh, three of which involved fatalities. The FDA issued an urgent safety communication advising patients and their healthcare providers to consider alternatives to transvaginal mesh (TVM).
If you or someone you care about has a transvaginal mesh implant to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and suffered any of the above symptoms, please contact Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris for a free, confidential legal consultation.
Transvaginal mesh injuries can be severe and even life threatening. If you or someone you care about was the victim of a defective TVM, the Birmingham transvaginal mesh lawyers at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris are ready to fight for you. Pick up the phone and call us at (800) 852-6299 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
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