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Synthetic Transvaginal Mesh has been linked to increased risks of urinary complications; sexual problems that include dispareunia; pelvic prolapse; and/or bladder, bowel, blood vessel perforations. Complications include bleeding, chronic pain, erosion, infection. If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal or pelvic mesh, contact a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer for a free legal consultation regarding a potential Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit.
Transvaginal/Pelvic Mesh News Updates:
Transvaginal Mesh FDA Safety Communication
In July of 2011, MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, released a safety update stating that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for Transvaginal repair of POP (Pelvic organprolapse) are not rare.” The safety communication also noted that this information is a change from what the FDA reported in 2008.
Anyone who has experienced any of the risks associated with vaginal mesh may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. To contact a Transvaginal Mesh lawyer for a free consultation and Transvaginal Mesh lawsuit information, call Matthews and Associates toll free at 1-888-520-5202 or fill out the contact form.
What is Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)?
Transvaginal mesh is a surgical device used to treat problems in women such as pelvic prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a type of hernia that sometimes occurs in women after childbirth. In 2002, the FDA approved a medical device called Transvaginal mesh to help reinforce or to better secure the organs. POP occurs in approximately 30% to 50% of women after childbirth.
Complications Associated With TVM
In 2011, the FDA announced it had received reports of some 3,000 complications associated with Transvaginal mesh. The most common of these complications – or “side effects” (as if they weren’t REAL effects – include:
- Mesh erosion
- Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse)
- Urinary problems
- Organ perforation
Transvaginal Mesh Resources
Synthetic Mesh Manufacturers
The FDA said nine manufacturers were mentioned in the reports of post-surgical transvaginal mesh complications. Most adverse events have been noted among mesh made by these corporations:
- C.R. Bard, MDL No. 2187: Some 4,000 lawsuits.
- American Medical Systems, MDL No. 2325: 8,600 lawsuits.
- Boston Scientific, MDL No. 2326: 12,000 lawsuits.
- Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, MDL No. 2327: 16,000 lawsuits.
- Coloplast Corp, MDL No. 2387: 680 lawsuits.
- Cook Medical, MDL No. 2440: 42 lawsuits.