TransVaginal Mesh (TVM)
Complications to women after undergoing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair surgery and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with a trans vaginal mesh may have legal recourse. The FDA announced recently (July, 2011) that patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair with a surgical mesh have an increased risk of complications compared to women who undergo other surgical treatments.
Manufacturers failed to warn patients and doctors about the increased riks for women after surgery. As a result, women suffering trans vaginal mesh complications may be able to file a claim seeking compensation for medical bills for pain and suffering.
If this sounds like your experience after pelvic organ prolapse surgery there may be legal options to pursue. Have you experienced complications as described above? If so you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free, no obligation case review form. Our accomplished attorneys are waiting to talk to you.
The Food and Drug Administrations states that these types of complications are not rare. When facing the decision whether to have transvaginal mesh implant surgery, click on the link below to read the FDA warning on transvaginal mesh products. Here they provide sound advice on questions to ask a doctor about potential risks of surgery.
Eroded Mesh and Infection
Pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery can be performed through the abdomen or vagina. This process uses stitches or a surgical mesh to reinforce the repair and support pelvic organs. The complications reported by women go as follows:
- Mesh erosion
- Vaginal scarring
- Urinary problems
- Pain during sex
- Bladder, bowel, and blood vessel perforation
From 2008 to 2010 the FDA reported over 1500 mesh complications as a result of pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Not all of these mesh complications indicate whether the patient underwent POP surgery through the vagina or abdomen.
Our lawyers have responded to the FDA mesh warnings and are available to review any claim of vaginal mesh complications. There are a variety of vaginal meshes and bladder slings that may give women issues, including some of the following:
- Mentor ObTape
- Bard Pelvic Meshes (PelviSoft, PelviLace and Pelvicol products)
- AMS Mini Arc Single Incision Sling
- Avaulta Vaginal Meshes (Biosynthetic, Plus and Solo)
- Gynecare Prosima, TVT, Gynemesh and Prolift products
- Tyco IVS
- AMS BioArc, Elevate, Perigee and Apogee
- Coloplast Mesh
- Caldera Mesh
- Lynx, Obtryx, Prefyx PPS, Boston Scientific Arise, Pinnacle, Solyx and Advantage Fit
Women experiencing complications, expensive medical bills, suffering and pain should seek legal counsel to determine their options. Fill out our form and don’t hesitate because there is a time limit in filing vaginal mesh lawsuits. Contact us today and we will explain your rights.