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Transvaginal mesh is an implant most used to treat two medical conditions: pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence in women. The surgical mesh is placed through the vagina and implanted to create a bladder sling or pelvic sling, or used to reinforce the wall of the vagina. Unfortunately, the product design and implantation technique contributed to serious complications, such as organ perforation and erosion.
The FDA has a safety bulletin warning doctors, health care professionals and patients that the placement of transvaginal mesh may present greater risk for the patient than other non-mesh procedures. The FDA stated that complications from the implantation of transvaginal mesh include erosion of the mesh into the vaginal tissue, organ perforation, pain, infection, painful intercourse, and urinary and fecal incontinence.
Additional surgical procedures, blood transfusions and other treatments may be necessary to treat these complications, which can cause excruciating pain with normal activities such as sitting down, walking and having intercourse. In certain cases, this can require multiple procedures without successfully removing all the mesh.
At the Huntsville, Alabama law offices of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., our medical device lawyers protect the rights of people who suffered injuries from the use of transvaginal mesh and other dangerous medical products.
If you or a loved one have suffered painful injuries from the use of transvaginal mesh, we will evaluate your situation to determine if there is a claim against the manufacturer. For a free initial consultation, contact us today.
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