Since 2005, the FDA has received over 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of serious, life-threatening complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Typically, the mesh devices are placed “transvaginally” utilizing tools that assist in giving the patient a minimally invasive procedure.
The FDA has stated that the most frequently reported complications have included the following:
- Erosion through vaginal epithelium
- Urinary problems
- Recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- Bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion
- Vaginal scarring
- Mesh erosion
- Other possible serious, life-threatening side effects
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an updated safety communication warning health care providers and patients that surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options.
The attorneys at Fields, Dehmlow & Vessels are accepting patients who have been injured by a transvaginal mesh device.
If you or a loved one has experienced problems with a vaginal mesh device, please contact us at 740-374-5346.