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Surgical Mesh Lawyers Offer Free Case Review After FDA Issues Warning Regarding Serious Complications from Transvaginal Placement of of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Transvaginal Mesh Leads to Severe Side Effects

Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).  A transvaginal mesh implant supports weakened pelvic muscles and sagging pelvic organs.  While not going as far as to issue a transvaginal mesh recall, the FDA recently warned surgeons and patients against the use of mesh to treat POP.  A 2011 FDA Warning regarding the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence (which followed an initial vaginal mesh warning issued in 2008) outlined severe transvaginal mesh problems caused by the erosion of the mesh through the vagina. This circumstance can cause debilitating pain, bleeding, organ damage, urinary problems and recurrent prolapse.  The FDA’s warning stated that this condition is not uncommon and that there is no clear evidence that mesh offers any surgical advantage over other methods.

The implantation of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse is considered a permanent procedure in that, once implanted, the mesh can never be fully removed.  Women who have encountered mesh problems may continue to suffer the effects for the rest of their lives.  Many women have been required to undergo multiple – up to ten – repair surgeries in order to extract pieces of mesh.  For a medical device that offers no clear advantage over regular stitches, surgical mesh is proving to be a seriously flawed medical product, especially with transvaginal placement.  Nine separate companies manufacture transvaginal mesh, all of which have proved to have side effects for far too many users.  These companies, including Johnson & Johnson (having faced one medical device recall after another in recent years), advertise the use of mesh to treat POP as the latest and best technological advance in urogynecology.  The 2011 FDA Safety Warning reveals that transvaginal mesh placement is more harmful than it is beneficial. 

Since 2008, the numbers of women reporting side effects from mesh have risen substantially.   In the last three years (2008-2010), the number of pelvic mesh complaints has tripled over the preceding three years, half of which were the result of failed POP repair.

This website offers comprehensive information about vaginal mesh and why it’s used to treat pelvic organ prolapse; when it was known that transvaginal implantation of mesh was harmful; where to find details about the FDA transvaginal mesh warning and the rights you may have if you or a family member has suffered from surgical mesh side effects.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair Vaginal Mesh Side Effects

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Vaginal Mesh Side Effects

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a condition that is most common among women who’ve given birth at some point in their lives, though it also occurs after hysterectomy or some other pelvic surgeries.  Read this page to learn more details about what pelvic organ prolapse is, how POP repair surgery works and what surgical mesh side effects can occur with transvaginal placement.  If you are suffering from side effects possibly related to POP repair surgery, this information may help you to understand why surgical mesh may have been used and the alternatives you may now have.

FDA Transvaginal Mesh Warning

FDA Transvaginal Mesh WarningThe FDA issued a Safety Communication on July 13, 2011, on the use of vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  This mesh warning was a follow-up to an earlier warning, released in 2008.  Citing new information culled from a recent review of literature as well as compalaints made to the FDA since 2008, this recent mesh warning advises surgeons and patients against the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  Read here to find out what the new mesh warning says, why the FDA advises against the use of transvaginal mesh placement, who is most at risk for surgical mesh side effects, and when these problems are likely to surface. 

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit FAQs

Pelvic Mesh FAQ's - Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit FAQs

This section answers questions about what pelvic organ prolapse is, how vaginal mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, who can file a surgical mesh lawsuit and the steps to do so, why transvaginal mesh lawsuits are not class action lawsuits, and answers to other mesh lawsuit questions you may have.

Pelvic Mesh Lawyers Offer Transvaginal Mesh Case Review

Pelvic Mesh Lawyers
Transvaginal mesh lawyers represent women who have suffered from side effects of vaginal mesh implantation through pelvic organ prolapse repair. We are experienced at representing clients throughout the country in complex medical cases. Our attorneys are currently offering free, no-obligation mesh lawsuit review to persons who have had POP repair surgery. A mesh lawyer will work to recover lost wages, pay for medical bills and compensate for the pain associated with vaginal mesh problems. This section gives more information about what to expect from a mesh lawyer and how we handle mesh cases.

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