The transvaginal mesh supports weak or damaged vaginal walls caused by urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Although the transvaginal mesh has helped thousands of female patients control these disorders, the defective medical device received a strong warning from the FDA on Oct. 20, 2008.
The FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from women suffering serious injuries from the transvaginal mesh. The most common reported side effects of the transvaginal mesh include:
- Internal bleeding
- Punctures in the bladder, bowels and blood vessels
- Pain during sex
The FDA has not yet discovered which characteristics put some patients at a higher risk for transvaginal mesh complications. However, contributing factors may include the patient’s general health, the type of mesh material, the size of the transvaginal mesh and the surgical technique. Treatment of transvaginal mesh side effects include additional surgical procedures, intravenous therapy, blood transfusions and drainage of abscesses.
If you or a loved one was injured from transvaginal mesh complications, you may be eligible for compensation. A transvaginal mesh lawyer can help your recover damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact our transvaginal mesh attorneys today by filling out our free case review form on the right.