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Transvaginal Mesh: What are the Complications?

In an effort to help provide relief to women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP), manufacturers released what is known as transvaginal mesh. This synthetic graft was used in a surgical procedure to be placed against the damaged area within the vaginal walls to help provide support. In 2008, the FDA released a warning about this type of procedure noting that there were recorded adverse side effects. They had received over 1,000 reports of complications and had noted that the most common included:

  • Vaginal erosion;
  • Pain and infection;
  • Urinary stress incontinence;
  • Prolapse recurrence; and
  • Organ perforation

While in 2008 they stated that this was a rare occurrence, this changed when they released an updated warning in 2011. In this latest warning, the FDA has stated that adverse side effects are factually not rare at all and that the invasive procedure, in fact, offers no health benefits over traditional methods although it introduces patients to a vast new array of problems.

Since the 2008 warning, they had received almost three thousand reports of complications from the procedure. While erosion through the vaginal tissue was the most common complication, they also noted that after the surgery, the mesh was also prone to shrinking, causing tightening and pain in the vaginal area of the patient.

Due to these complications, many patients have been required to seek additional surgical procedures to correct the issues. In some cases, due to scar tissue or disintegrating mesh, it was impossible for the procedure to be completely fixed – leaving the patient in a place of lengthened suffering.

At the Onder Law Firm, we strongly believe in providing victims with professional legal representation that they can fully rely upon. If you or a loved one have recently been injured by a procedure involving transvaginal mesh, you could be one of many across the nation that have grounds to file a claim. Don't allow yourself to become lost in the shuffle. Get the personalized representation of a heavyweight and allow us to fight for your legal rights.

We have an entire website dedicated to transvaginal mesh lawsuits that we encourage you to visit. There you will find more detailed information regarding this procedure, the complications and what can be done to seek legal recourse. After you have visited, we encourage you to consult with a St. Louis personal injury attorney from our firm.

With a reputation for providing hard-hitting assistance in complex litigation, you can trust that should you choose to contact the Onder Law Firm that you will be able to ready easier. We will fight for you – doing everything that we can to help you obtain the full financial compensation that you deserve.


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