Medical Devices and Medical Device Safety Litigation.
Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic sling or bladder mesh, is a vaginal mesh support system that is used to help with pelvic organ prolapse as well as urinary incontinence.
The FDA recently issued a warning against using synthetic transvaginal mesh as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Vaginal mesh procedures have been linked to reports of increased infection risk, urinary complications, bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforations. In addition there is risk of an additional pelvic prolapse and sexual complications.
For patients who have had vaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and are pleased with their surgery and are not having complications or symptoms, there is no need to take any action other than regular check-ups and follow-up visits to the doctor.
However, patients with complications or symptoms after surgery should alert their health care provider. If you are still worried and not sure if your doctor used a mesh and/or do not know what kind of mesh was used in your surgery, do not hesitate to call the health care provider who handled your procedure to ask any questions you might have. You may also contact a transvaginal mesh attorney to discuss your legal rights.
Our female attorneys are experienced in the complications and risks associated with the vaginal mesh procedure understands the sensitive nature of the topic.
If you have experienced vaginal mesh complications following pelvic organ prolapse surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery, Dobbs & Tittle may be able to help you obtain compensation for the vaginal mesh problems you are experiencing. We invite you to contact us for a free initial consultation.
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