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What Is Transvaginal Mesh

Originally used to repair hernias, mesh implants have been and are now being implanted by surgeons to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) in women. Surgical mesh products have been manufactured and continue to be sold by numerous medical device companies, despite warnings from the FDA.

“Even the FDA seriously questions the safety and effectiveness of these mesh products,” deputy director of Public Citizen’s Health research Group, said.

More than 100,000 women a year are fitted by healthcare professionals with surgical mesh to offer additional support for conditions of pelvic organ prolapsed, despite other successful treatments made available within the medical community.

“For women with unresolved pain from mesh that can’t be removed, their options can be limited,” said FDA medical officer Dr. Jill Brown.

Surgical Mesh Side Effects

Unfortunately, recent years have seen alarming reports of serious complications from such treatments, with health regulators warning that one in ten women will suffer pelvic mesh problems. The volume of incidents became so substantial that the FDA issued a public safety notice in late 2008 about vaginal mesh devices and in 2011, warned that complications from TVM products are not rare, and that alternative treatments may be preferable. In 2012, the FDA issued a requirement that manufacturers of the products conduct new clinical trials to assess the risk of serious complications.

Pain, bleeding and urinary incontinence are just some of the side effects some patients experience after being implanted with surgical mesh products.

Additional symptoms and adverse side effects documented by the FDA include:


Continual issues with prolapse or incontinence even after device procedure

Bladder, blood vessel and bowel perforation

Vaginal scarring

Obstruction of the urinary tract

Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence

Painful intercourse

Erosion of the mesh itself

How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help

Patients who have suffered any or all of the above complications may be entitled to substantial compensation. However, in order to secure the financial recovery necessary to resume as normal a life as possible, it is in your best interest to enlist the aid of skilled transvaginal mesh attorneys who have extensive experience with this type of litigation.

The Carlson Law Firm is currently representing a number of transvaginal mesh sufferers. We have a deep understanding of just how daunting it can be to stand up against a major pharmaceutical company or device manufacturer.

A consultation with The Carlson Law Firm is always free, so don’t hesitate to contact us. We care, we can help.

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