Our Louisville vaginal mesh injury attorneys know that many women have suffered unnecessary complications as a result of a vaginal mesh implant. On top of all the news stories and health risks, the FDA has released a statement warning women against the procedure, saying there is little benefit and multiple dangers of using a mesh device to correct pelvic organ prolapse.
The FDA has concluded that:
- Transvaginal mesh repairs carry more risks than traditional non-mesh procedures.
- There is no evidence to support that using mesh for vaginal repairs provides any additional benefits compared to surgeries that do not use mesh.
- Transvaginal mesh surgeries for organ prolapse may not cure prolapse symptoms.
- Insertion complications include bowel perforation, bladder perforation, and ruptured blood vessels.
- The most frequently reported complications included mesh erosion, infections, pain, incontinence, urinary problems and recurrence of prolapse.
- The mesh used in these procedures often contracts once inside the vagina. This can contribute to vaginal shortening, tightening, and pain.
- Mesh erosion can cause vaginal scarring, severe pelvic pain, or a complete inability to engage in intercourse.
- Patients have reported a significant decrease in quality of life as a result of pain and sexual discomfort.
Women who suffered serious complications as a result of the mesh implants were forced to undergo additional hospital treatments, including blood transfusions, a second surgical procedure to remove the mesh, IV therapy, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses.
If your doctor did not give you all the facts about transvaginal mesh surgery, the attorneys at Gray and White can help you fight for your rights. Call us today at (800) 634-8767 or click the contact link on this page to start on your FREE private consultation.