You’ve been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, or POP. Now what?
The transvaginal mesh device was originally heralded as a major breakthrough for women suffering from POP after childbirth, menopause, or hysterectomy. The mesh would support the organs, thereby
- Restoring the organs to their normal position; and
- Restoring normal function of the organs, correcting urinary, bowel, or sexual dysfunction.
Risks of Synthetic Mesh
On July 13, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release warning that the transvaginal mesh had been conclusively linked to the following:
- Erosion of the mesh through the vaginal tissue;
- Pain during sexual intercourse;
- Urinary problems; and
- Organ perforation from surgical tools used in the placement of the mesh.
The complications have led to additional surgeries; inability to sit, have sexual intercourse, or drive; decreased quality of life; and severe physical and emotional pain.
Despite the FDA warning, many physicians continue to favor transvaginal mesh surgery in Kentucky for treatment of POP. Before you commit to this controversial procedure, get all the facts. Speak to your physician and, if possible, women who have had the surgery. Ask your doctor about alternatives. Find out what to expect after POP surgery in Kentucky and what kind of symptoms to be concerned about.
If you are experiencing transvaginal mesh complications in Kentucky, contact the Louisville transvaginal mesh lawyers at Gray and White Law toll free at 888-450-4456 or locally at 502-210-8942. We will speak with you, for free, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.