The FDA has released urgent warnings about the dangers of transvaginal mesh devices after thousands of women have come forward with reports of serious injuries.

After childbirth or a hysterectomy, a woman’s vaginal walls can weaken and eliminate support to the internal pelvic organs. When this happens, the pelvic organs prolapse, or “drop,” which can lead to stress urinary incontinence. This makes it difficult for women to hold their bladder, especially when coughing, sneezing or laughing.

In response to this problem, the transvaginal mesh was created. The often-permanent vaginal mesh implants are made of porous, synthetic materials, and are implanted into the vaginal walls. Often resembling a mesh sling, the transvaginal mesh device is implanted to support the pelvic organs like the bladder, rectum and uterus.  

What many women did not anticipate were the serious and painful injuries that have resulted from the device, including the mesh eroding through the vagina, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, organ perforation, urinary problems, recurrent prolapse, neuro-muscular problems, vaginal scarring and shrinkage, and emotional problems.

These side effects are a warning that you may be suffering serious—and often permanent—health complications.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries from a transvaginal mesh implant, contact the attorneys at Gray and White Law immediately for a free consultation.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law