Transvaginal mesh

December 02, 2011 @ 12:05 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi transvaginal mesh lawyer, I am aware of the numerous problems facing women after the use of this product. This medical device is often referred to as a bladder mesh, a pelvic sling, or transvaginal mesh. Vaginal mesh support systems are often used by doctors to fix pelvic organ prolapse, as well as stress urinary incontinence. However, they have been known to cause serious internal injuries. These transvaginal mesh patch implants are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, and others. To date, the reported complications include mesh devices from nine (9) different manufacturers.

In 2011, the United States Food & Drug Administration issued a public notice to doctors and transvaginal mesh patients after approximately 2,875 injuries from the mesh occurred from 2008 to 2010. After this recent warning about vaginal mesh from the FDA, the agency announced a subcommittee meeting to further address these safety issues. The subcommittee came back with various recommendations, including that the FDA require further safety studies from the various manufacturers of these vaginal mesh products.

The most common side effect which has been reported to the FDA is vaginal mesh erosion. This is a potentially serious and extremely painful complication which can cause the skin to split. Other reported side effects include infection, the recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. These are the medical problems which pelvic mesh implants was supposed to fix.

Some of the complications from the mesh may include pain, infection, bleeding, urinary problems and vaginal shrinkage. Another problem is that removal of the vaginal mesh does not always fix these problems.

These dangerous side effects were brought to light in 2009 when a clinical trial was stopped early after a remarkable 15 % of the women implanted with the transvaginal mesh suffered vaginal mesh erosion within only three months.

Contact Corpus Christi transvaginal mesh lawyer Scott Nelson if you or a loved one need assistance. Mr. Nelson serves all of Texas.