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Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh implanted through the vagina to repair weakened or damaged tissue, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The intent was to use the mesh to support organs in the pelvic region, but have been found to cause painful and dangerous side effects.
In July 2011, the FDA issued a safety warning associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. The FDA issued their first safety warning in 2008 and then again in 2011 due to thousands of serious complications reported arising from the placement and use of these devices.
According to the FDA, the most frequent complications included:
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most frequent complications are listed above.
If you or a loved one have, or are experiencing issues that you believe are caused by transvaginal mesh, contact Wilson Kehoe Winingham today. Injuries caused by transvaginal mesh can be severe and life threatening.