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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 transvaginal mesh has been found to cause painful and dangerous side effects.
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (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 the following:
If you or a loved one have suffered complications due to transvaginal mesh, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Defective Medical Devices Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.