Mary Jean Wall

Women's Health & Wellness

Transvaginal Mesh Dangers

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Transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants are medical devices that have been used to help women suffering from medical conditions such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) & pelvic organ prolapse (POP).  The mesh is surgically implanted and used to strengthen the natural body tissue.  It can be made of either synthetic or natural material.  This treatment can help patients with the symptoms caused by POP and SUI.

Transvaginal Mesh LawsuitsPelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a fairly common condition and happens when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place become stretched. This causes the pelvic organs such as the bladder, bowel or uterus to bulge down into the vagina area.

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) causes urine to leak out of the bladder at unexpected times such as when exercising or laughing.

Unfortunately the transvaginal mesh  surgery has been associated with medical complications such as incontinence or erosion around the mesh causing it to move and interfere with bodily parts such as the bladder and vagina.  This has caused pain and bleeding in some patients.  During 2008 the FDA put forth a public warning stating the facts on these complications.

There are also class action lawsuits associated with transvaginal TMV complications.

Jean Howell is a frequent guest blogger on legal and financial sites like www.veriticonsulting.com. She follows class action lawsuits, tax laws, and the financial impact of medicine on the average family.

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Posted in Health by Barry on July 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm.

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  1. Michelle Sep 23rd 2012

    Hey, it’s a genuine problem for many women. There are many side effects after the surgery, common among them are internal bleeding, pain while intercourse and vaginal scarring. Better consult a doctor thoroughly about the symptoms and risks involved.

  2. Rosalind White Sep 23rd 2012

    This kind of products supports the woman’s organs which prolapsed due to stretched muscles after pregnancy. This has been implanted in hundreds of women in urogynecologic procedures. Today, one may have legal rights if suffering painful injuries involving vaginal mesh implant.

  3. Most of the women have had multiple pregnancies suffer from POP. The sling works like a hammock to support the organs. It must be treated!

  4. This is a serious condition that needs to be treated. Hopefully developments will be made within the field to offer results with fewer side effects.

  5. This is a real problem that needs a real solution. Unfortunately as advanced as we have become in modern medicine, there is still a process of trial and error. And even more unfortunately that process sometimes has a profound impact on someone’s life. If you’ve had problems with this procedure it’s worth taking to an Arizona lawyer to determine your rights and what your next steps should be.


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