Surgical Mesh Complications

Women who receive the transvaginal mesh patch are at risk of complications not found with traditional surgery, according to a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration. Thousands of women have suffered problems with the surgical mesh patch after being treated for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.

According to the FDA’s warning about the surgical mesh patch, the most commonly reported complication with the device is erosion of the mesh through the vagina. Patients who experience this problem after receiving the transvaginal mesh patch may require multiple surgeries to treat their condition. In some cases, the problem can be so serious that it cannot be fixed with surgery.

Other problems reported by surgical mesh patients include pain, infection, bleeding, mesh contraction, pain during sexual intercourse, urinary problems and organ perforation. The FDA has also received reports of vaginal scarring or shrinkage, neuromuscular problems and recurrent organ prolapse or incontinence.

Studies reviewed by the FDA have found that there is no benefit to receiving the transvaginal mesh patch rather than traditional surgical treatments for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. However, surgical mesh carries a risk of several side effects which are not found in patients treated with older types of surgery.

If you or a loved one have suffered problems after receiving a surgical mesh patch, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.

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