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What are the problems associated with Transvaginal Mesh?

Problems include mesh erosion into the tissues, extrusion of the mesh, mesh contracture or shrinkage, bladder spasms or dysfunction, pudendal/obturator nerve damage, infection and abscess, bacteria colonization, perforation of organs, inflammation and foreign body response, bleeding, hematoma, pain on intercourse, continued bladder leaking or incontinence, scarring requiring additional surgeries and other health issues.

What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal Mesh is an implant used in surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall for POP repair or to support the urethra or bladder neck for the repair of SUI.

What surgeries use Transvaginal Mesh?

Mesh used in surgeries to treat bladder leaking or urinary incontinence are sometimes referred to as tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) , transobturator tape (TOT), bladder slings or midurethral slings. Mesh is also used to treat uterine prolapse (enterocoele), bladder prolapse (cystocele) or rectal prolapse (rectocele), anterior or posterior prolapse,. The surgeries that may use mesh are referred to as anterior or posterior vaginal repair, pelvic organ prolapse repair, colpopexy, sacropolpexy and other urogynecologic procedures, such as, hysterectomies and laparoscopic procedures.

How do I know if I have Transvaginal Mesh implanted?

Mesh implantation should be found in the Operative Report dictated by the surgeon after the procedure is performed. The surgeon’s office and the hospital or facility where the procedure was performed will each have a copy of the Operative Report and you can order it from them. Do not rely on any health care workers’ memory as they must produce written product identification of the mesh.

Do I have a Transvaginal Mesh lawsuit?

Contact us for a free consultation 1-800-814-4540 or email carolyn@carolynstclair.com so we can assist you.  There are statute of limitations that can limit the time you have for filing claims, so contact us posthaste.

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