Transvaginal Mesh FAQs

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh product that is used to treat various conditions including stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This product has caused serious complications for patients treated using transvaginal mesh. Thousands of women have been effected and filed lawsuits against this dangerous product that has caused severe and painful complications.

A Boston transvaginal mesh lawyer at Attorney Injury Group will evaluate your case and provide you with information on your claim so you know the best course of action to take. You can also review some answers below to frequently asked questions about transvaginal mesh.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is transvaginal mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh product that is used to help reinforce the muscles in the pelvic region. This product is used by medical professionals to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.

Why are transvaginal mesh devices dangerous?
The FDA received more than 4,000 reports of injuries from 2005-2010 as a result of transvaginal mesh products.

What are some complications of transvaginal mesh products?
Recurrence of the POP or SUI; vaginal scarring or vaginal shrinkage; inflammation; infection; erosion of the mesh; perforation of the vagina or bladder; urinary problems; discomfort during sexual intercourse; bleeding and pain are just a number of the complications that occur due to the multiple transvaginal mesh products on the market.

Will everyone experience complications?
Not every patient is the same and some will not have any complications following the use of transvaginal mesh. Thousands of patients have already begun to experience problems, and many more are expected to experience severe complications.

How did transvaginal mesh products get approved if they are so dangerous?
There are special 501(K) clearance rules that allow medical devices to come to the market with minimal testing. These medical devices will be approved if there are substantially similar products already on the market. Prior to a product being released to the public there are no human safety tests done and the approval is based off a three-month study done on rats.

Have vaginal mesh products been recalled?
The FDA issued a 522 order, aka a post-market surveillance order, mandating that 33 manufacturers conduct in-depth studies as to the safety of their products. The FDA has not issued a full recall of all surgical mesh products, but individual manufacturers have taken action and recalled their products and/or removed them from the market.

What should I do if I am experiencing complications?
If you are experiencing complications as a result of your transvaginal mesh device, contact an experienced attorney today! An experienced Massachusetts transvaginal mesh lawyer at Attorney Injury Group can help with your case, so give us a call or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation at 617-934-7000.