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Transvaginal Surgical Mesh (TVM)

Transvaginal surgical mesh (TMV) is used during surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put forth a safely warning to doctors and patients that use of TMV  through the vagina for  pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) may be exposing patients to additional risks.

This is a common surgical procedure amongst women and a third of these make use of mesh and three quarters are done through the vagina.  The lawsuit claims that woman as a result of the mesh surgery have experienced complications including:  erosion of the mesh into the vagina, infection, urinary problems, migration, vaginal pain, pelvic pain, urinary problems, skin split or mesh protrudes, pain during sex, vaginal scarring, narrowing of vaginal wall, mesh shrinkage as well as recurrence of the original problem, or the need for corrective surgery.

Manufacturers of TMV include Johnson & Johnson,  Boston Scientific,  C.R. Bard,  and American Medical Systems.

If you have suffered because of these types of surgery you should contact your doctor to be evaluated.  You should also contact a personal injury lawyer for their opinion.

 

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