Transvaginal Surgical Mesh is the Subject of a FDA Public Health Notification

By October 21, 2008 April 18th, 2019 Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh has resulted in over 1,000 Reports of Complications in 3 Years. That number should be multiplied because epidemiologist in the medical field acknowledge that adverse events are under reported usually by a factor of ten. Consequently there may have been an additional 9,000 complications which were not reported.
FDA has issued a public health notification concerning serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh used in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary Stress Urinary Incontinence.
Over the past 3 years, FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from 9 surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and SUI. These mesh devices are usually placed transvaginally utilizing tools for minimally invasive placement.
The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.
Treatment of the various types of complications included additional surgical procedures (some of them to remove the mesh), IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses.
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