In 2012, the Food and Drug Administrative (FDA) issued an urgent advisory warning for serious complications relating to transvaginal mesh and bladder slings. Transvaginal mesh was created to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, conditions that typically plague women after childbirth, a hysterectomy, or menopause.
The FDA has recently issued an updated safety communication warning doctors, health care professionals, and patients of a greater risk to patients who received a placement of surgical mesh through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Patients with transvaginal mesh, as opposed to other non-mesh procedures, are at greater risk of complications from surgery. Common complications and symptoms include: vaginal mesh erosion, infection, incontinence, abnormal bleeding, scarring/endometriosis, and painful intercourse. Often, multiple surgeries are necessary to correct the damage caused by transvaginal mesh.
Manufacturers of the transvaginal mesh and bladder sling have estimated that hundreds of thousands of women have had this surgical implant. American Medical Systems, Bard, Boston Scientific, Caldera, and Johnson & Johnson are just some of the companies being currently investigated for their production of transvaginal mesh. If you or someone you know has been affected by any complications of transvaginal mesh or is experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may have a personal injury claim. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. at (251) 343-1111 for a free case evaluation. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with a consultation, protect your rights, and guide you through the legal process.