What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
The Transvaginal Mesh Patch, Vaginal Mesh Implant, or Pelvic Mesh was developed in response to common conditions and side effects resulting from child birth, menopause and hysterectomies. The patch is a type of surgical mesh; it is generally made from polyester or polypropylene that is surgically implanted into a woman. Medical companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Bard, as well as others, created Transvaginal Mesh to help with common conditions such as Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and to help with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
When a woman has a child, it is common to have tissue damage, tearing, and other complications as a result of labor and delivery. When the tissue damage is left untreated, it can continue to increase the pressure on the bladder and the pressure on the abdominal organs. These are often signs of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and/or Stress Urinary Incontinence.
The Transvaginal Mesh was designed to help support internal organs that were once supported by the vaginal wall, but now have significantly stretched, such as the kind that occurs during childbirth or surgery. A doctor inserts the mesh patch and stretches it across the vaginal wall in an effort to provide additional support to the internal organs.
Several serious injuries have been reported due to potentially defective Transvaginal Mesh Patches. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as other scholarly medical journals, have reported thousands of incidents of potentially fatal complications associated with the Transvaginal Mesh Patches.
It is been reported that over time this Mesh can breakdown and this breakdown can lead to extremely painful conditions for women. This can lead to multiple surgeries and procedures to try to remove the broken down patch. The side effects that can occur are pain during urination, sexual intercourse, or even through everyday slight movements. The Mesh has also caused perforation or puncture of the bladder, intestines and bowels, as well as blood vessels in and around the vaginal wall. The breakdown of the Transvaginal Mesh Patch under certain conditions can even lead to death.
The problems and pain that thousands of women have had to go through because of complications with Transvaginal Mesh is astounding. The manufacturers of these potentially defective products owe a duty to the recipients of their products that the mesh is safe, effective and will not cause further injury and pain.
February 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Blog