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IMPACT OF MESH SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS

Mesh Side Effects Alter Women's Lives

Despite the promise of relief and safety, many women ended up suffering serious transvaginal mesh side effects including:

Bleeding

Constant pain

Emotional difficulties

Infections

Mesh erosion, shrinkage or protrusion

Multiple surgeries

Nerve injuries

Neuromuscular issues

Painful sex

Problems passing urine

Recurrence of SUI and POP

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Dating back to the 1950s, surgical mesh products were used for hernia repairs. Some reports indicate that surgeons relied on mesh devices for the treatment of POP and SUI during the 1970s. They offered this solution, which manufacturers advertised as safe, to women with weakened pelvic muscles after childbirth or a hysterectomy.

The FDA approved ProteGen by Boston Scientific in 1996 and Gynecare TVT by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in 1998. Under Class II guidelines and the FDA 510(k) program, other manufacturers simply needed to show that new mesh devices were similar to existing ones. This "fast-track" approval process allowed 40 companies to sell nearly 100 products at one point.

Besides Boston Scientific and J&J, some of the top revenue-earning mesh device manufacturers were:

  • American Medical Systems
  • C.R Bard
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coloplast

  • FDA Finds That Mesh Device Risks Are Greater Than Benefits

    After studying hundreds of reports regarding mesh complications, the FDA concluded that the risks of these devices were greater than the benefits. Some of the increased risks related to a mesh implantation include:

  • Abscesses
  • Bladder spasms
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Hematomas
  • Incontinence
  • Mesh movement
  • Organ damage
  • Pelvic pain
  • Scarring
  • Vaginal disfigurement

  • During revision surgeries, surgeons cannot always remove the vaginal mesh or correct other complications. These procedures have also resulted in additional complications such as IV therapy and blood transfusions.

    Contact Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers for a Free, Confidential Legal Consultation

    Did you experience serious health complications after the implantation of a mesh product, which was advertised as safe? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills and negative impact on personal relationships. Contact transvaginal mesh lawyers for a free, confidential legal consultation.