Since 2005, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of serious, life-threatening complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Typically, the mesh devices are placed “transvaginally” utilizing tools that assist in giving the patient a minimally invasive procedure. If you have suffered serious complications, contact our office today at (304) 845-9750 for a free consultation.
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The FDA has stated that the most frequently reported complications have included the following:
- erosion through vaginal epithelium
- urinary problems
- recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion
- vaginal scarring
- mesh erosion
- a number of other possible serious, life-threatening side effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also issued several warnings to health care providers and patients that surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options.