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Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)

Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. Pelvic Organ prolapse is one of the most common causes of transvaginal mesh surgery each year with about 200,000 procedures performed each year in the United States.

Unfortunately, transvaginal mesh does not always work after it has been implanted and is known to cause serious side effects in patients.

Some complications associated with transvaginal mesh implants include:

  • Erosion
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Nerve damage

If the side effects are severe a revision surgery can be done to reposition the bladder sling that is causing severe complications. Transvaginal mesh has fine pieces of filament that can fuse with your body’s organs and tissues. The mesh, especially if it is eroding, could be in multiple locations in the pelvic region and may have become intertwined with your body, further complicating the removal process.

The removal process can be painful and it is difficult to achieve a full removal due to the fine pieces of filament. There are usually multiple procedures required in order to remove the mesh.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury after transvaginal mesh surgery, call Graves McLain, Tulsa Oklahoma defective medical device lawyers at 800-390-6600 for a free, confidential consultation. An experienced attorney will review the details of your situation and determine the best course of action. Contact us today toll-free at 800-390-6600, email us directly, or request a free consultation online.

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