In the last five years, over 1,000 patients have suffered injuries after receiving a transvaginal mesh device. The purpose of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery is to provide support for a sagging urethra so that there is no accidental release of urine. The technical term for these urethra problems is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Regrettably, these are not uncommon aliments after childbirth and pregnancy.
The problem is that TVT surgery to implant these vaginal mesh devices to treat POP and SUI may put women at risk for internal injuries and urinary problems. Vaginal mesh lawsuits allege that the defective design of some of these mesh implants increases the risk of infection, erosion and other painful complications.
These concerns were underscored by an article published this summer in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers actually had to stop a study in the middle because it became ethically impossible to continue the research because so many women implanted with the mesh experienced too many complications. The abbreviated study said what you would expect it to say: women were put at risk after TVT surgery. But, really, the most telling thing is that they had to conclude the study before completion because over 15 percent of the women implanted with the mesh had erosion almost immediately after TVT surgery. within a period of only three months from erosion, a potentially serious complication involving the protrusion of the mesh when the skin splits.
If you have suffered an injury after TVT surgery, call our lawyers for a free consultation at 800-553-8082 or get a free, confidential on line case evaluation.