Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition in which one or more of the organs in the pelvic region move out of place because the tissues designed to keep them where they belong become too weak to do the job. POP is common in women, especially those who have had hysterectomies or pregnancies. Treatment of POP often involves surgery, and in recent years, some POP surgeries have tried to treat the condition by inserting a surgical mesh into the pelvis.

The surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a sterile medical device that is added as a strengthening layer to pelvic tissue. It is intended to help the body keep the pelvic organs in their proper place. However, since 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 2,500 complaints from patients who have had medical problems after having a surgical mesh inserted to treat POP or SUI.

Symptoms of transvaginal surgical mesh complications include erosion of the surrounding tissue, infections, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of the symptoms the mesh was intended to treat, according to the FDA. Some patients have suffered tearing in the bowel, bladder, or pelvic blood vessels when the mesh was inserted. Many patients have developed scar tissue in the area surrounding the mesh, which can cause chronic pain, pain or difficulty urinating, or pain during sexual activity.

If you or someone you love has suffered symptoms related to transvaginal mesh complications, the skilled Tennessee transvaginal surgical mesh injury attorneys at Massey & Associates, P.C. can help you protect your legal rights and fight for any compensation you may deserve. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (423) 697-4529.

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