Many women have had Vaginal Mesh surgeries to reinforce their vaginal wall without being fully informed of all the serious and painful complications associated with the surgery.  I feel it is important to keep the readers of this blog informed about serious healthcare issues so they can seek proper representation and care.  Below is some information about the Vaginal Mesh surgery. 

What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal Mesh, or Vaginal Mesh, is used to reinforce the vaginal wall.  It is used to support the urethra and treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or to reinforce the vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Is Transvaginal Mesh Dangerous?

  • According to the FDA, the number of adverse events associated with vaginal mesh between 2005 – 2007 was over 1,000.
  • The number of complications between 2008 – 2010 was 2,874.
  • On July 13, 2011, the FDA informed healthcare providers and patients that the vaginal mesh may expose patients to a greater risk than non-mesh repairs.

Complications Associated with Vaginal Mesh

  • Erosion of the mesh through the vagina (several surgeries may be necessary to correct the erosion)
  • Mesh shrinkage
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Inability to have intercourse
  • Serious infection
  • Bleeding
  • Organ perforation
  • Urinary problems
  • Some men may experience pain during intercourse when the penis is exposed to vaginal mesh that has eroded

Primary Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

  • CR Bard Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Gynecare
  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
  • Boston Scientific

Additional Information

If you or a loved one has experienced any health problems as a result of a Vaginal Mesh surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  All claims are subject to time limits.  You may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay your claim.

To learn more about Transvaginal Mesh, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.