FDA Orders Risk Study on Transvaginal Meshes
The FDA acknowledges that Transvaginal Meshes (TVMs) present further risks, complications to correct, and are ordering manufacturers to complete a risk study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported receiving 2,874 reports of problems associated with surgical mesh. Main problems with this vaginal support are vaginal mesh erosion and protuberance of the mesh through the wall of the vagina.
Transvaginal mesh was created to help women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The transvaginal mesh patches and slings help leakage and pressure from organs. Before its use on vaginal walls and fallen pelvic organs, surgical mesh was used for hernia repair. With new experiments, gynecologists have adapted surgical mesh for use in surgical procedures.
After the surgery, many women are still experiencing the problems that they dealt with before the surgery. The women are prompted to go get yet another surgery to correct the same problems that the mesh was supposed to fix.
If a transvaginal mesh product has harmed you, you may have a legal right to demand compensation from the manufacturer for your medical bills and other expenses, including pain and suffering.