Transvaginal mesh, sometimes referred to as TVM, is a medical device used in women to treat two different female conditions; stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Doctors will insert these mesh-like devices transvaginally or abdominally to attempt to treat these stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Some medical device makers have promoted these net-like implant devices as safe treatments for these two conditions without adequately warning women of the potential dangers or complications. It has come to pass that the net implants can cause severe scarring, severe pain, erosion of vaginal tissue and organ perforation in women who have had these procedures.
The FDA reported in 2011 that it received 4,000 complaints regarding complications from this use of vaginal mesh products. There are approximately 40 different mesh products are involved in the ongoing lawsuits from the use of these products. There are thousands of pending suits because of the significant health problems some of these products have caused women.
If you or a loved one has had a medical procedure to insert a mesh product transvaginally to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse and you are experiencing any complications from that procedure, you may have a valuable legal claim.