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Transvaginal Mesh: A Brief Overview

As far back as the 1950’s abdominal hernia repairs with mesh were performed, and in the 1970’s American gynecologists saw the potential for using mesh in pelvic organ prolapse surgeries. Once a medical device is approved by the FDA, it can be used in any way surgeons see fit, therefore surgeons decided to simply cut the surgical mesh into different shapes, using it to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse can occur in women whose pelvic or vaginal walls have become overly stretched following childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy. When these ligaments are stretched past their limits, the uterus would press on the bladder, causing embarrassing and inconvenient incontinence issues.

Please read on to learn more about the Transvaginal Mesh FDA Warning and how to protect your rights:



Transvaginal Mesh Overview: History of Surgical Mesh:

As far back as the 1950’s abdominal hernia repairs with mesh were performed, and in the 1970’s American gynecologists saw the potential for using mesh in pelvic organ prolapse surgeries. Once a medical device is approved by the FDA... More...

Transvaginal Mesh FDA Warning:

The mesh implant has been used since the 1950’s, primarily in hernia surgeries. While some of the recipients of the mesh implant reported a hernia mesh infection following their surgery, the mesh implant was largely considered safe for use. The FDA approved the mesh implant specifically... More...

The Dangers of Transvaginal Mesh:

The transvaginal mesh implant had its roots in hernia repair surgery as far back as the 1950’s. Many studies found the use of mesh in hernia surgeries as opposed to non-mesh open repair to be associated with a significantly reduced rate of recurrence. Because of the successes using mesh in hernia... More...

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits:

A recent surge in vaginal mesh lawsuits has sparked controversy over whether the transvaginal mesh typically used in surgeries to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress incontinence has caused injuries—from minor to severe—among women who were implanted with the device. Prior to the rash... More...

How We Can Help:

As a qualified products liability law firm, Sullo & Sullo is able to help you in several very important ways... More...


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