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TVM (Transvaginal Mesh and Bladder Slings) Lawsuits:
TVM is generally a knitted or woven polypropylene material that is surgically implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Originally designed for use in hernia surgery, a surgical mesh is patched onto abdominal holes and intestine loops to correct hernia. In the 1970s, surgeons began implanting surgical mesh through the abdomen to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The term “transvaginal” occurred when they started implanting the mesh through the vagina. The use of transvaginal mesh for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was approved by the FDA in 1996 and 2002, respectively.
What is a bladder sling?
Like transvaginal mesh (TVM), a bladder sling is used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. It is positioned under the urethra and bladder neck and anchored on the sides. This is done by creating one vaginal incision and two small abdominal incisions to insert the bladder sling.
Why File a TVM Lawsuit?
A public health warning was issued by the FDA in October 2008 regarding complications associated with TVM placement of surgical mesh for POP and SUI. According to reports, these mesh products lack the elasticity to accommodate the motion of the pelvis during different activities such as digestion and sexual intercourse. This can result to a significant inflammation of surrounding tissues and nerves that can lead to shrinkage or erosion of the mesh.
Here are some of the signs or symptoms associated with TVM (Transvaginal Mesh and Bladder Slings):
Vaginal infection and scarring
Development of urinary retention and incontinence
Pelvic pain, neuropathic pain, and dyspareunia (pain with sexual relations)
Mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, intestines and uterus
Bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion
Reasons to file:
If you experienced financial hardship through the utilization of health care facilities, ongoing care or prescription medications; and lost wages.
If you are experiencing emotional distress from caring for a loved one who is suffering from serious injuries and side effects of TVM.
If you are burdened by the loss of spousal consortium caused by TVM.
If you want to hold the TVM manufacturers accountable for releasing such a defective product.
If you or a loved one has suffered any side effects of TVM, you may be at risk for erosion, or extrusion, of the mesh into nearby organs. Jami S. Oliver is a leading Columbus Ohio defective product attorney who can help you in getting the full compensation and rightful justice you deserve. She will carefully evaluate your case and explain the legal options open to you.
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