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Complications of Transvaginal Mesh Use

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In 2008, Dr. Rebecca U. Margulies et al. published a report in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that discussed complications requiring surgery following vaginal mesh kit procedures for prolapse.  Aptly so, the article is titled “Complications requiring reoperation following vaginal mesh kit procedures for prolapse” and that original research showing the danger of transvaginal mesh may be found by following the link above.

Of thirteen women who underwent “surgery for vaginal mesh-related complications,”[1] studied, the Margulies et al. found ten cases of “symptomatic mesh exposures,”[2] one “exposure with pelvic abscess,”[3] and “2 had pain symptoms without mesh exposure.”[4]  Clearly, the most common complication of transvaginal mesh use found here was exposure of the vaginal mesh.  Other medical researchers have found the overall rate for complications related to transvaginal mesh to be between 10 and 20%, obviously an unacceptably-high rate.

Some of the women studied by Margulies et al. (2008) required a second surgery to correct the complications that resulted from the first use of transvaginal mesh.  Due to the fact that a number of transvaginal mesh product manufacturers have failed to disclose the risks associated with the use of their products, thousands of women face these dangerous risks unnecessarily and unknowingly.

As such, a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently being filed and many transvaginal products have come under review by the United States Food and Drug Administration.  If you used transvaginal mesh and experienced transvaginal mesh erosion or another transvaginal mesh side-effect, please do not hesitate to contact our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers for a free case consultation.

At your convenience, you may reach our offices at (855) 452-5529 or by e-mail at justinian@dangerousdrugs.us.  We have the experience, resources, and skills to help you every step of the way.


[1] Margulies RU, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Fenner DE, et al. Complications requiring reoperation following vaginal mesh kit procedures for prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199:678.e1-678.e4

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.