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Infection from Transvaginal Mesh

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In 2007, medical researchers Matthew E. Falagas et al. published a report outlining bacterial infections that may occur as a result of transvaginal mesh use.  To clarify, transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a man-made substitute for human tissue that is used in the surgical repair of a damaged uterine or vaginal wall usually following pelvic organ prolapse.

To compile data for the report, Falagas et al. reviewed the national medical research database curated by the National Institutes of Health, PubMed, for articles regarding “the incidence, clinical manifestation, and management of vaginal mesh-related infections.”[1]

From their research, Falagas et al. found that mesh-related infections occurred as high as 8% of the time, while vaginal mesh erosion occurred at a rate as high as 33% in some studies.[2]

Signs that one has a transvaginal mesh-related infection are “Non-specific pelvic pain, persistent vaginal discharge or bleeding, dyspareunia, and urinary or faecal incontinence.”[3]  And though most mesh-related infections may be cured with antibiotics, many women face these risks unknowingly due to the fact that several transvaginal mesh manufacturers have failed to warn physicians of the rates at which these complications occur.

As a result of this, a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently being filed either as a result of a patient’s experiencing vaginal mesh erosion or mesh-related infection through no fault of their own.  If you used transvaginal mesh and experienced one of these complications or another TVM side effect, please do not hesitate contact our team of Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers for you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

At your convenience, you may reach our offices by phone at (855) 452-5529 or by e-mail at justinian@dangerousdrugs.us.  Our Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information page is a great place to start if you have additional questions about Transvaginal Mesh.


[1] Falagas, ME et al. “Mesh-related infections after pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery” European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 134 (2007) 147–156

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.