Weigh Your Options: Do The Side Effects of TVM Outweigh the Good?

You’re probably aware of the potential side-effects of transvaginal mesh (TVM) for patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). You may have heard about the negative consequences on the news, or perhaps you were told about a bad experience endured by a relative or friend. Your surgeon probably told you that there could be some side effects, but surgeons rarely divulge how serious the side effects can be. If you had a surgery that involved having transvaginal mesh implanted in your abdomen, you may be suffering from any of these symptoms.

  • Perforation of the bowel, bladder, or blood vessels
  • Erosion of the vaginal wall by the TVM
  • Bleeding and infection
  • Discomfort and pain during sex
  • Vaginal shortening and tightening
  • Pain when urinating

Thousands of women have used Avaulta® and Prolift®, which are manufactured by Bard and Gynecare. Transvaginal mesh is used to support the pelvic organs that have slid down and forward. The surgery is meant to relieve pressure on the bladder and uterus. However, many women say their stress urinary incontinence or vaginal prolapse returned. Mesh erosion can also scar the vaginal tissue, which can cause permanent injury or disfigurement.

If you believe that your surgeon’s use of TVM has caused you to experience any of these problems, you need to contact one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Offices in Chicago. We offer a free consultation with no obligation. A transvaginal mesh lawsuit will give you the opportunity to be compensated for the discomfort and damage caused by the complications of your pelvic organ prolapse surgery.

Contact a lawyer at Phillips Law Offices for help with filing a lawsuit to receive the compensation due to you for the physical and psychological side-effects of TVM complications. We know TVM and the patients who have suffered from it and we have created a focused practice in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We will fight for your right to receive payment for your medical expenses, additional surgery and suffering.