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Trans Vaginal Mesh (TVM)


What is TVM?

Transvaginal Mesh is surgical mesh that is placed through the vagina to hold up fallen internal organs. The mesh has been in use in the U.S. since the 1950s and was initially created to fix abdominal hernias. By the 70s, gynecologists began to explore new uses of the surgical mesh, including holding up fallen internal organs. Fallen internal organs could be caused by hysterectomies, childbirth and other internal traumas.

Side Effects

There have been several critical side effects which occur with TVM implantation. The most serious side effect is organ perforation, which causes holes in or punctures the organs. It is most commonly seen in the bladder, but the intestines and nerves in the pelvis and abdomen can also be affected. Bowel and urethra punctures are also possible but less common.

Another side effect is when Transvaginal Mesh fails to correct urinary incontinence. In contrast, it actually causes new urge incontinence or prolonged difficulty urinating. These complications are long-term and can be very painful. Other side effects of TVM include painful sexual intercourse, infections at the surgery site and excessive bleeding.

Consulting a Transvaginal Mesh Personal Injury Lawyer

It is very important that you consult a personal injury lawyer to handle your Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) defective product case. The attorneys of The Sumner Law Group will handle your Transvaginal Mesh personal injury case on a contingent fee basis no matter where you live. If you have experienced any of the above side effects please contact us immediately.