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Transvaginal Mesh Surgery and Organ Perforation: The Dangerous Connection
Date:11/8/2013

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) initial release of information regarding the health risks associated with the transvaginal mesh device in 2008, a number of studies have been conducted to assess these risks with regard to specific health conditions. When the agency issued a second warning about mesh complications in 2011, many were astounded by the number of women who had reported problems associated with the implant of the device for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Among the most common complaints outlined by the FDA was organ perforation.

Organ perforation is defined as the penetration of the wall of a hollow organ in the body. The complication can lead to intense pain along with other symptoms and even prove fatal in some circumstances. Perforation of the bowel, bladder, and vaginal wall are among the issues noted as common complications linked to TVM procedures. The indications of organ perforation after vaginal mesh surgery can become apparent quickly, but for many women, symptoms do not present for weeks. In a number of cases additional surgery was needed to repair the problem.

Last year, the FDA ordered several companies that produce transvaginal mesh devices to conduct safety and effectiveness trials on their products. However, for those women who have already experienced serious mesh related health problems, the order came far too late. So many women today are suffering from the effects of a failed mesh device and are unsure of where to turn.

Patients who have experienced organ perforation or another serious health complication can connect to The Life Care Solutions Group to obtain information about their medical and legal options concerning their specific TVM problem. Individuals may contact the resource
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