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Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgeries Fail to Restore Health to Patients

Posted on November 1, 2012

In recent years, thousands of patients who have received transvaginal mesh implants have suffered serious side effects from transvaginal mesh failures. And now, a recent study is showing that even when revision surgeries to correct complications from failed mesh implants are performed, women are in worse shape than they were before their original mesh surgery.

The study was conducted by a urologist at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, who reviewed 47 cases from 1998 to 2011 in which he performed corrective surgery after at least one prior attempt to correct mesh complications. What he found was that nearly 72 percent of the operations were considered “successful,” but that “success” was relative for many patients.

While most patients said they were better after the revision surgery, they were still worse than before the mesh was implanted. So, revision surgeries may have helped to ease the complications of the defective implant but did little, if anything, to restore a woman’s health. In fact, patients had actually felt better before the mesh had been implanted in the first place.

Some of the most common side effects of transvaginal mesh failure include: infection, internal bleeding, pain, urinary incontinence, and erosion of the soft tissues that come into contact with the mesh.

The Jacksonville transvaginal mesh failure lawyers at Farah & Farah are dedicated to help those who have been injured by defective transvaginal mesh implants. If you’ve been injured by a transvaginal mesh failure, contact us at (800) 533-3555 to discuss your legal options today.