Transvaginal Mesh

On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued a strongly worded report and warnings based on the growing number of complaints of injuries suffered by the victims of vaginal mesh and bladder slings reported to the FDA and a review of current medical literature and studies. Specifically, the FDA stated: (i) Complications related to transvaginal mesh surgery are NOT rare; (ii) There is no evidence that transvaginal mesh repair is more effective than traditional non mesh repair; and (iii) Transvaginal mesh surgery exposes patients to greater risk than traditional non mesh repair. There are currently hundreds of vaginal mesh bladder sling lawsuits filed in the United States.

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