There have been a lot of articles and information presented concerning transvaginal mesh (TVM) and it can be really confusing. This is why we’ve decided to break down the information for you with simple to understand facts. If you’re considering whether to have a TVM implant, if you’re mesh is causing you excruciating pain, or if you’re wondering if you might qualify for a TVM lawsuit, keep reading. Here are the facts that you need to know.

Transvaginal Mesh by the Numbers
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TVM Complications

If you’re thinking about getting a mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP), here are some important statistics that you should first consider:

  • Approximately one in 15 women fitted with mesh later require surgery to have it partially or fully removed due to complications.
  • About one in 30 women who get vaginal surgery to address SUI will need an additional surgery within 10 years to remove or replace mesh slings.
  • Approximately 10% of women who have mesh surgery for SUI will experience a complication between 30 days to five years.
  • A study from the UK involving 6,000 women discovered that, “one-in-three women in our group of 6,000 have had to stop work, and one in five reduced their hours due to disability or pain.”
  • Since 2008 in England, 100,516 women had a mesh tape implant for stress incontinence and 2,639 had to have mesh removal surgery.
  • TVM was tested in 0 vaginas before it was put on the market!

TVM Bans

  • Former Scottish health secretary Alex Neil pushed for a ban of TVM in 2014 and more recently describes TVM as “a global catastrophe”.
  • In October 2017 in the UK, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) presented it’s arguments to Parliament that TVM should be banned because it is  “inadequate in quality and quantity”.
  • In November 2017, authorities in Australia banned vaginal mesh implants for use in pelvic organ prolapse. This is the first country to officially ban TVM.
  • On January 4, 2018, TVM is no longer allowed to be sold in New Zealand.

If you have or had a TVM implant and have had revision surgery, then it’s important that you call Periscope Group today. This medical device was never fully tested to be put in a vagina and patients weren’t warned of the health risks associated with this dangerous product. Most importantly, it is crucial that you call us today since settlements may be finalizing soon and then it may be too late to make a claim. We want to hear your story to see if we can get you the help that you deserve. You may have high medical bills that you can’t afford or perhaps you’re unable to work due to the pain that is associated with your mesh. You weren’t warned of these terrible possibilities, and you shouldn’t have to pay for them.

 

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Sources
“’Scandal’ of vaginal mesh removal rates revealed by NHS records”. The Guardian. Accessed June 6, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/15/scandal-of-vaginal-mesh-removal-rates-revealed-by-nhs-records
“Vaginal Mesh Leaves Australian Women With Rotting Pelvises And Other Complications”. Tech Times. Accessed June 6, 2018. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/223909/20180328/vaginal-mesh-leaves-australian-women-with-rotting-pelvises-and-other-complications.htm
“Vaginal mesh slings for incontinence fail in about 3 percent”. Reuters. Accessed June 6, 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-incontinence-mesh-idUSKCN0R927F20150909
“Complications following vaginal mesh procedures for stress urinary incontinence: an 8 year study of 92,246 women”. Nature.com Accessed July 3, 2018. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-11821-w
“Hundreds of women each year need vaginal mesh implants removed, NHS audit finds”. The Independent. Accessed July 3, 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/vaginal-mesh-implant-removal-nhs-audit-numbers-women-a8309276.html
“Vaginal mesh to treat organ prolapse should be suspended, says UK health watchdog”. The Independent. Accessed July 3, 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vaginal-transvaginal-tvt-sling-the-mesh-scandal-nice-guidelines-health-watchdog-nhs-sui-incontinence-a8111721.html