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I have had transvaginal mesh surgery in Wisconsin. Since the surgery I’ve heard a lot about potential complications. How can I protect myself?

This is a good question to ask even if you are not yet experiencing any pain or side effects from your transvaginal mesh surgery.

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is implanted into a woman’s vagina. It is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material.

In July 2011, the FDA issued a safety update about transvaginal mesh. As part of that update, the FDA recommends that women who have had surgery do the following:

  • Have annual or other regularly scheduled checkups.
  • Notify your doctor if you begin to experience any complications or symptoms of complications. For example, it is important to contact your doctor if you experience bleeding, discharge, pain, or painful sexual intercourse.
  • Let all of your healthcare providers know that you have had a surgical mesh. This is particularly important if you plan to have another surgery or procedure.
  • Talk to your doctor about your concerns and potential complications.

Protecting your health is the most important thing that you can do if you begin to experience transvaginal mesh complications. However, you may also have financial concerns. For example, you may need to pay for another surgery. You may have significant medical costs. You may have lost time from work because of the vaginal mesh complications. You may have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially.

An experienced Milwaukee medical implant injury attorney may be able to help you recover for your financial losses. Please contact our Milwaukee class action law firm today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 for more information.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham