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Complications Causes By Transvaginal Mesh May Also Be The Fault of the Surgeon

January 21, 2014

Complications Causes By Transvaginal Mesh May Also Be The Fault of the Surgeon
The transvaginal mesh device (TVM)—a soft, lightweight, porous plastic, mesh looking device—is often used to treat pelvic organ prolapsed (POP), as well as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Many suffer from these conditions, causing them to have urinary incontinence which may be triggered by simple things such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Many women will have accidents from these simple and common acts, as well as when they exercise or engage in any sport. For many, the option to fix these problems is jumped upon. In fact, the Food Drug Administration (FDA) originally cleared the use of the TVM device for treatment of these conditions. In the beginning they said that any associated problems were rare. However, in July 2011 the FDA stated that they erred in their initial statement and stated that the most common problems resulting from the TVM appear in 10% of women within a year of the surgery. Most commonly the TVM device has been shown to shift, erode, and cause infection. Thousands of lawsuits have been underway as victims of this device try to get compensation for their pain and suffering and also to help them pay the unwanted medical bills from the multiple surgeries required to remove the device. While some blame the providers and manufacturers of the product, there are many who even point to inexperienced doctors and surgeons who implanted the device. In fact, a Pennsylvania doctor Vincent Lucente who specializes in female reconstructive pelvic surgery stated, “The innovation—and the skill sets to use the innovation – is outpacing the skill sets that the surgeons have, and no one is trying to close that gap.” He believes that in some cases, it is not only a problem with the mesh product, but it may be causes in large part by surgeons who don’t have enough training.

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the Transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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