Why are urogynecologists largely ignoring the injuries caused by the placement of transvaginal mesh?
For one thing, they remain largely untrained, despite the information surrounding more than 100-thousand lawsuits filed due to injuries from the medical devices. Mesh manufacturers – Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon), C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems never trained doctors on how to deal with complications, even though the manufacturers predicted they would happen.
Second, ilioinguinal neuralgia, or nerve damage, is a reported complication of mesh sling placement as a treatment for incontinence. Greg Vigna, MD, reports it was first reported in the literature in 2002. It makes sexual functioning virtually impossible and leads to chronic pelvic and groin pain.
Dr. Vigna explains the symptoms of nerve damage and what to ask your doctor. He is also a lawyer and his team is one of the few remaining still taking transvaginal mesh injury cases. Read Here.
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