Finally, there is a long-term study that captures the true rate of surgical complications from mid-urethral slings.

“It has been over 25-years since the first polyproplene mid-urethral sling kit was sold in the
United State and finally there is a long-term study that captures the true rate of surgical
complications from mid-urethral slings as it captures follow-up care of injured women who
ultimately leave the care of implanting physician in favor of providers with the skill, knowledge,
and surgical experience to manage the serious complications that inevitably occur from
polyproplene slings”…Greg Vigna, MD, JD.

Dr. Greg Vigna, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and certified life
care planner states, “The outcomes that were measured include sling revision, repeat stress
urinary incontinence surgical procedures, sling revisions for erosion, sling revision for urinary
retention, and sling revision for other indications including pain. The numbers are shocking as
the rates for revision surgery on the mesh for any reason was 7.9% with nearly 18% of all
women implanted with a sling undergoing a second surgical procedure for recurrent or ongoing
stress urinary incontinence.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “The data is terrible for women implanted with these devices. There is a 3.7%
risk of these women requiring mesh revision surgery at 15 years for problems other than erosion
or urinary retention. That is God Awful data as 3.7 percentage of women require surgery on the
mesh for pain or reconstructive procedures for erosions into organs or fistulas. It is my firm’s
opinion that a physician’s simple selection of a polyproplene sling off the shelf for implantation
amounts to physician malpractice. That goes to retropubic slings, mini-slings, and transobturator
slings.”

“There is a 3.7% risk of these women requiring mesh revision surgery at 15 years for problems other than erosion or urinary retention.”  — Greg Vigna, MD, JD

Dr. Vigna concludes, “We are awaiting for some sort of statement from the American
Urogyencological Society on this study that followed 334,601 women post-implant over years
as they roam the country-side in search of care outside of physicians who implanted them in
favor of experts with the reputation of acquiring skills to manage these serious complications.”
Symptoms of neurological injury from mid-urethral slings include:

1) Groin pain
2) Hip pain
3) Inability to wear tight pants
4) Clitoral pain or numbness
5) Severe pain that makes vaginal penetration impossible
6) Tailbone pain
7) Anorectal pain
8) Painful bladder
9) Pain with sitting

Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic injuries and the
neurological injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia,
obturator neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome. Ben Martin and
Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas.

To learn more on the anatomical basis for TOT complications including obturator and pudendal
neuralgia and the treatments of obturator and pudendal neuralgia click here.

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Greg Vigna, MD, JD
Vigna Law Group
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