Transvaginal mesh has been found to cause serious injury, and a number of women who have suffered as a result of this dangerous medical device have opted to file dangerous product lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for their damages. If you have suffered after surgery with transvaginal mesh, you, too, could be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact our transvaginal mesh lawyers, serving victims nationwide, today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. It was created to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) – conditions that typically plague women after a hysterectomy, menopause or childbirth. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken and the pelvic organs — including the bladder, rectum and uterus — drop into the vagina.
Experts at the World Health Organization 3rd International Consultation on Incontinence in 2004 reported an intolerably high rate of vaginal mesh injuries and complications. The product design and implantation technique contributed to serious complications, such as erosion and organ perforation.
In 2011, the FDA issued a transvaginal mesh warning, alerting doctors to the high risks linked to the use of this product. The FDA warning goes on to state that there is no benefit of using vaginal mesh over other surgical treatments for pelvic organ prolapse.
The long list of potential vaginal mesh injuries includes:
- Granuloma formation
- Fistula formation
- Pelvic organ prolapse recurrence
- Excessive scarification and disfigurement
- Painful urination
- Vaginal mesh erosion into the vagina or other organs
- Vaginal mesh shrinkage or contraction
- Painful intimacy
- Vaginal mesh migration
Although the FDA has posted warnings regarding the high rate of complication with vaginal mesh, this product continues to be manufactured by a number of medical device makers.
These transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and Ethicon (a division of Johnson & Johnson), have exercised negligence in continuing to make and promote unsafe products.
Pelvic mesh products that have been the basis for dangerous medical device lawsuits include:
AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
AMS Monarc Sling System
AMS Perigee System
AMS Sparc Sling System
Bard Avaulta Support System
Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling
Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
Can I file a lawsuit if I have have been injured by a Transvaginal Mesh?
Possibly. If a manufacturer produces a dangerous or defective product, it can be held responsible to those who are injured as the result of inadequate warnings, under a legal theory known as “product liability.” Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, damages may include recovery for any of the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a Transvaginal Mesh, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may also wish to contact an experienced Transvaginal Mesh lawyer to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.