Trans Vaginal Mesh
WHAT IS VAGINAL MESH?
Transvaginal mesh is a biological and synthetic material that is implanted in women to repair complications. The mesh is most commonly used in surgical procedures to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. The device is meant to eliminate symptoms and prevent further complications.
The FDA issued a safety update in July 2011, warning of the complications of several types of transvaginal mesh used in surgeries to correct POP and SUI.
There are numerous manufacturers of these products and the adverse reports have not been linked to any particular brand or model of mesh.
All across the United States, women have filed lawsuits against these manufacturers of transvaginal mesh patches:
- C.R. Bard's Avaulta
- Ethicon's Gynecare
- American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific Scimmed's Pinnacle pelvic mesh
At least 350 suits have been filed against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon and 85 against American Medical Systems. Complications have also been reported against several other manufacturers, including:
- Mentor Corporation
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS?
Approximately ten percent (10%) of women who have had the mesh placed transvaginally, have experienced mesh erosion, requiring multiple surgeries, and in some cases, have suffered life-altering injuries. Painful side effects and symptoms of transvaginal mesh injuries include:
- Blood vessel perforations
- Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- Mesh protrusion through the vaginal wall
- Vaginal erosion
- Vaginal mesh shrinkage
WHAT CAN I DO?
If you, friends or loved ones are suffering serious complications from mesh erosion, please contact the Sarasota law firm of Falco Law, 941-955-9585. We are committed to helping you get the justice and compensation for what you and thousands of other women have had to endure.