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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh products were developed for women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The mesh, constructed of synthetic polypropylene, is surgically implanted through the vagina to repair weakened tissue.

Unfortunately, due to faulty design, these products have been causing serious complications for many women. The mesh can erode or shrink, causing severe problems including exposed mesh, infections and reactions to having a foreign body in one’s system. Women may experience symptoms such as urinary incontinence, dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse), chronic pain, and pelvic and vaginal scarring. These complications have required many women to submit to multiple surgeries to attempt to locate and remove eroded and scarred mesh, with significant permanent damage as a result.

If you have had a surgical implant of transvaginal mesh to treat POP or SUI and you are suffering from any of the symptoms above, consult your doctor immediately. Contact us to discuss the legal aspects of your problem – we appreciate the sensitivity of this issue and your privacy and feelings will be respected.

The Food & Drug Administration states that these complications are not rare. If you are considering having surgery involving a transvaginal mesh implant, click here to read the FDA’s warning on transvaginal mesh products, and their advice on questions to ask your doctor about the risks of this surgery:

http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm262435.htm

Products Already Involved in Legal Actions Include:

  • C.R. BARD INC. – Avaulta Biosynthetic, Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic and Avaulta Solo Synthetic
  • COLOPLAST CORP
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S ETHICON DIVISION – Gynecare TVT SECUR system, Gynecare PROSIMA Pelvic Floor Repair System, Gynecare PROLIFT Pelvic Floor Repair System, Gynecare PROLIFT+M Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC – Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System, Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System, Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System, Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, Precision SpeedTac Transvaginal Anchor System, Precision Twist Transvaginal Anchor System, Prefyx System, Solyx SIS System, Uphold Vaginal Support System