Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys
Transvaginal mesh, also known as bladder mesh or bladder sling, is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), and can cause serious complications and lead to debilitating injuries. A number of women injured by transvaginal mesh complications have opted to file vaginal mesh lawsuiits against the manufacturers of the vaginal mesh product. These women claim the vaginal mesh manufacturers failed to adequately warn them and their physicians of the high risk of complications linked to transvaginally placed mesh, bladder mesh, and bladder slings.
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Transvaginal Mesh Complications
In an August 2010 article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, it was reported that a transvaginal mesh clinical trial had to be stopped prematurely because so many women who were implanted with the device experienced serious vaginal mesh complications. According to researchers, more than 15% of the women in the study suffered transvaginal mesh erosion within three months of implantation. In addition to vaginal mesh erosion, transvaginal mesh injuries may include:
- Vaginal tissue erosion
- Bowel perforation
- Bladder perforation
- Blood vessel perforation
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal scarring
- Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) requiring transvaginal mesh revision surgery
To date, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 3,800 reports of transvaginal mesh patch complications. The FDA released a transvaginal mesh safety warning in July 2011, cautioning patients and physicians that severe transvaginal mesh complications are disproportionately common.
Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers
Transvaginal mesh is manufactured by various medical device companies, under a number of different names. Our transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys are currently reviewing cases where women were injured by the following products:
- 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
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
A number of women received transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlements in 2011 as the result of Mentor ObTape vaginal mesh lawsuits against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In these suits, transvaginal mesh lawyers claimed that the rate of complications associated with Mentor ObTape could be as high as 17 or 18%. This product was removed from the market only three years after it was introduced in 2003.
In the past year, a number of Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh lawsuits have also been filed. The plaintiffs in these suits allege that they were injured as a result of a negligent design of the Avaulta Anterior and Posterior BioSynthetic Support System, which was introduced in 2007 by C. R. Bard. These women also alleged that they were not warned of the potential transvaginal mesh side effects of extreme pain and permanent disfigurement.
Contact a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Attorney
If you have suffered the emotional and physical trauma of transvaginal mesh complications, you, too may be entitled to pursue compensation in a defective medical device lawsuit. The transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys at our firm are currently reviewing cases, and can offer you a free and confidential medical product liability consultation. Contact a medical product liability attorney today to discuss your legal rights.