Transvaginal mesh complications
- What Exactly Is Transvaginal Mesh?
- Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh
- Manufacturers Misled the Public
- We Take On Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
- Time Is of the Essence
Are you suffering from the painful, serious side effects of a transvaginal mesh implant, also known as a pelvic mesh implant or bladder sling? You are not alone. Tens of thousands of women have reported complications involving transvaginal mesh devices, resulting in multiple lawsuits against nine major transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including American Medical Systems (AMS), Johnson & Johnson, and Boston Scientific. The latter company was ordered to pay a total of $100 million in compensatory and putative damages in a recent case.
What Exactly Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant. It’s used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (a.k.a. when your bladder, uterus, and/or rectum starts to descend from your vagina).
As a victim, you may be entitled to millions of dollars in compensation for the damages you have sustained as a result of getting a transvaginal mesh implant. However, it is up to you to take the first step towards recovery.
Pick up the phone and call Wilshire Law Firm toll-free today at (800) 522-7274 to discuss your transvaginal mesh implant claim with one of our experienced defective medical device attorneys. We provide free, comprehensive consultations. If you decide to hire us as your legal representatives, we will use the full scope of our legal skills and resources to get you maximum recovery for your losses.
The Complications and Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh
Pelvic mesh devices are surgically implanted for the correction of pelvis organ prolapse (POP). According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is no indication that the transvaginal placement of the surgical mesh has better clinical benefits than other surgical options; in fact, it may actually put women at greater risk for POP mesh complications and side effects, including:
- Chronic vaginal drainage
- Erosion of the vaginal tissue
- Feeling as though something is protruding from the vagina
- Lower back pain
- Mesh trim or removal in doctor’s office
- One or more surgeries to repair or remove mesh
- Pain during intercourse
- Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- Pressure or feeling of “fullness” in the lower abdomen
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal infections
- Vaginal pain not related to intercourse
- Vaginal scarring
These side effects can impede on women’s professional lives, relationships, and daily activities. Some experts argue that the surgical mesh did not undergo adequate testing before being promoted as a viable POP treatment option.
Manufacturers Misled the Public
Transvaginal mesh manufacturers had a legal duty to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their products, but instead provided patients with false and misleading information, essentially placing profits ahead of people. Other acts of negligence committed by these manufacturers include the following:
- Actively and intentionally misled the FDA, the medical community, patients and the public at large with respect to the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh products
- Failed to conduct proper testing and research to determine the risks of surgical mesh for use to treat female pelvic floor disorders
- Failed to establish safe and effective methods for removal of transvaginal mesh
- Failed to adequately warn of potential complications and injury
We Take On Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In light of the FDA transvaginal mesh reports, our attorneys are currently available to evaluate claims of transvaginal mesh complications from women who have suffered ill effects due to these dangerous and defective vaginal meshes and bladder slings, including but not limited to the following:
- Avaulta Vaginal Meshes
- Bard Pelvis Meshes
- Boston Scientific Arise, Pinnacle, Advantage Fit, Lynx, Obtryx, Prefyx PPS, and Solyx
- Caldera Mesh
- Coloplast Mesh
- Gynecare Prosima, TVT, Gynemesh, and Prolift products
- Mentor ObTape
- Tyco IVS
We understand that you are going through a difficult period and are here to lend you guidance. Contact our office today and we will help you make sense of the complex legal process and inform you about your best legal options.
Time Is of the Essence
Remember, there is a time limit for filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits. If you miss the deadline, you may lose your right to pursue compensation altogether. So, don’t delay – contact Wilshire Law Firm today for immediate legal assistance by calling us at (800) 522-7274 or you can click on the chat box in the right-hand corner of the screen and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Last Updated: 02-20-2017