Problems with transvaginal mesh systems marketed by a number of different medical device manufacturers have caused women throughout the United States to suffer severe injuries.
Not only do these products pose a risk of serious complications, there is no evidence that transvaginal insertion of a bladder sling has any benefit for women when its primary use is treating pelvic organ prolapse.
Lawsuits are currently being investigated for women who have received any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling to repair pelvic organ prolapse, including:
- AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
- AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
- AMS Perigee System
- AMS Monarc Sling System
- AMS Sparc Sling System
- Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
- Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
- Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
- Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
- UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
- Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling
Transvaginal mesh products have been used worldwide for about 15 years, mostly to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence problems in women. Since that time, 27 clinical studies have shown that one in 12 patients have suffered TVM complications. Due to the risk of vaginal mesh complications, the FDA warned in July 2011 that doctors should recognize that in most cases, pelvic organ prolapse can be treated successfully without a bladder sling or pelvic mesh.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of one of the products listed above, contact our office immediately. Our office handles these types of lawsuits from across the country.