There are thousands of lawsuits filed by women from overseas like Europe, the UK, Israel, Australia, Scotland, Canada, among other countries. The women have had a transvaginal mesh implant, vaginal sling, bladder sling or vaginal mesh surgically implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The women claim that the devices, surgically implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, have caused them serious injuries due to the life-threatening complications like pain during intercourse, Mesh erosion into the vagina, Perforated bladder, perforated bowel or perforated blood vessels, Organ injuries, Multiple occurrences of pelvic organ prolapse and Urinary tract problems. Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers failed to provide adequate warnings about the potential for the mesh products to cause serious injuries in users.
What is a Pelvic Mesh?
A pelvic mesh is used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. It is made of strips of surgical mesh and is usually inserted through one vaginal incision and two small abdominal incisions and designed like a hammock or sling to support weakened, sagging pelvic muscles — a complication of pregnancy that affects hundreds of thousands of women. Women who have hysterectomies sometimes doctor advice them for a mesh implantation to keep the organs from sagging or to prevent incontinence, vaginal vault prolapse can occur more easily after hysterectomy. However besides treating the injury, unfortunately the device can cause serious complications. Transvaginal mesh device are first launched in 1996 and are made by various manufacturers that use a range of synthetic or biological materials in their devices, which are designed for permanent implantation.
Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh
Few months ago two final orders have been issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration to manufacturers and the public, the first one is to reclassify these medical devices from class II, which generally includes moderate-risk devices, to class III, which generally includes high-risk devices, and a second order that requires manufacturers to submit a premarket approval (PMA) application to support the safety and effectiveness of surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of POP. The mesh is produced by several manufacturers and has been used in tens of thousands of surgical procedures in the United States. According to experts it is estimated that the total number of claims exceeds 100,000 lawsuits against more than a 6 major mesh device manufacturers. Some of the more prominent mesh manufacturers and their products include:
- Cook Medical: Surgisis Biodesign Sling & Floor Graft, Stratasis Urethral Sling
- Mentor Corporation (unit of Johnson & Johnson): Obtape Transobturator Sling
- R. Bard: Align, Avaulta Plus, Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System, Faslata Allograft, Pelvicol Tissue, Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh, Pelvilace, Uretex and Ugytex
- Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon: Gynecare Prolift, Gynecare Prosima, Gynecare TVT Sling, Gynemesh PS, Gynecare Prolene Mesh
- Boston Scientific: Obtryx Mesh, Pinnacle, Advantage Sling System, Lynx Sling, Prefyx PPS System
- Coloplast Corporation: Aris Transobturator Sling, Supris Suprapubic Sling, T-Sling with Centrasorb, Novasilk, Restorelle, Exair, Omnisure & Minitape Sling
- Caldera Medical: Ascend Anterior and Ascend Posterior Mesh
- Endo Pharmaceuticals/ American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh Products
Women who have undergone mesh surgeries are experiencing medical complications and health issues. Medical studies have shown that the vaginal mesh used by surgeons and gynecologists to repair pelvic organ prolapse and to treat urinary incontinence has a much higher rate of serious complications If you or somebody you know have developed serious complications following a surgery involving transvaginal mesh must contact Drugsclaim.com for a legal battle against the manufacturers of defective device. We have an experience team of attorney who will assess your case and determine the severity and chances of receiving compensation. Vaginal mesh settlements could result in thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, in compensation to help pay for medical expenses, missed work, pain and suffering, and more.