Transvaginal Mesh Products

Transvaginal Mesh Products Liability Lawyer

The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd is actively involved in litigating cases nationwide for women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh products and suffered from one or more of the following complications:

  • Vaginal mesh erosion (also called exposure extrusion or protrusion)
  • Vaginal tissue erosion
  • Pain (including painful sexual intercourse known as dyspareunia)
  • Fistulas
  • Abscesses
  • Infection
  • Urinary problems
  • Bleeding
  • Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Recurrent of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and/or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

In addition to the above complications, the failure of transvaginal mesh products (mesh, tape, and sling devices) can also lead to the need for multiple operations to remove the mesh and repair the damage caused by the mesh. In many situations, the mesh cannot be completely removed, thereby permanently jeopardizing a woman's health.

NEW FDA WARNING CONCERNING TRANSVAGINAL MESH PRODUCTS

On July 13, 2011, after receiving 2,874 complaints in the last three years from women who suffered serious complications from transvaginal mesh products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update to its 2008 Public Health Notification concerning the complications of transvaginal repair with mesh. Specifically, the FDA advised the public and medical community that (1) serious adverse events from transvaginal mesh products are NOT rare, contrary to what was stated in the 2008 Public Health Notification, and (2) transvaginally placed mesh in POP repair does NOT conclusively improve clinical outcomes over traditional non-mesh repair, and (3) transvaginal mesh surgery exposes women to greater risk than traditional non-mesh repair. The FDA is currently investigating the health problems associated with transvagainal mesh products, including device degradation, infection and vaginal wall erosion.

View FDA Press Release: Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh: Update on the Safety and Effectiveness of Transvaginal Placement for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

TRANSVAGINAL PRODUCTS AND MANUFACTURERS

The following is a list of manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices (mesh, tape, and sling devices) and their products:

American Medical Systems®

  • Apogee®
  • BioArc®
  • Elevate®
  • In-Fast®
  • MiniArc®
  • Monarc®
  • Perigree®

Boston Scientific®

  • Advantage™ Sling System
  • Arise®
  • Lynx®
  • Obtryx® Curved Single
  • Obtryx® Mesh Sling
  • Pinnacle®
  • Prefyx Med U™ Mesh Sling System
  • Prefyx PPSTM System
  • Solyx®

C.R. Bard®

  • Avaulta PlusÔ BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta SoloÔ Synthetic Support
  • Faslata® Allograft
  • Pelvicol® Tissue
  • PelviSoft® Biomesh
  • Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh

Johnson & Johnson®

  • Ethicon® TVT
  • Gynecare® TVT
  • Gynecare® Prosima
  • Gynecare® Prolift
  • Gynemesh® PS

CONTACT OUR ATTORNEYS

If you or a loved one has suffered complications as a result of transvaginal mesh products, please contact the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.