Transvaginal Mesh

FDA ISSUES WARNING ABOUT TRANSVAGINAL MESH COMPLICATIONS

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh that is used to treat pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).   Pelvic Organ Prolapse is when the internal structures that support organs (such as the bladder, bowel and uterus) weakens or stretches, causing the organs to drop to below their normal position and bulge into the vagina.   Stress Urinary Incontinence is the leakage of urine during moments of physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. transvaginal mesh

Vaginal Mesh Complications include:

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Urinary Problems
  • Internal bleeding
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissues
  • Recurrence of prolapse, incontinence, or both

Transvaginal mesh complications,  including mesh eroding through the vagina, bleeding, pain, painful sexual intercourse, organ perforation and urinary incontinence issues, can lead to permanent pain and injury, and in a few reported cases, transvaginal mesh complications have even resulted in death.

Despite the thousands of injuries caused by the transvaginal mesh patch, this medical device remains on the market, posing serious risks to the thousands of women who undergo POP and SUI surgery each year.

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If you or a loved one has suffered complications as a result of transvaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the device manufacturer used in your procedure.  Our transvaginal mesh injury lawyers are currently reviewing potential cases involving victims of these potentially dangerous products.  Please contact us immediately to speak with one of our transvaginal mesh lawyers today.

FDA VAGINAL MESH SAFETY ALERT

Since 2008, the FDA has issued two safety alerts regarding transvaginal mesh complications. In Oct 2008, the FDA warned that between 2005 and 2007, more than one thousand women had reported experiencing problems with vaginal mesh made by numerous manufacturers.  Vaginal mesh complications included mesh erosion, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of vaginal prolapse and/or bladder incontinence.  Additionally, there were reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion.   The FDA said that vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain.

Recently (July 2011), the FDA released further warnings about transvaginal mesh surgery, indicating that transvaginal mesh surgery may not be necessary, and may not be any more effective than other forms of treating POP and/or SIU.

The vaginal mesh lawyers at Kogan & Associates are investigating potential claims of women who have received any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, which could include products made by the following manufacturers:

American Medical Systems

Apogee
Perigee
Mini-Arc Sling
Monarc Subfascial Hammock
Influence In-Fast
In-Fast Ultra
IntePro Y Sling
Elevate with IntePro
Intexen
Bio-Arc
Sparc

Boston Scientific

Pinnacle
Advantage
Obtryx
Lynx
refyx
Solyx
Posterior Uphold

Bard

Uretex
Pelvisoft
Avaulta
Pelvilace
Pelvicol
Align
Pelvitex
 

Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon)

Gynecare
Gynemesh
Prolene Mesh
 

Other Manufacturers

Coloplast
ARIS TOT
NovaSilk
 
Caldera Medical
T-Sling
Desara
 
Cook Medical
Stratasis
 
Tyco Healthcare
IVS

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