Mesh Overview – Pelvic Mesh Lawyer

 

What is transvaginal mesh?

Transvaginal mesh used to repair tissue damage by either providing support or replacing missing tissue.

Use of transvaginal mesh treatment?

Surgical mesh is used primarily in treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

What is pelvic organ prolapse (POP)?

Harvard Medical School describes Pelvic Organ Prolapse occurs as a condition where there is pelvic relaxation is a weakness or laxity in the supporting structures of the pelvic region which may cause bladder to bulge into the vagina.

What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?

Stress Urinary Incontinence: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined by Medline Plus as when your bladder leaks urine during physical activity or exertion as slight as a cough or exercise.

Causes of Pelvic problems:

  • Childbirth
  • Certain medications
  • Surgery on the prostate or in the pelvic region

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Transvaginal Mesh Products

Endo International -American Medical Systems Perigee, Apogee and Elevate mesh implants

C.R. Bard based in New Jersey – Avaulta, Uretex

Boston Scientific based in Massachusetts– Advantage Sling System,  Obtryx Curved Single, Obtryx Mesh Sling, Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, Prefyx PPS System

Ethicon (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) – Gynecare Systems

Most, if not all, of the above products are involved in Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation (MDL) which consolidates thousands of cases under one court overseen often by a single judge at the US District court level. For more on Mesh MDLs click here.

Pelvic Mesh Complications:

The Food and Drug Administration states that the most common complications are:

  • Mesh erosion through the vagina
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Mesh erosion can cause pain during sex
  • Recurrence of prolapse or incontinence
  • Urinary problems

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What should you do if you have suffered one or all of the above complications?

The first action should be to consult with your surgeon or medical provider. The mesh may have to be removed or replaced in a new surgery.

Secondly, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the faulty mesh.

Several multi-million dollar verdicts have been recorded against pelvic mesh manufacturers across the country. See J&J 3.27 Million judgment. On October 1,2014, Endo International agreed to pay $400 million to settle lawsuits related to its vaginal-mesh implants.

If you have suffered serious complications, including but not limited, to corrective surgery call a transvaginal mesh lawyer at (800) 932-0979 to discuss your rights.

Do you think you have a case? 410-849-9529

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Disclaimer: Attorney Joseph K. Githuku is licensed to practice law in Maryland and does not practice law in any other state. Cases outside of Maryland are likely to be referred to a network of local attorneys.