Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

July 25, 2011

What is Transvaginal mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a medical product manufactured by numerous different well-known companies including Sofradim, Boston Scientific, Bard, Johnson & Johnson, and Caldera. Transvaginal mesh is typically used for female patients suffering from either stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The purpose of transvaginal mesh is to add support to weak or damaged tissue in the vaginal area. Transvaginal mesh is typically made from a porous biological or synthetic material.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common disorder among women, occurring in approximately 30-50% of the female population to some degree. Only approximately 2% of women show the more severe symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the tissues which hold the pelvic organs in place grow weak or stretched. As pelvic organ prolapse (POP) progresses, certain organs in the pelvic area bulge into the vagina and sometimes past the vaginal opening. In pelvic organ prolapse (POP), it may be a single organ prolapsing or multiple pelvic organs at a time.

Transvaginal Mesh FDA Alert

The transvaginal mesh product is surgically inserted and is supposed to prevent the organs from prolapsing through the vagina. In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that in ‘rare cases’ there might be severe complications related to the transvaginal mesh product. The FDA revised its 2008 statement in July of 2011, saying that the complications resulting from transvaginal mesh products were ‘not rare’ after all. A significant number of patients with POP or SUI with transvaginal mesh surgeries were experiencing severe complications.

A recent study being conducted with over 60 patients with transvaginal mesh products had to be cancelled prematurely because of the complications. More than 15% of the patients were experiencing severe and painful complications after only having the transvaginal mesh implants for a few months.

Transvaginal Mesh Complications

There have been many reported transvaginal mesh complications. Some are so severe that another surgery is required to remove the transvaginal mesh. Sometimes, even a follow-up surgery is unable to fix the complications and patients may suffer from the transvaginal mesh indefinitely. Some common transvaginal mesh complications include:

  • Erosion of vaginal tissue
  • Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Infection
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal mesh erosion
  • Pain
  • Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: Speak to an Attorney

Many patients suffering from transvaginal mesh injuries wish that they had been warned of the risks and potential complications before undergoing the operation. Our product liability law team at the Willis Law Firm is currently investigating cases involving failed vaginal mesh complications with transvaginal mesh products manufactured by Boston Scientific, Bard, Johnson & Johnson, and Caldera. The team at Willis Law Firm is committed to representing women who have been injured by a transvaginal mesh implant and getting these clients the financial compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, loss of income, physical pain, and emotional suffering. All transvaginal mesh products are currently under investigation, some of the big names include:

  • Bard Avaulta Solo
  • Avaulta Plus
  • Avaulta Biosynthetic Systems
  • Mentor ObTape

If you or a loved one is suffering from transvaginal mesh injuries please call the Willis Law Firm. We have (female) nurse consultants & paralegals standing by, trained to discuss sensitive issues confidentially. We are currently accepting Transvaginal Mesh Injuries lawsuits nationwide. All cases are handled on a Contingency Fee Basis (no attorney’s fees or expenses charged unless we recover for you).

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