The Pinnacle Family of Pelvic Floor Repair Kits was introduced by Boston Scientific in order to repair a variety of various pelvic floor defects, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Using both level 1 and level 2 support, Pinnacle kit transvaginal mesh devices create additional support for pelvic organs that have sunk due to weakened tissues. Boston Scientific also offers several other varieties of transvaginal mesh products aimed to help strengthen tissue and treat POP as well as stress urinary incontinence. In addition to Boston Scientific Corporation, three other major companies also design, manufacture, and market mesh: Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary), C. R. Bard, and American Medical Systems. It is unfortunate, however all of these mesh devices have become the subject of lawsuit claims after it was discovered that they could result in serious side effects and injuries, like mesh erosion.
Mesh erosion is one of the most frequent and commonly experienced transvaginal mesh complication according to reports and warnings from the United States Food and Drug Administration. According to an updated FDA safety communication in 2008, when mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, this complication is “not rare.” Other names for mesh erosion include: mesh extrusion, mesh protrusion, and mesh exposure. These names come from the fact that the mesh grinds through the vaginal walls and is then “exposed.” Pinnacle erosion requires a revision surgery in order to retrieve the device from the body, but is in some cases untreatable if the mesh breaks down into smaller pieces.
Many of the injuries that can result from transvaginal mesh surgery require further hospitalization and multiple more surgeries. In addition to mesh exposure, patients treated for POP with mesh have experienced:
If you have been injured due to treatment with surgical mesh sling for POP or SUI, you may have a potential lawsuit claim. Claims have been filed against all of the major mesh device manufacturers, including Boston Scientific. The Willis Law Firm is currently conducting free transvaginal mesh consultations, and we are ready to hear your story. Our firm has female consultants trained to discuss these private health issues in complete confidence. Help hold the corporations behind these defectively designed and negligent products accountable for the harm they create. Call us today.