Following the FDA’s warning of the heightened risks of complications associated with using transvaginal mesh, like Boston Scientific’s Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, many patients have chosen lawsuits as their method of securing damages incurred by such products. Although vaginal mesh inserted transvaginally carries a higher potential for adverse effects, it does not provide a higher standard of treatment or better results than mesh inserted abdominally. Furthermore, in Pelvic Organ Prolapse (the primary condition that transvaginal mesh is used in treating), the vast majority of cases can be successfully treated without using mesh whatsoever.
The Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System is one of several transvaginal treatment options manufactured by Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific’s other mesh products include the Advantage Sling System, Obtryx Curved Single, Obtryx Mesh Sling, Prefix PPS System, Arise, Pinnacle, Lynx, and Solyx. In addition to Boston Scientific, three other major companies also make and distribute transvaginal mesh. When implanted transvaginally, like the Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, mesh strengthens the various tissue surrounding pelvic organs in order to prevent them from applying pressure against the vaginal wall. Approximately 30-50% of women will experience pelvic organ prolapsed in their lifetimes, with a much smaller percentage developing symptoms.
The first FDA safety communication regarding transvaginal mesh, like the Prefyx Mid U System, was issued in 2008 in response to the frequent complaints they received from mesh patients regarding a wide range of complications. By 2010, the FDA had received thousands of further complaints of complications following transvaginal mesh surgery. In 2011, the FDA amended their initial warning, and stated that complications due to transvaginal mesh were “not rare.”
Many of the women suffering from complications due to transvaginal mesh are unaware that their symptoms are the result of mesh sling surgery. There is a wide variety of symptoms and complications that have been linked to transvaginal mesh surgery including: persistent vaginal bleeding, chronic discharge, pain during intercourse, and reoccurrence of POP symptoms. If you have been treated with a transvaginal mesh device, like Boston Scientific Pryfix Mid U Mesh Sling System, and are experiencing any of the previously listed symptoms, you may have a potential Mesh Sling lawsuit.
At this time the product liability team at the Willis Law Firm is accepting transvaginal mesh lawsuits nationwide. If you or someone you know is experiencing severe complications following treatment with the Boston Scientific Prefyx Mid U Mesh sling or similar product, please call us today. We understand that these are sensitive topics to discuss, so we have female consultants ready to speak with you about your potential case. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not incur any attorney fees unless we recover for you.