After the FDA issued official safety alerts linking transvaginal mesh to an increased risk of adverse effects, a number of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of these products. Johnson & Johnson Gynemesh PS is one example of a transvaginal mesh device associated with these increased risks. While transvaginal mesh, like Gynemesh PS, does carry a higher potential for complications, it does not appear to provide any benefits over traditional non-mesh avenues of treatment. In the vast majority of cases, Pelvic Organ Prolapse can be successfully treated without mesh. Many women wish that they had been given all of this information prior to surgery, and are now going through the debilitating effects that the FDA outlined. In some cases, a lawsuit is the best way to be compensated for the suffering associated with a defective medical device. For this reason, the Willis Law Firm is currently evaluating lawsuits for women who have gone through complications as a result of vaginal mesh, like Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift.
Gynemesh PS is one of several transvaginal mesh devices distributed for the treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Other Johnson & Johnson mesh systems include Gynecare Prosima, Gynecare Prolift, Gynecare TVT, and Ethicon TVT. All of these products work to correct weakened tissue between the bladder and the vagina, and eliminate the bladder leakage that can result from this weakened tissue. Unfortunately, treatment with Gynemesh PS can lead to a wide spectrum of complications, many of which are more painful and trouble-some than bladder leakage.
The most common complication from transvaginal mesh, like Johnson & Johnson Gynemesh PS, takes place when the mesh pushes through the walls of the vagina, and is referred to as mesh erosion, protrusion, or extrusion. In the case of Gynemesh erosion, surgery is required in order to remove the implant from the pelvic area. Sometimes the mesh can break up into many pieces, which means that multiple surgeries may be required to fully excavate the mesh from the body. “Mesh Contraction” is another complication that happens when the mesh shrinks after its surgical implantation. Symptoms of mesh complication include, but are not limited to:
Many of the complications that can result from treatment with Johnson & Johnson Gynemesh PS could be avoided had the patient been fully informed of risks and all other available treatment methods. The experience of mesh complications is both physically draining as well as financially difficult, and for this reason the Willis Law Firm is currently reviewing potential cases on behalf of the victims of transvaginal mesh complications. If you or a loved one is suffering from complications related to Gynemesh PS, or other transvaginal mesh device, please contact the Willis Law Firm today. We have female consultants trained and ready to discuss these sensitive issues with you confidentially.