Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a medical material that is used in the treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) as well as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). These disorders both occur when a womans bladder, bowel, rectum or uterus drops, pushing into the vaginal walls. Commonly, these disorders happen in females that have given birth vaginally or had pelvic surgery, either of which can result in a loss of strength in the muscles of the pelvis.
Surgical mesh devices were developed for pain relief and to alleviate some of the symptoms of POP and SUI. However, TVM has been plagued by medical complications and several transvaginal mesh lawsuits have resulted from this defective medical product.
If you have been injured because of the use of surgical mesh, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. The attorneys at Harbin & Burnett are experienced and will work hard for justice for you. Find out about your legal options for free by contacting us today.
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Complications with Transvaginal Mesh
There are several common complications with TVM that can cause discomfort and pain in daily life. These include:
- Mesh eroding into the vagina
- Pain experienced during sexual intercourse
- Recurring prolapse
- Urinary issues
- Bladder, bowel or blood vessel damage
- Psychological trauma
In many cases of transvaginal mesh complication, the mesh will need to be removed and other treatments and surgeries may be required. In some cases, a woman will need IV therapies, blood transfusions or drainage procedures for abscesses or hematomas.
FDA Warnings about Surgical Mesh Injury
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report containing warnings about TVM on July 13, 2011. The report stated:
- Transvaginal mesh complications are NOT rare.
- Evidence does not exist that mesh repair procedures are any more effective than the non-mesh methods.
- Using transvaginal mesh exposes patients to unnecessary risks.
We believe no one should be injured because of an unnecessary risk. The manufacturers of dangerous, defective products like TVM should be held accountable for the unnecessary damage they have caused. Our lawyers believe that for victims of this type of negligence, justice is necessary. If you have been suffering after a POP or SUI surgery, you may have grounds for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
There are several manufacturers involved in the production of surgical prolapse mesh. The leaders in this group include Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific and C.R. BARD.
TVM has been used frequently in recent years, and complaints about the product continue to rise. According to the FDA, there were over 1,500 reports of injury or malfunction between 2008 and 2010.
Approximately 300,000 American women underwent POP surgeries, with 70,000 undergoing a procedure using transvaginal mesh. An additional 180,000 had mesh procedures for SUI.
By the time the FDA issued their report, they had received over 2,500 complaints of transvaginal mesh complications.
Brands of TVM are broken down by manufacturer below. If you have had one of these types of mesh implanted and you have suffered injuries, contact us today.
Johnson & Johnson
- GYNECARE PROLIFT + M Pelvic Floor Repair System
- GYNECARE TVT SECUR system
- GYNECARE PROSIMA Pelvic Floor Repair System
- GYNECARE PROLIFT Pelvic Floor Repair System
American Medical Systems
- In-Fast Ultra
- AMS Perigee
- AMS Elevate
- AMS Bioarc
- AMS Apogee
- Uphold Vaginal Support System
- Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System
- Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System
- Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System
- Prefyx System
- Precision Twist Transvaginal Anchor System
- Precision SpeedTac Transvaginal Anchor System
- Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
- Solyx SIS System
C.R. BARD Inc.
- Avaulta Biosynthetic
- Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic
- Avaulta Solo Synthetic
If you believe that TVM was used in your POP or SUI surgery and you have suffered pain from complications, a personal injury attorney who is well versed in litigating defective medical device cases can help you.
Contact Our South Carolina Defective Product Attorneys
Suffering through the pain and embarrassment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Stress Urinary Incontinence is difficult enough. When a procedure that was supposed to help improve life leads to further pain not to mention medical costs it can be emotionally devastating.
We are here to help you. As an experienced and aggressive law firm, we pursue TVM lawsuits with all of our resources and fight for the MAXIMUM compensation for our clients. We believe it is necessary to pursue justice for these unnecessary injuries.
We are proud to serve our South Carolina neighbors through our office in Anderson, and accept clients from the following areas:
- Travelers Rest
Its free to call us with your TVM questions. Dial 1(888)821-0247 toll-free today.
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