Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers in Fort Worth
Transvaginal mesh devices are often used to treat weak or damaged vaginal walls that can result from pregnancy, child birth or aging. The two most common conditions transvaginal mesh devices are used for are pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – a condition where the organs in the lower abdomen can slip out of place and fall into the vaginal cavity.
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) – the mesh is used to support and diminish pressure on the bladder and reduce overactive bladder syndrome thus providing greater control over the urination process.
Unfortunately, surgical placement of transvaginal mesh devices in the uterus or abdomen can result in very serious consequences. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 1,000 reports of complications over a three year period related to transvaginal mesh devices and they continue to pour in. In fact, the complications were so extensive that the FDA advised that implanting transvaginal mesh devices may expose patients to much greater risk and are no more effective than other traditional non-mesh repair techniques.
Symptoms and Complications of Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Transvaginal mesh was approved by the FDA in the 1990’s with little or no testing done beforehand. The manufacturers merely had to show that there was a substantial similarity to other approved devices. The surgical mesh had been used extensively in hernia repairs, but little was known about the long-term safety or effectiveness for vaginal or bladder repairs. Some of the symptoms of failed or eroding transvaginal mesh include:
- Severe Pelvic Pain
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Vaginal Infection
- Urinary problems
- Injury to nearby organs
- Organ perforation or erosion
- Hardening of the vaginal mesh
- Mesh erosion through the vagina
In addition, there are other complications associated with transvaginal mesh failure including psychological difficulties, sexual dysfunction, and bladder, bowel or blood vessel perforation.
Who Are the Manufacturers?
The largest makers of transvaginal mesh products include American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson. Listed below are the different brand names of transvaginal mesh devices each of the manufacturers make.
American Medical Systems (AMS):
- Advantage™ Sling System
- Obtryx® Curved Single
- Obtryx® Mesh Sling
- Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
- Prefyx PPS™ System
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
- Avaulta™ Solo Synthetic Support System
Johnson & Johnson:
- Ethicon® TVT
- Gynecare® TVT
- Gynecare® Prosima
- Gynecare® Prolift
- Gynemesh® PS
- Prolene™ Polypropylene Mesh Patch
Have You Been Affected?
If you had a transvaginal mesh device implanted and are experiencing any physical symptoms or psychological complications, the transvaginal mesh attorneys at Zinda Law Group of Fort Worth are here to help you. Call us today at 817-769-8442 for your free consultation and let us help you get the compensation that you deserve.