The PBS program Need to Know explored whether the FDA’s medical device approval process adequately protects U.S. consumers late last month. The program’s medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay interviewed Linda… Read more
Bladder Mesh Lawsuit Center
Multiple lawsuits are pending against major manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, alleging that they bypassed substantial testing of the devices resulting in injuries to thousands of women.
If a mesh product injured you, then you need an attentive advocate to demand compensation for your injuries.
One California jury has already awarded $5.5 million to a woman injured by a transvaginal mesh.
If you’ve suffered injury caused by vaginal mesh, consult a lawyer today to determine what kind of compensation you may be entitled to.
Transvaginal mesh was marketed to help women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but studies and evidence show that mesh provides no benefits over non-mesh devices, and might in fact pose unreasonable dangers of their own.
Warnings from the FDA, thousands of reports of mesh failure and injury, and multiple lawsuits against manufacturers reveal the dangers of transvaginal mesh.
POP, SUI… the many uses of surgical mesh.
Surgical mesh is a type of netting implanted to repair weakened or damaged tissue. Most transvaginal procedures use a polyester or polypropylene type of mesh. Transvaginal mesh is permanently implanted through the vagina to reinforce a weakened vaginal wall, and to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
But there are many problems with mesh, too.
Transvaginal mesh poses unique risks because it reacts with the real tissues in the body. Mesh failure occurs when the mesh fails to bind to a woman’s pelvic tissues and moves through the tissues, becoming imbedded in the wrong places. As a result, the transvaginal mesh may poke through the vaginal wall and protrude out of the vaginal tissue.
Six big lawsuits…
Manufacturers of transvaginal mesh already face multiple lawsuits related to their products. In February 2012, more than 500 legal challenges to the four major mesh manufacturers—American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon—were consolidated into multidistrict litigation.