Thousands of Women File Lawsuits Alleging Vaginal Mesh Products Caused Serious Harm

November 27, 2013 Last Updated on 04/17/2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Patients who were implanted with transvaginal mesh products.
Injuries:
Erosion through the vaginal epithelium, infection, urinary problems, recurrence of prolapse, pain, bowel, bladder or blood vessel perforation, recurrence of incontinence, vaginal scarring and painful sexual intercourse.
Manufacturers:
Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Caldera Corporation, Mentor Corporation, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Sofradim and others
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal meshes are used in women with urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Examples of transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products include Bard's Avaulta, Mentor ObTape, Tyco IVS, Gynecare TVT, MiniArc single incision sling, and Bard's Pelvisoft, Pelvilace and Pelvicol.
FDA Warning:
The FDA released an initial warning about vaginal mesh complications in Oct. 2008. Then, in July 2011, the FDA announced that women who were implanted with a transvaginal mesh were at a greater risk for complications than those undergoing other treatment for pelvic organ prolapse repair.
Type of Lawsuit:
Mass Tort