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Tens of thousands of women receive a transvaginal mesh (TVM) device each and every year from numerous suppliers: American Medical Systems, Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon,Gynecare, and Johnson & Johnson. Thousands of women have been injured through no fault of their own, including vaginal erosion, pain, urinary problems, bleeding, infection and more. Our attorneys are representing women in all fifty states and Canada who have been injured. For a free case evaluation, call 1-800-632-1404.
Boston Scientific Sued in Federal Court for TVM/TVT Products
Many women who have suffered from bladder prolapse, pelvic prolapse and other related complications have had transvaginal mesh implanted to treat the problem. A transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh made from polyester or polypropylene and feels like a woven fabric and is implanted in the vagina. It reinforces the vaginal wall and creates what is at times referred to as a pelvic sling or baldder sling.
Boston Scientific is one manufacturer of TVM products, and the Massachusetts company is facing additional lawsuits in federal court filed by women who claim they were injured by the company’s vaginal mesh implants. The latest lawsuits were filed in Massachusetts and Kansas federal courts. Each of the women who filed suit claims they suffered painful and permanent injuries caused by a Boston Scientific mesh product. According to court documents, the lawsuits allege that the company’s vaginal mesh products migrated and attached to surrounding tissues and did not function properly, resulting in severe pain, tissue damage, infection, swelling and other complications.
In addition to the lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific, hundreds of claims have also been filed against the Johnson & Johnson Company (Ethicon) and C.R. Bard. Johnson & Johnson is facing approximately 600 lawsuits involving its Ethicon Gynecare system while Bard is being sued over complications stemming from its Avaulta mesh devices. The first bellweather trials in the Ethicon Gynecare litigation are scheduled to begin in a New Jersey court in November 2012.
Our team of attorneys is reviewing case evaluations for women across the country who have received TVM and TVT products from manufactures such as C.R. Bard, Avaulta, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon.
If you need help from a transvaginal mesh device injury, call us today for help.
In 2008, the FDA first released concerns about the safety of transvaginal placement of mesh. From 2008 to 2010, the FDA received three to five times as many adverse reports associated with mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse repair than what agency received from 2005 to 2007 (nearly 1,000 reports of adverse events were received from 2005-2007).
Many of these patients complain because of erosion or contraction of the mesh material (which has been described as being of a similar material as Rubbermaid storage containers). The erosion leads to bleeding, severe pelvic pain, painful (or impossible) sexual performance and a recurrence of urinary problems.
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update related to what it called ‘serious complications’ related to the use of vaginal mesh for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is now known that complications linked to transvaginal placement of surgical mesh in SUI and POP patients are not rare and can require multiple surgeries to correct problems related to the use of surgical mesh. In fact, the FDA now says that additional surgeries may actually not be able to repair damage caused by implantation of the mesh.
In other words, the side effects of the mesh placement may be permanent. These complications from transvaginal placement of surgical mesh include:
- -Erosion of the implanted mesh
- -Infection and/or bleeding
- -Pain, including pain during sexual intercourse
- -Problems with organs near the implantation site
You may have experienced mesh erosion, bleeding, urinary infections, vaginal scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, failure to conduct sexual intercourse and more. A physician may have tried to remove the mesh and been unable to do so. You may be in excruciating pain, and need help. We are offering free case evaluations to the general public across the United States and Canada. Manufacturers we consider include American Medical Systems, Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon,Gynecare, and Johnson & Johnson.
If you received a transvaginal mesh / sling and have been injured, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Problems include pain, inability to have intercourse,bleeding, mesh growth into the body, mesh erosion, and more. Problems could be irreversible. Please fill out the form to the right or call us so that we can provide you with forms to evaluate your potential case immediately.
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