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Vaginal Mesh and Pelvic Mesh
For nearly 40 years doctors have used surgical vaginal mesh to help women who suffer from bladder, uterus or bowel protrusions after child birth. Originally surgeons inserted vaginal mesh through the abdomen. However, since 1990 most vaginal mesh procedures have been done trans-vaginally or through the vagina.
There have been many reported cases of women suffering serious injuries and death after receiving vaginal surgical mesh. Since 2008 the FDA received over 1,500 complaints of adverse events for meshes manufactured by Johnson and Johnson and other vaginal mesh medical devices such as Bard, Gynecare, and AMS.
The FDA has warned consumers about the increased risk for serious medical complications that include mesh erosion, pain and urinary problems.
Johnson and Johnson is one of the largest manufacturers of vaginal mesh in the world. Recently, it announced that it is halting the sale of vaginal mesh. Johnson and Johnson also manufactures the recalled De Puy metal hip implant.
The FDA has just issued another warning to Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary, questioning the safety and effectiveness of its mesh. According to recent securities filings there are hundreds of medical device injury lawsuits already filed against the company on behalf of injured women.
Ethicon has announced its intent to stop selling the following surgical mesh products:
- Gynecare TVT Secur
- Gynecare Prosima
- Gynecare Prolift
- Gynecare Prolift+M.
Ethicon asked the FDA to allow it to keep selling its Gynecare Gynemesh product, but only for abdomen insertions instead of transvaginal implantation.
Our defective mesh injury lawyers are currently investigating claims on behalf of women who have suffered complications such as:
- Erosion of the inserted mesh
- Infection of the bladder, bowel or vagina.
- Bowel perforation
- Bladder perforation
- Blood vessel perforation
- Failed vaginal mesh surgery
- Revision of vaginal mesh surgery
Claimants are entitled to compensation for scarring and disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional and mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses associated with transvaginal mesh failures. If you have a potential claim, please contact us for a consultation regarding your legal rights.