How Do I Know if My Transvaginal Mesh Device is Faulty?

 

Because transvaginal mesh complications have been associated with numerous brand names produced by different manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued no specific recall, the unfortunate answer is you will not know whether your transvaginal mesh device is defective unless you experience complications.

Tens of thousands of women have received transvaginal mesh, which is used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In recent years, reports of complications—including death—linked to these defective medical devices have skyrocketed.

Transvaginal mesh, also known as a bladder sling, has been associated with dangerous side-effects including:

  • Infections
  • Internal bleeding
  • Mesh erosion
  • Mesh hardening
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain during urination
  • POP or SUI recurrence
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vaginal scarring

Complications resulting from transvaginal mesh require immediate medical attention, including the potential need for revision surgery.

Adverse effects have been reported with a number of transvaginal mesh product names, including devices manufactured by:

  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
  • Boston Scientific
  • C.R. Bard
  • Covidien
  • Ethicon
  • Johnson & Johnson

If you suffered from complications following the surgical treatment of POP or SUI with transvaginal mesh, an experienced product liability attorney may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Please contact us for a free case evaluation and to locate a defective product lawyer near you.