FDA: Dangers of Vaginal Mesh
On July 13, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an urgent public notice advising patients and their healthcare providers to consider alternatives to transvaginal mesh. The advisory also noted that the FDA will be meeting to discuss a potential ban on the mesh. The FDA was prompted to issue this warning after receiving more than 3,875 injury reports associated with the mesh, three of which involved fatalities, from 2005 to 2010.
Transvaginal Mesh is a medical device implanted surgically to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), conditions that may occur after childbirth and pregnancy. In 2010, more than 75,000 women had vaginal mesh surgery to repair POP.
Recent research shows that at least ten percent of women who have received vaginal mesh implants suffer from mesh erosion within 12 months of surgery and more than half of these patients require additional surgery to remove the mesh following complications such a dyspareunia.
Our law firm represent hundreds of clients allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products in filed cases against numerous large corporations as including but not limited to C.R. Bard, Inc., Ethicon, Gynecare, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems (AMS), Coloplast Corp & Cook Biotech. In fact, our attorneys have been named liaison counsel (lead counsel) in the cases against Ethicon, Gynecare and Johnson & Johnson and we are actively litigating against other manufacturers as well.
If you have been injured as a result of a transvaginal mesh or TVT implant, contact vaginal mesh lawyer today for a free consultation.
Here are some of the Transvaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling cases we handle:
- AlloDerm Mesh Implant
- American Medical Systems
- Bard Avaulta
- Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh
- Gynecare Prolift & TVT
- Coloplast Corp Pelvic Mesh
- Cook Medical Surgisis Biodesign Mesh
- Transvaginal Mesh