transvaginal mesh lawsuit update
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Quick summary of transvaginal mesh implant
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Complications and more about transvaginal mesh

vaginal mesh complications

More than thousands of women are suffering with mesh erosion into vagina, pelvic pain and several physical injuries.

vaginal mesh complications

Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh or bladder slings, is a very common medical device which is implanted in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Surgical mesh has been used since the 1950s, but surgical mesh began to be used to treat abdominal repair of SUI since the 1990s.

The transvaginal mesh complications that women are alleged to have suffered from this mesh implant are debilitating and severe. The complications include the following:

  • erosion of the mesh into the vagina, bowel, and bladder
  • recurrence of POP or SUI
  • vaginal scarring
  • vaginal bleeding
  • painful sexual intercourse
  • excessive vaginal discharge and drainage
  • vaginal shortening and shrinkage
  • protrusion of the implant
  • ongoing pain and infection

The mesh makers named in the lawsuits for causing vaginal mesh complications:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • American Medical Systems (which is now a unit of Endo Pharmaceuticals)
  • Boston Scientific
  • R. Bard

Reasons for TVM Lawsuits

  • Failing to adequately warn patients and medical community about potential complications
  • Intentionally misleading the patient and medical community about safety of TVM products
  • Poor testing and inadequate research about the risks of mesh products

FDA Action

In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered J&J, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and other mesh manufacturers to carry out studies of injuries and complications in the wake of the initial round of vaginal lawsuits. More recently, the agency has strictened the regulations and requires these implants to be classified as “higher-risk” products. The FDA also ordered the makers of pelvic mesh to submit new applications signifying the safety and effectiveness of their products.

The victims of the defective transvaginal meshes can file for financial compensation for the undue pain and suffering.  The experts of the can help you understand and evaluate whether your case is eligible for financial compensation. Visit or dial 1(855) 631-1517 to know more about the lawsuit process.

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