Transvaginal Mesh

urinary problems, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse
Transvaginal Mesh

ABOUT THE DEVICE

According to the FDA, Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are pelvic disorders affecting millions of women in the United States. They occur when pelvic floor muscles lose strength, allowing pelvic organs, including the bladder and uterus, to descend from their normal location and bulge through the vaginal wall (pelvic organ prolapse), or diminishing bladder control (stress urinary incontinence).

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM), also known as pelvic sling or hammock implants, have been used for more than two decades to correct stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse by supporting the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel or rectum.

The FDA has received complaints over the last several years from doctors reporting poor patient outcomes regarding the mesh used in transvaginal surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. According to the FDA reports, these issues include constant pain, infection, mesh erosion (into vagina, bowel, and bladder), and recurrence of prolapse or incontinence

PURPOSE OF THE DEVICE

For almost 20 years TVM has been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Made of a mesh-like synthetic material, the ends of the implant are secured to the pelvic bones. The devices provide support and stability to the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel or rectum.

WARNINGS

Problems emerged long before the FDA in July 2011 said it had received nearly 4,000 complaints of TVM malfunction, injury and even death. Women suffered erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall, and perforation of the bladder, urethra, bowel or rectum.

SIDE EFFECTS

Some of the physical symptoms women have suffered after getting the transvaginal mesh implanted range from urinary incontinence and infections to bleeding, severe pelvic, genital or groin pain, recurrence of prolapse, nerve damage, fistulas and vaginal scarring.

HOW BERNSTEIN, DECAILLY & MARSHALL, PLLC CAN HELP

What’s worse, multiple surgeries are needed to remove the sling and correct the problem and doctors cannot promise a complete recovery. Women who believe they might be suffering TVM complications should immediately seek medical treatment. These complications have prompted the filing of thousands of individual lawsuits and multi-district actions against manufacturers like AMS, Bard Avaulta, Ethicon, and Boston Scientific.

Since most doctors who performed the implant surgery are not skilled at removing the implant or repairing the damage, it is recommended that women with TVM pain or complications seek a board-certified gynecological surgeon that is skilled in removing the device.

Because of the personal nature of these cases, some clients may feel more comfortable discussing their matter with female attorneys or paralegals, which we can arrange.

We have seen a dramatic increase of interest among patients as the statute of limitations are coming due in various states. We encourage individuals to speak with an attorney since each case has its own set of unique circumstances, and specific filing deadlines vary by state.

There is no cost until the case is tried or settled to the plaintiffs’ benefit.

Transvaginal Mesh

urinary problems, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse
Transvaginal Mesh

ABOUT THE DEVICE

According to the FDA, pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are pelvic disorders affecting millions of women in the United States. They occur when pelvic floor muscles lose strength, allowing pelvic organs, including the bladder and uterus, to descend from their normal location and bulge through the vaginal wall (pelvic organ prolapse), or diminishing bladder control (stress urinary incontinence).

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM), also known as pelvic sling or hammock implants, have been used for more than two decades to correct stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse by supporting the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel or rectum.

The FDA has received complaints over the last several years from doctors reporting poor patient outcomes regarding the mesh used in transvaginal surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. According to the FDA reports, these issues include constant pain, infection, mesh erosion (into vagina, bowel, and bladder), and recurrence of prolapse or incontinence

PURPOSE OF THE DEVICE

For almost 20 years TVM has been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Made of a mesh-like synthetic material, the ends of the implant are secured to the pelvic bones. The devices provide support and stability to the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel or rectum.

WARNINGS

Problems emerged long before the FDA in July 2011 said it had received nearly 4,000 complaints of TVM malfunction, injury and even death. Women suffered erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall, and perforation of the bladder, urethra, bowel or rectum.

SIDE EFFECTS

Some of the physical symptoms women have suffered after getting the transvaginal mesh implanted range from urinary incontinence and infections to bleeding, severe pelvic, genital or groin pain, recurrence of prolapse, nerve damage, fistulas and vaginal scarring.

HOW BERNSTEIN, DECAILLY & MARSHALL, PLLC CAN HELP

What’s worse, multiple surgeries are needed to remove the sling and correct the problem and doctors cannot promise a complete recovery. Women who believe they might be suffering TVM complications should immediately seek medical treatment. These complications have prompted the filing of thousands of individual lawsuits and multi-district actions against manufacturers like AMS, Bard Avaulta, Ethicon, and Boston Scientific.

Since most doctors who performed the implant surgery are not skilled at removing the implant or repairing the damage, it is recommended that women with TVM pain or complications seek a board-certified gynecological surgeon that is skilled in removing the device.

Because of the personal nature of these cases, some clients may feel more comfortable discussing their matter with female attorneys or paralegals, which we can arrange.

We have seen a dramatic increase of interest among patients as the statute of limitations are coming due in various states. We encourage individuals to speak with an attorney since each case has its own set of unique circumstances, and specific filing deadlines vary by state.

There is no cost until the case is tried or settled to the plaintiffs’ benefit.

There is no fee unless you are awarded compensation

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