Women have been significantly injured by vaginal mesh implants to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. This type of mesh was originally developed for use in the repair of abdominal hernia and was then subsequently approved, through an abbreviated FDA process known as 510k, where transvaginal mesh implants were promoted by the manufacturers to be a substantially similar application. Unfortunately, many women have developed serious complications, including erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall and/or other pelvic organs, inability to have sexual relations, painful sexual relations, and frequent infections. Many have needed additional surgeries to remove the mesh.

Transvaginal Mesh Problems

Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh has become a symbol for all that is wrong with the current system for evaluating medical technology. The product was never thoroughly evaluated for use in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Because of lax … Continued

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update

As of the date of this update, lawsuits are pending against four primary transvaginal mesh defendants: American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) and Bard in consolidated state actions in Delaware, Boston and New Jersey. Additionally, all federal … Continued