Surgical / Vaginal Mesh
A lawsuit may be an option for women who have suffered serious complications after receiving a surgical mesh implant to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
Surgical mesh (also known as "vaginal mesh" or "transvaginal mesh") is a malfunction that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. In urogynecologic procedures, surgical mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.
On October 20, 2008 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an urgent public health notification to physicians and patients regarding serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. At that time, the FDA had received over 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of complications that were associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
On July 13, 2011, the FDA updated its 2008 notification about surgical mesh with a Safety Communication. On top of the 1,000 reports of complications received prior to its 2008 notification, the FDA received an additional 2,874 reports of injury, death and malfunction associated with mesh implants.Vaginal Mesh Complications: Pain, Infection
The following are among the vaginal mesh complications reported by women who underwent surgery for a transvaginal mesh implant:
- Mesh erosion
- Pain, including dyspareunia
- Recurring prolapse
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal scarring
- Bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation
Women who are suffering from these and other complications from surgical mesh implants may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from their mesh problems.Boston Area Attorneys for Vaginal Mesh Cases
The Cambridge law firm of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry is knowledgeable about vaginal mesh matters and currently litigating cases in Massachusetts in which recipients of transvaginal mesh and sling products have suffered serious complications.
Our personal injury attorneys are currently available to review claims of vaginal mesh complications from women who were implanted with many types of vaginal meshes and bladder slings, including but not limited to the following:
- Avaulta Vaginal Meshes (Biosynthetic, Plus and Solo)
- Gynecare Prosima, TVT, Gynemesh and Prolift products
- Mentor ObTape
- Bard Pelvic Meshes (PelviSoft, PelviLace and Pelvicol products)
- AMS Mini Arc Single Incision Sling
- AMS BioArc, Elevate, Perigee and Apogee
- Tyco IVS
- Boston Scientific Arise, Pinnacle, Advantage Fit, Lynx, Obtryx, Prefyx PPS and Solyx
If you or a loved one have been injured, or suspect that you may have complications linked to pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence surgery or the placement of a transvaginal mesh product, please contact Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry immediately to schedule a free initial consultation with our Cambridge, Massachusetts vaginal mesh lawyers. Call 617-494-1920. We are sensitive to the needs and concerns of those suffering from the complications of such surgery and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We can help.
We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.