Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers in Houston
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyer Houston
A transvaginal mesh implant device is a surgical mesh that has a screen-like quality. It is made of metals or polymers consisting of non-organic chemical compounds. Transvaginal mesh is used to reinforce soft tissue, such as the bladder or a vaginal wall that has been weakened or damaged. The mesh is cut into the desired shape and then surgically implanted within the body through an incision in the abdomen or transvaginally. These two conditions the mesh is used to correct include pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a condition in which the bladder, rectum or uterus can slip out of place and drop into the vaginal cavity.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a condition characterized by the inability to control urination as a result of increased pressure in the abdominal region – often as a result of pelvic organ prolapse.
The FDA received 2,874 reports over a period of three years from surgical mesh manufacturers that noted complications with their surgically implanted mesh devices. And even though the FDA has received thousands of complaints and thousands of women have suffered injury, transvaginal mesh implant devices have not been removed from the market. To date, only three devices have actually been recalled.
Who Are the Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers?
Transvaginal mesh devices are manufactured by nine corporations, but six are prominent in the U.S. transvaginal mesh implant market.
- American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific
- Advantage™ Sling System
- Obtryx® Curved Single
- Obtryx® Mesh Sling
- Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
- Prefyx PPS™ System
- Novasilk Sling
- C.R. Bard
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
- Ethicon (a division of Johnson & Johnson)
- Ethicon TVT
- Gynecare TVT
- Gynemesh PS
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
- Mentor Corp
There are many complications that result from transvaginal mesh implants including erosion, infection, pain, urinary problems, and the frequent recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Other side effects or complications include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Organ perforation
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Scarring and scar tissue
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal Infection
- Nerve damage
- Complications from surgery
- Sexual dysfunction
- Hardening of the vaginal mesh
- Injury to nearby organs
- Mesh contraction and shrinkage
- Mesh erosion through the vagina
- Permanent complications or disfigurement
- Additional surgeries to remove the mesh
Zinda Law Group Can Help
With the help of the caring attorneys at Zinda Law Group, you can get compensated for your injuries, side effects and complications that resulted from a transvaginal mesh implant. If you would like to speak with a personal injury attorney today, contact Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 today. Let us help you.