Michael Phelan and Jonathan Petty | Virginia Trial Attorneys

Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Virginia Defective Vaginal Mesh Attorneys

A transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is surgically implanted through the vagina to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), conditions that can occur after a hysterectomy, menopause, or childbirth. The mesh is surgically placed through the vagina to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall for POP repair or to support the urethra or bladder neck for SUI repair.

Serious complications can be caused by defective transvaginal mesh patches, including infection, erosion of the vaginal tissue, bleeding, pelvic pain, urinary problems, nerve damage, pain during intercourse, and the return of POP or SUI – the very conditions the mesh was supposed to treat. The surgery to remove an implanted vaginal mesh has been likened to trying to remove re-bar from concrete. It is a very difficult surgery, which can result in additional damage to the patient.

Women who have suffered serious complications from defective transvaginal mesh implants are entitled to file claims against the manufacturer of the device, and more than 60,0000 women have done so.

The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh implants include:

  • Ethicon, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson
  • C.R. Bard
  • American Medical System
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coloplast
  • Coviden
  • Caldera
  • Tyco

If you or someone you know has been affected, call us today.

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