Countless women across the United States have suffered serious personal injuries, intense pain and ongoing complications from the use of transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices. Women who have been injured by these products have filed thousands of federal lawsuits and more than 600 state court actions against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices.
If you or a family member has suffered complications after transvaginal mesh surgery, please call Wilson Law, P.A. at 919-890-0180 for a free consultation today.
Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
Injuries inflicted by transvaginal mesh devices include, but are not limited to:
- Vaginal erosion
- Organ perforation
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Inability to engage in sexual relations
- Revision surgeries
Additionally, these injuries have led to severe emotional and psychological problems for these women and their spouses.
Which Transvaginal Mesh Devices Are Subject to Litigation?
Transvaginal mesh device manufacturers which are currently the subject of litigation include but are not limited to:
- American Medical Systems: Sold under the names Elevate, Perigee, and Apogee
- Boston Scientific: Sold under the names Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System, Pinnacle Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, ObtryxTransobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System, Polyform Synthetic Mesh, Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, Prefyx PPS System, and Uphold Vaginal Support System
- C.R. Bard, Inc.: Sold under the names Avaulta, PelvisoftBioMesh, PelvicolAcellular Collagen Matrix Pelvitex, and Pelvilace
- Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon: Sold under the names Gynecare, Gynemesh, GynecareProlift, GynecareProlift+M, GynecareProsima, and Gynecare TVT
- Sofradim: Uretex TO, Uretex TO AvaultaBioSynthetic System, Uretex TOO2, Uretex TOO3, UretexPubovaginal Sling, and Pelvetex Polypropylene Mesh Patch
On July 13, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the medical community of serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh devices in women for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In March 2012, the FDA announced that Johnson & Johnson had sold the GynecareProlift product for three years without proper regulatory approval. In June 2012, Johnson & Johnson filed a request with the U.S. (FDA) to stop selling the GynecareProlift, Prolift+ M, TVT Secur, and Prosima surgical mesh products
If you have experienced problems which are, or you think may be, related to your transvaginal mesh device, Wilson Law, P.A. has the expertise and experience to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Managing Shareholder Kim Wilson White was appointed by the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, to the consolidated MDL Plaintiff’s Steering Committee involving Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products. She has litigated several hundred cases involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
Kim understands that injuries experienced by the transvaginal mesh devices are particularly hard for women to discuss as they seek legal representation. At Wilson Law, P.A., you will always have the opportunity to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case with a female attorney or paralegal.
Please contact Wilson Law, P.A. using the form or call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free transvaginal mesh injury consultation. We serve clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and throughout North Carolina.