Types of Surgical Mesh Products
A number of medical manufacturers produce vaginal mesh and gynecologic mesh used in transvaginal repair procedures. The complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse repairs involve multiple brands of mesh, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
In January 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered several medical manufacturers to conduct studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of certain transvaginal mesh products. These manufacturers include:
- American Medical Systems, which manufactures large-pore polypropylene mesh, the Apogee system, the Elevate prolapse repair system and the Miniarc® single incision sling system.
- Boston Scientific Corp., which manufactures the Pinnacle Duet™ pelvic floor repair kit, Pinnacle® posterior pelvic floor repair kit, Pinnacle® anterior-apical pelvic floor repair kit, Lite pelvic floor repair kit, and surgical mesh.
- C.R. Bard, Inc., which makes the Avaulta® Solo, Avaulta® Plus and Avaulta® Biosynthetic surgical mesh kits that are implanted in the front or back vaginal compartments to support pelvic organs that have fallen or shifted.
- Ethicon, Inc., which manufactures the Gynecare TVT Secure™ system, Gynecare Proflift +M™ pelvic floor repair systems, Gynecare Prosima pelvic floor repair systems, Gynecare Gynemesh M™, and Gynemesh prolene soft nonabsorbable synthetic surgical mesh for pelvic floor repairs.
- Organogenesis, Inc., which manufactures Fortaflex surgical mesh.
- Pegasus Biologics, which manufactures Orthadapt surgical mesh and Orthadapt Bioimplant.
- Prosurg, Inc., which manufactures the Easy Lift™ pelvic organ repair system and the Minisling™, a single incision urethral sling for treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
- Proxy Biomedical, Ltd., which manufactures Polyform synthetic mesh, a product distributed by Boston Scientific to repair pelvic organ prolapse.
- RTI Biologics, Inc., which produces Tutopatch Tutomesh®, which is intended for repair of soft tissue weakness, including vaginal prolapse and reconstruction of the pelvic floor.
- Tyco Healthcare, which developed IVS Tunneller® product, which treats both pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women.
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If you have found this website, you may wonder if you have a claim as a result of mesh complications or if you have grounds for a vaginal mesh lawsuit. The compassionate transvaginal mesh lawyers at Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, are ready to answer your questions at no charge.
Legal Help For Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
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Complications Associated With Numerous Types of Vaginal Mesh
Medical manufacturers produce surgical mesh products made of both synthetic material and natural animal tissues, such as pig skin. Some surgical mesh is marketed as part of vaginal mesh repair kits to create a sling to support fallen bladder or other pelvic organs. Whatever material it’s made of, vaginal mesh is implanted to support or reinforce weakened tissue or support fallen pelvic organs.
In all likelihood, you do not know the brand of mesh that your doctor implanted during your pelvic repair surgery. It may be Bard Avaulta mesh, Gynecare Prolift mesh or another brand of vaginal mesh. It’s not a question that most women feel a need to ask until complications arise. We can help you obtain your medical records and find out the brand of surgical mesh as part of investigating your case.
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration elevated its safety warning to consumers and doctors about the risks associated with vaginal mesh used in pelvic organ prolapse repair. In the advisory, the FDA said the mesh complications were not isolated to any one brand of transvaginal mesh.
Mesh complications are an increasing problem. The complications involve protrusion of the mesh, infection, bleeding, pain and feelings of abdominal pressure. As a further indicator of concern, the FDA is currently developing a list of new scientific studies to further assess the risks and safety of using vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
About 10 percent of women in the U.S. undergo surgery to address pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But no woman should have to face the troubling choice of living with a debilitating condition or subjecting herself to the risk of a defective medical product that may lead to other complications.
Medical manufacturers should produce and market products that are safe and effective when used as intended and warn consumers of the risks beforehand so women can make informed decisions about their health care.
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If you have suffered complications from transvaginal mesh, you may have a legal right to claim compensation from a mesh manufacturer. The MEDLAW legal team of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, can help with your transvaginal mesh injury claim.
Our team includes accomplished personal injury lawyers, a board-certified physician and registered nurses. Our breadth of experience enhances our clients’ ability to recover substantial damages after a serious injury caused by vaginal mesh or surgical mesh complications.
Contact us so that we may explain how we can help you. Time is of the essence to protect your legal rights and file a mesh lawsuit.
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