Pelvic mesh is a medical device originally designed for hernia repair that was repurposed for use in women suffering from conditions including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)

Ethicon Mesh Product

Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers vaginal mesh devices intended to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Though some users report positive results, many found their health issues worsened once their mesh device was in place – some even experienced painful side effects and required follow-up procedures to repair the damage caused by their mesh device.

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Synthetic Polypropylene and Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Transvaginal mesh is used to provide extra support when repairing weakened tissue caused by pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Mesh can be made from animal materials or from synthetic polypropylene, which is a thermoplastic polymer.

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FDA Reclassifies Vaginal Mesh as High Risk

Many familiar with transvaginal mesh have been aware of the risks for some time, but until recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had limited the classification of the devices. On January 4, 2016, that changed when the FDA announced two major updates to its position on transvaginal mesh.

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Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers Face Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts and Settlements

More and more companies are settling lawsuits related to transvaginal mesh devices as women are continue to take action against the manufactures of these harmful products. Women experience ongoing symptoms and follow-up procedure are often needed to remove all or part of the device. In some cases, little can be done to restore life as they knew it. Through appropriate legal action, many women have been able to regain some of what they lost following their TVM procedures.

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Transvaginal Mesh Makers Dealt String of Court Losses

The results of preliminary lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturers seems to indicate that the legal tide is turning in favor of women who claim that the devices cause injuries such as pain, bleeding and infection.

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Recent TVM Verdicts

Pelvic mesh is a medical device originally designed for hernia repair that was repurposed for use in women suffering from conditions including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, the device was not tested by the FDA for this use. Thousands of injured women allege that the mesh erodes prematurely, causing injuries including severe pain, sexual dysfunction and gynecological problems. The FDA has received an extraordinary number of complaints regarding transvaginal mesh devices. Two recent verdicts against manufacturers Ethicon and Boston Scientific have been announced this month. Click on the links below for details of each case

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