In July 2011, the FDA warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. The agency noted that it was not clear if Recurrent Pelvic Organ Prolapse or POP, repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair. The FDA warned that such procedures may expose patients to greater risk. The FDA also noted that vaginal mesh complications associated with POP repair were not rare, a modification of its previous position on the matter.
While a total of nine manufacturers produce transvaginal mesh products, the 4 most used and therefore most likely to cause complications in women, are those made, marketed and sold by J&J/Ethicon, Bard, AMS and Boston Scientific.Each of these devices has caused serious side effects and medical issues for women and are the subjects of litigation nationwide.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Women’s Health & Urology division manufacturers many transvaginal mesh products. Johnson & Johnson offers medical solutions for multiple female pelvic and reproductive organ health conditions. Brand names of Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh patches include:
- Ethicon TVT
- Gynecare TVT
- Gynemesh PS
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
Headquartered in Massachusetts, Boston Scientific, has been making medical devices for over 25 years. Boston Scientific is also responsible for producing defective transvaginal mesh systems. Boston Scientific’s mesh brands include:
- Advantage™ Sling System
- Obtryx® Curved Single
- Obtryx® Mesh Sling
- Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
- Prefyx PPS™ System
Based in Georgia, Bard manufactures, distributes, and markets mesh products under the following labels:.
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
American Medical Systems or AMS
SPARC® transvaginal mesh patch produced by the Minnesota-based American Medical Systems. SPARC is designed to treat stress incontinence.
Can Borrow to Pay For Mesh Repair or Mesh Removal Surgery?
Yes – Women who need medical attention for repair or removal of mesh may get funding for surgery. Case Funding will pay for the medical procedure and associated expenses such as travel and hotel relating to the medical procedure if the client does not have health insurance coverage.
Can I file a Lawsuit if I have a defective mesh implant?
If you have or had a Transvaginal mesh implant that has failed, you should contact a lawyer experienced in TVM lawsuits. TVM patients may be eligible to be compensated for their medical bills, lost wages and mental and/or physical pain and suffering. Because lawsuits can take years to resolve, Pre-settlement lawsuit funding can help you pay medical bills and living expenses until you receive proceeds from your lawsuit.
Cash Advance for Mesh Victims
If you or a loved one is expereincing problems with you mesh implant, have a lawyer and are involved in a lawsuit, you may be eligible for a pre-settlement cash advance from Case Funding Inc. Money is available in the form of a cash advance – it is not a loan, and the funds can be used for any type of living expenses, rent and mortgage payments or for medical treatment.
Our Services – Pre-Settlement Funding
Call Case Funding now at (800) 543-4043 to speak to a TVM lending specialist for a FREE no obligation evaluation to see how much money you may be eligible to receive. There are no up-front fees, no credit checks and no monthly payments. If you lose your case, you owe NOTHING!
Unfortunately, all of these transvaginal patch manufacturers continue to make these potentially dangerous devices despite known cases of women being seriously injured by these products. Under the law, women who have been seriously injured by transvaginal mesh complications have the right to seek compensation for their losses and suffering from these companies