Recall Number: #lp01
- Mesh erosion through the vagina
- Pelvic or groin pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Organ perforation
- Urinary problems
- There were also reports of:
- Recurrent prolapse
- Neuro-muscular problems
- Vaginal scarring/shrinkage
Vaginal Mesh, Pelvic Mesh, Pelvic Swing,
Gynecare (Ethicon): Prolift, TVT, Gynemesh, and Prolene. Bard: Avaulta, Avaulta Solo, Align, and Adjust. Boston Scientific: Pinnacle, Uphold, Advantage, Advantage Fit, Lynx, Obtryx, Prefyx and Solyx. American Medical Systems: Apogee, Perigee, Elevate, SPARC, MiniArc, MinArc Precise and Monarc.
Summary by USRecalls.org
In cases where a woman’s pelvic floor muscles have become weakened as a result of age, childbirth, hysterectomy or some other factor, they can no longer support the bladder or uterus. At that point doctors implant transvaginal mesh as an additional support mechanism. There have been many complications that have been discovered regardless of the mesh brand. One of the most common is that over time, the mesh can erode. If the mesh erodes, it can produce sharp edges and slice through the vaginal wall. These punctures can cause internal bleeding, problems urinating, pain and larger health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have received a surgical mesh implant, regardless of brand, to repair POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and/or SUI (stress urinary incontinence) you might be at risk of these complications.
Immediate steps to take if I have a Transvaginal Mesh or Sling Implant
If you haven’t experienced any complications you can continue to monitor with your annual checkup. If you have experienced ANY of the stated complications you should notify your health care provider immediately. Let your provider know you have surgical mesh and that you need to be examined for possible complications.
Is there an active lawsuit or settlement for people with a Transvaginal Mesh Implant?
Tens of thousands of women and their families have suffered as a result of vaginal mesh and have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of vaginal and pelvic mesh. To date millions of dollars have been won on behalf of these victims.
Am I entitled to financial compensation as a result of my Transvaginal Mesh Implant?
The statute of limitations restricts the time frame you are able to pursue a claim if you have been affected by vaginal/pelvic mesh. It is important to find out if you are eligible for a claim immediately.