Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys: St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois

Transvaginal mesh dangerous medical device.The transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys at our St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois offices are currently reviewing cases where women suffered serious injury or disfigurement as a result of this potentially defective medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  Some women who have suffered as a result of transvaginal mesh, also referred to as vaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, or a bladder sling, have opted to file dangerous medical device lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for their injuries and damages.

If you or a woman you love has been suffered injury after being implanted with transvaginal mesh, our medical product liability transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorneys in St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois may be able to help you pursue compensation. 

Contact our medical device product liability law firm to discuss your case with transvaginal mesh lawyers at our St. Louis or Metro-East Illinois office.  We offer:

  • Free claim evaluations by a local transvaginal mesh lawyer
  • Home and hospital visits anywhere in Missouri or Illinois
  • No fee unless we win your case

Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted in women as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  However, this potentially defective medical device, produced by a number of manufacturers, has proven a very high rate of post-operative complications, including extreme pain and disfigurement.  Included in the long list of potential transvaginal mesh injuries are:

  • Bladder perforation
  • Blood vessel perforation
  • Bowel perforation
  • Infection
  • Pain Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence that leads to transvaginal mesh revision surgery
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Vaginal tissue erosion

In an August 2010 study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, it was reported that a transvaginal mesh study was halted early after an unexpectedly high number of women studied fell victim to serious vaginal mesh injuries and complications.  Researchers who ran this study found that more than 15% of the women studied suffered vaginal mesh erosion within just three months of implantation.

FDA Transvaginal Mesh Warnings

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a number of transvaginal mesh safety warnings, beginning in October 2008.  This first warning stated that over 1,000 women experienced vaginal mesh complications, attributed to devices made by nine different manufacturers.  A more recent study has connected transvaginal mesh made by all manufacturers to serious complications and injuries.

Following this study, the FDA released a transvaginal mesh warning in July 2011, warning women and medical professionals that transvaginal mesh complications are common and can result in “a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain.”  Deputy Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological health Dr. William Maisel cautions, “The FDA is asking surgeons to carefully consider all other treatment options and to make sure that their patients are fully informed of potential complications from surgical mesh.”  According to the FDA, transvaginal mesh holds no benefits over other treatments for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

There are a number of medical device companies that manufacture transvaginal mesh, and the product is marketed under a number of different names.  In St. Louis, our transvaginal mesh lawyers are currently reviewing cases where women were injured by the following products:

  • UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
  • Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
  • Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
  • Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
  • Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling
  • Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
  • Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
  • Bard Avaulta Support System
  • AMS Sparc Sling System
  • AMS Perigee System
  • AMS Monarc Sling System
  • AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
  • AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System

Contact a St. Louis Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer

The St. Louis and Metro-East transvaginal mesh product liability lawyers at our firm understand the devastating and personal nature of a transvaginal mesh injury and are prepared to help victims pursue just compensation for their injuries.  A number of women affected by transvaginal mesh injuries have opted to file dangerous medical device lawsuits against the manufacturers of these devices, claiming that they knew or should have known of the dangers vaginal mesh poses but failed to warn the public of such risks.  If you believe you may have a transvaginal mehs lawsuit claim, contact us today for a free consultation with a local transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorney.