Transvaginal Mesh, Vaginal Sling, Vaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling Class Action Lawsuit

By on January 15, 2013

Several vaginal mesh and bladder sling class action lawsuits were filed in recent years after women began to suffer from severe injuries due to using the mesh products.  Transvaginal products were sold by medical device companies in order to help women with pelvic organ prolapse.  However, numerous women have reported experiencing pain because of the systems.

Common problems and side effects linked to vaginal mesh include:

•  Pain during sex
•  Urination issues
•  Several incidences of pelvic organ prolapse
•  Vaginal tearing
•  Punctured bladder or perforated blood vessels
•  Mesh deterioration
•  Infection
•  Organ damage

The class action lawsuits have cited more than ten different pelvic organ prolapse mesh and sling systems.  Some of the models listed in the complaints include:

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

In some instances, the spouse of the injured patient can also sue for a loss of intimacy.  Personal injury attorneys and mass tort law firms can help you file a case.