Transvaginal Mesh

On July 13, 2011, the Federal Drug Administration issued an announcement warning patients and physicians about the dangers of transvaginal mesh (TVM), an medical device implant used to prevent pelvic organ prolapse and also used in connection with various urogynecologic procedures. The FDA continues to receive thousands of reports of serious adverse events from TVM. Common complications include severe pain sitting or walking, painful sexual intercourse, incontinence and loss of sexual sensation. The symptoms could indicate that you have: mesh erosion, bleeding, infection, shrinkage, inflammation and/or potential damage to nerve endings.

Devices at Issue

The following transvaginal mesh devices have been known to cause serious side effects in women, including erosion through the vagina (also known as extrusion or protrusion), pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), pain, infection and bleeding, stress urinary incontinence, and even perforated organs:

Johnson & Johnson®

  • Ethicon® TVT
  • Gynecare® TVT
  • Gynecare® Prosima
  • Gynecare® Prolift
  • Gynemesh® PS

Boston Scientific®

  • Advantage™ Sling System
  • Obtryx® Curved Single
  • Obtryx® Mesh Sling
  • Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
  • Prefyx PPS™ System
  • Arise®
  • Pinnacle®
  • Lynx®
  • Solyx®

C.R. Bard®

  • Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support
  • Faslata® Allograft
  • Pelvicol® Tissue
  • PelviSoft® Biomesh
  • Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh

American Medical Systems®

  • SPARC®
  • BioArc®
  • MiniArc®
  • Elevate®
  • Monarc®
  • Perigree®
  • In-Fast®
  • Apogee®

Your Next Step

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms from a TVM implant, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, disability payments, lost income, and pain and suffering. We urge you to either contact us online or call our offices at (888) 237-4529 for a free consultation. Given the sensitivity of this issue, our female personnel will handle your inquiry with the privacy and dignity that you deserve.