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How big are the problems associated with transvaginal mesh patches?
Consider this: In the United States, market data from manufacturers indicate that in 2010 approximately 300,000 women underwent surgical procedures to repair POP and approximately 260,000 underwent surgical procedures to repair stress urinary incontinence.
According to industry estimates, approximately one out of three POP surgeries used mesh patches and three out of four of the mesh POP procedures were done transvaginally. Over 80 percent were done transvaginally with mesh patches.
The potential for problems is great.
What are some transvaginal surgery mesh patch brands?
The mega medical device manufacturers are all represented:
Brand names of Ethicon’s/ Johnson & Johnson transvaginal mesh patches include:Ethicon TVT
*Gynecare TVT Sling
*Gynecare Prolift Mesh
*Gynecare Prolene Mesh
Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch Secur
Brand names of Bard’s transvaginal mesh patches:*Avaulta Plus™
BioSynthetic Support System,
Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System,
*Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
Brand name of American Medical Systems: SPARC®*
Brand name for Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh patches:Advantage™ Sling System
Lynx™ Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System
Obtryx® Curved Single
Obtryx® Mesh Sling
Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
Prefyx PPS™ System
* Mentioned in existing lawsuits
Hundreds of women have filed lawsuits for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of quality of life due to transvaginal mesh patch surgery.
If you or a loved has suffered from transvaginal mesh patch surgery then consider contacting the medical device law firm Anapol Schwartz. Medical devices are supposed to help not hurt or erode. How can we help you?