Transvaginal Patches

A transvaginal patch is a medical device that, when surgically implanted in the vaginal wall, provides extra support to areas impaired by surgery, injury and/or childbirth. This support helps take pressure off other organs, such as the bladder and the bowels. As a result, transvaginal patches are primarily used in the treatment of:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition in which the organs in the lower pelvic region fall out of place
  • Stress urinary continence (SUI), an inability to control urination when putting stress on the abdominal region (such as by laughing, sneezing or coughing)

Common brand names of transvaginal mesh patches include:

  • Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
  • Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
  • Bard Composix Kugel
  • Faslata Allograft
  • Pelvicol Tissue
  • PelvisSoft Biomesh
  • Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh

Transvaginal Mesh Patch Problems & Defects

Despite being an effective pelvic support device, transvaginal mesh patches have been reported to cause a number of severe side effects, including:

  • abscess
  • erosion through the vaginal epithelium
  • infection
  • pain (including pain during intercourse)
  • perforation of the blood vessels, bladder or bowels
  • recurring incontinence or POP
  • urinary tract problems
  • vaginal scarring

To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 1,000 patient reports regarding the development of serious health complications as a result of transvaginal patch implants. Additionally, patches made by the following medical supply manufacturers have all been reported to cause the above-listed side effects:

  • American Medical Systems
  • Bard
  • Boston Scientific Scimmed
  • Caldera
  • Davol, Inc.
  • Ethicon
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mentor Corporation
  • Sofradim

Treatments & Compensation for Transvaginal Patch Injuries

Patients who sustain severe transvaginal patch injuries may require any combination of:

  • abscess drainage
  • blood transfusions
  • intravenous hydration
  • surgery

If you’ve been harmed by a transvaginal mesh patch, it is important to meet with a qualified legal professional after you’ve received proper treatment to make sure your rights are protected. At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, our professional, compassionate legal staff is dedicated to:

  • Putting our clients’ needs first
  • Building the strongest case possible
  • Aggressively representing our clients’ rights in all necessary legal proceedings
  • Helping our clients win maximum settlement awards so they can recover and move on with their lives

With more than 20,000 cases under our belt, Gacovino, Lake & Associates has the experience, the knowledge and the resources to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. For more information about your potential case, contact us today.

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