DEFECTIVE VAGINAL MESH AND BLADDER SLING PRODUCTS: VAGINAL MESH LAWSUITS
Our independent investigation indicates that vaginal mesh products including but not limited to the Gynecare Prolift, Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific Pinnacle and Uphold, and AMS (American Medical Systems) Apogee, Perigee, and Elevate have not met reasonable safety standards. These are medical devices, commonly referred to as pelvic mesh, vaginal mesh, and bladder slings, which are used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In fact, in October 2008 and February 2009, the FDA issued the first Public Health Notifications concerning the use of mesh products in treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. After receiving over 1,000 reports and complaints, the FDA warned of serious complications resulting from the placement of these mesh products, including the Gynecare Prolift, Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific Pinnacle and Uphold and AMS Apogee, Perigee, and Elevate. These Notifications have been followed up with the most recent July 13, 2011 report and warnings.
Our investigation also indicates that Gynecare, Bard, Boston Scientific and AMS did not adequately disclose and warn of the significant risks of these products in their physician literature, patient literature, and websites. These inadequacies deprived women of the opportunity to make informed choices as to how they wanted their treatable medical conditions to be repaired, leading them to choose to have pelvic mesh permanently attached to the inside of their pelvis – often with catastrophic results.
For more specific information on any vaginal mesh and bladder sling products, click on the links below for the applicable mesh manufacturer:
We are currently accepting vaginal mesh and bladder sling cases on behalf of women from the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Contact one of our experienced mesh personal injury lawyers, and our law firm will respond to your inquiry within 24-48 hours.