Women diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may have transvaginal mesh devices implanted during surgery to repair the damage. This plastic, net-like material made of polypropylene, also known as urogynecologic surgical mesh, has caused health issues in thousands of patients. These health problems typically occur because of faulty product design or improper surgical implantation technique. While the mesh can be implanted via abdominal surgery, vaginal implantation is the more common route for women suffering from pelvic floor disorders. Vaginal implantation is far less invasive than traditional surgery, with less time spent in the operating room. Contact a Boston Defective Medical Device Lawyer Today.
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic floor disorders generally occur after childbirth or hysterectomy, or in postmenopausal women. Prolapse is usually due to weakening of the pelvic muscles, which allows the uterus, bladder or rectum to enter the vagina. Surgeons use prepackaged transvaginal mesh kits to repair the prolapse. The problems experienced by women undergoing these procedures are directly linked to certain manufacturers. Currently, C.R. Bard, Ethicon, and Boston Scientific are facing the majority of injury lawsuits for mesh devices.