Oregon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Throughout the state of Oregon, The Dunken Law Firm is evaluating claims and advocating for women injured by transvaginal mesh, including in the following cities:

  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Eugene
  • Gresham
  • Hillsboro
  • Beaverton
  • Bend
  • Medford
  • Springfield
  • Corvallis

Women nationwide are filing lawsuits against manufacturers for serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh surgery that is meant to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). If you are encountering side effects after having transvaginal mesh implanted, you may be owed compensation for your suffering. Contact The Dunken Law Firm today and have your case reviewed for free.

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What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Used as support for stretched out, weak, or damaged muscles, transvaginal mesh is a surgical device implanted into women diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). POP is a disorder affecting the pelvic floor muscles, allowing pelvic organs to descend into the vagina. Mesh is implanted in the vaginal wall to hold the organs in place. The disorder SUI is the unintentional leakage of urine caused by physical activity or movement. Surgical treatment for SUI involves using the mesh device as a sling and positioning it on the bladder neck or urethra.

Transvaginal mesh devices are made out of either animal tissue or more commonly, a synthetic material such as polypropylene.

Dangerous Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh

Polypropylene mesh devices have reportedly caused dangerous side effects in thousands of women following their surgical placement. The following are the most common:

  • Infection
  • Dyspareunia or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Mesh erosion, device begins to break down.
  • Chronic pain
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Dyspareunia or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Organ perforation (punctured organs) from eroded mesh
  • Urinary problems
  • Additional hospitalization/transvaginal revision surgeries needed to repair damage/remove mesh.
  • Reoccurring or newly occurring POP or SUI

These serious side effects along with the high incident rate of transvaginal mesh revision surgery elicited two safety warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and eventually the reclassification of mesh products as high risk devices when used for treating POP. The FDA continues to actively study the efficacy of transvaginal mesh and if the potential risks are outweighing the benefits.

Manufacturers and their Devices

The reclassification of transvaginal mesh by the FDA orders manufacturers to perform studies as well. Companies are required to submit clinical trials proving their products work and are safe, including manufacturers such as:

  • C.R. Bard, Inc.: Avaulta mesh and other products
  • American Medical Systems: Elevate Anterior & Apical Prolapse Repair System, Apogee Vaginal Vault Prolapse Repair System, and MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
  • Boston Scientific: Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling, Polyform Synthetic Mesh, Pinnacle Posterior Pelvic-Floor Repair Kit, Obtryx Transobturator, Uphold Vaginal Support System
  • Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson): Ethicon TVT, Gynecare Gynemesh, Gynecare Prolene Mesh, Gynecare Prolift Mesh, Gynecare TVT Sling, Prolene Polypropylene Mesh

The Dunken Law Firm is Ready to Help

Our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers has extensive experience handling these types of cases. Contact us today so we may advise you of your legal options for obtaining compensation.