Transvaginal Mesh

Who Manufactures Mesh? Ethicon

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon faces thousands of lawsuits alleging that their mesh and sling products caused organ perforation, pain, scarring and nerve damage.  It is one of the few manufacturers that has ceased production of the majority of its transvaginal mesh products.  Ethicon has stopped making the following:

  • Gynecare TVT Secur System
  • Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Gynecare Prolift + M Pelvic Floor Repair System

The only TVM product that they continue to sell is Gynecare Gynemesh, and its label has been adjusted to specify that it should only be inserted abdominally, not vaginally.  The FDA stated in its 2011 safety communication that “mesh placed abdominally for POP repair may result in lower rates of mesh complications compared to transvaginal POP surgery with mesh.”

Thousands of women who have had a TVM repair in order to deal with pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence are suffering complications of what they thought would be a simple surgical procedure.  From erosion to organ perforation to constant pain, many of these women will have to face these problems for the rest of their lives.  Even when the mesh or sling has caused seriously problems, it is a permanent implant that most times can not be completely removed.

If you or a loved one have suffered similar side effects from TVM, contact an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today.  We are experienced, compassionate, and can hold these device makers responsible for the injuries you have sustained.  You deserve compensation; contact us today.