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Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh product that is used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Surgical mesh products were first created and released onto the market in 1996 by Boston Scientific. The first product was called the ProteGen Vaginal Sling and it was approved as a Class II device. The ProteGen was considered substantially similar to other products on the market and thus was approved through a 501(K) program that allowed expedited release with limited testing. Unfortunately, the ProteGen proved to cause serious complications to patients and was withdrawn from the market in January of 1999.

Despite the complications associated with the ProteGen, more manufacturers subsequently began to create and release transvaginal mesh products to consumers. Today, there are many different manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products and many patients who have used these different products and experienced medical problems as a result. The FDA has ordered many manufacturers to conduct comprehensive studies into the risks of their products and many patients have begun suing transvaginal mesh manufacturers for the harm their products have caused. If you or a loved one has been injured or experienced complications, a Boston transvaginal mesh lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help.

Manufacturers and Distributors of Transvaginal Mesh Products

Manufacturers and distributors of medical devices are expected to ensure their products are safe and to warn patients of complications. Unfortunately, many of the transvaginal mesh manufacturers likely failed to live up to this obligation when releasing their surgical mesh onto the market. Some of the different manufacturers who may be responsible for harming women include the following:

AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Minnesota-based AMS has manufactured many mesh products including transvaginal mesh devices specifically targeted for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Brand names of AMS Products include:

  • Bio Arc®
  • IN-Fast Ultra®
  • MiniArc®
  • Monarc®
  • SPARC®
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC

Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific was one of the first manufacturers to bring transvaginal mesh products to the market and lawsuits have already been filed by injured women based on defects in these products. Brand names of transvaginal mesh products sold by Boston Scientific include:

  • Advantage™ Sling System
  • Obtryx® Curved Single
  • Obtryx® Mesh Sling
  • Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
  • Prefyx PPS™ System

Johnson & Johnson/ Ethicon

Johnson & Johnson has a subsidiary called Ethicon, which has a division dedicated to Women’s Health and Urology. This division is one of the largest manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products including products sold under the following brand names:

  • Ethicon TVT
  • Gynecare TVT
  • Gynemesh PS
  • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
  • Secur
C. R. BARD

For more than 100 years, medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard has been based in Covington Georgia and has produced products for medical use. C.R. Bard has several transvaginal mesh products sold under different brand names including:

  • Avaulta Plus™
  • Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
  • BioSynthetic Support System
  • Faslata® Allograft
  • Pelvicol® Tissue
  • PelviSoft® Biomesh
  • Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
TYCO (COVIDIEN)

Tyco Healthcare is owned by Tyco International LTD. In 2007, Tyco Healthcare separated from Tyco International and was renamed Covidien. The company is publicly traded but still sells the same products that were sold by Tyco International. Brand names of Tyco mesh products include:

IVS Tunneller™

Taking Action Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

If you or a loved one has had a surgical procedure involving one of these transvaginal mesh products, it is important to understand your legal rights. A Boston transvaginal mesh lawyer at the Law Officers of Jeffrey S. Glassman can help you to understand your rights and pursue your case for compensation. Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.

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