They come under so many names manufactured by dozens of manufacturers but, the are all Prolene mesh and over 300,000 women have had them implanted. Some where aware of the implantation and others were just going in for a hysterectomy and came out with a mesh.
You have seen it on T.V and the lawsuits are being filed by the thousands as a multi district litigation consolidated in West Virginia for the most part. They are called a vaginal mesh, TVT sling, Transvaginal mesh, TVT, Bladder sling, pelvic mesh, Prolene mesh, surgical mesh, Bladder Neck Suspension Kit, SPARC Sling, MiniArc, Avaulta System, ProteGen Sling, ObTape, Desara Sling, IVS Tunneller I, Gynecare Prolift, TVT, Transvaginal Surgical mesh, Gynemesh, Polyform mesh, Apogee System, Perigee System, Pinnacle, and Advantage cystocele mesh, rectocele mesh, and are used for organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. Some women have one, some have two and some have three. Many have tried to get it removed only to find a new one has taken it's place. Women are in agony. Many can no longer work and others have seen their marriages fall apart. This Prolene mesh of many names makes it impossible to have rerlations without pain. Many women describe it as a knife cutting all the time. This is quite understandable as these synthetic plastic mesh placed inside a womens pelvic area are falling apart and eroding thru the vaginal wall. Many are eroding into the bladder and bowel causing a dangerous medical situation.
This mesh of many names has very severe complications. It can erode right thru the vaginal wall into the vaginal canal. Erode in it's simplest terms means cut right thru. The mesh causes relentless pain and infections that never stop. Many women have been on antibiotics for months on end which in and of itself is dangerous. The mesh can cause bleeding and the return of incontinence and prolapse with a vengence. This can be incontinence and re prolapse of the bladder or the bowel. There can be gastrointestinal problems, lower back pain, pain on one side, leg pain, neurological issues and the result is lives destroyed and severe emotional and psychological problems.
This mesh of many names has caused deaths. Some of these do to medical reasons and some do to choice in reaction to a sense of victimization that there appears to be no end to. Doctors are not listening, and if they have found one there is no longer insurance or funds for surgery. We have talked to women of all ages from 33 to 86. Who would put a mesh into a senior or a women still intent on having children is beyond me. We have spoken to women who have become pregnant with a piece of prolene mesh right there waiting for child birth. Some of it failing apart internally right in the pelvic region with very sharp edges.
With all the warnigs, stories and lawsuits the FDA has not recalled the mesh and many doctors are still putting it in. They believe the ones they put in will not fail. These are just not the ones that are falling apart. Somehow they are the magic doctor. Johnson and Johnson has pulled most of their Gynecare mesh products off the market under the Ethicon label and changed the labeling on one for warnings against vaginal implantation. However, this was just a business decision they say. There was nothing wrong with the mesh at all.
Many names yet, all a vaginal mesh.
- A Mesh is A Mesh Is A Mesh
- Pelvilace or Pelvicol
- Uretex TO
- Uretex TOO2
- Uretex TOO3
- A Mesh is a Mesh is A Mesh
- TVT Exact
- TVT Abbrevo
- TVT Retropubic System
- TVT Obturator
- TVT Secur
- Gynemesh PS
- MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
- MiniArc Single Incision Sling
- Monarc Subfascial Hammock
- In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
- Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System
- Tyco Covidian Duo
- Mentor ObTape
- Coloplast Mesh
- Advantage Fit
- Prefyx PPS
- Scientific Solyx
So many names, so many mesh so much pain and so much suffering.
If you have one of these mesh under so many different names it is still a mesh and you must come forward and fill your pelvic ,msh lawsuit immediately. The statute of limitations is running close. We cannot let anyone be left out. These mesh manufacturers must hear your voices and just must be sort for women everywhere with a mesh.