Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon is responsible for the Gynecare line, which includes many transvaginal mesh devices used in the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The Gynecare Prolift is a popular Ethicon mesh device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.
By Marilyn T. McGoldrick, Esq. This is the 10 th mesh-related case tried in Philadelphia and the 8 th verdict in favor of plaintiffs.
Patricia Mesigian was in pain and unable to continue a normal life. Her Prolift vaginal mesh eroded, leading to serious injury. Medical implants can have side effects. Products have warnings so people can make an informed decision about the risks.
About one of every nine women in the United States will have surgery for a vaginal support defect pelvic organ prolapse. Our armamentarium of surgical options for helping these patients now includes improved mesh designs and new synthetic mesh kits for transvaginal repair. The development of synthetic mesh is important, as we have learned over the years that some women have visceral connective tissues the connective tissues that support the vagina, bladder, and rectum that are not strong enough to maintain a conventional surgical repair.
What was supposed to be a simple surgery to relieve bloating and constipation turned into a living nightmare for Linda Gross, 46, of Watertown, S. Gross experienced pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which the organs of the pelvis begin to shift because of a weakened pelvic wall. Her doctor implanted Gynecare Prolift, a relatively new type of surgical mesh, into her pelvic wall through incisions made in her vagina.
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common problem. A lot of women have surgery for prolapse.
This page is part of the vaginal mesh erosion section of this website. As of mid, more than 1, lawsuits are pending against Ethicon arising from mesh complications. The FDA is currently reviewing transvaginal mesh products, and in early requested the manufacturers of the mesh, including Ethicon, to provide more detailed information on the adverse events of which they are aware.
Transvaginal repair of genital prolapse with a Prolift system : complications and outcomes after 7 years of follow-up. Acta Obstet Ginecol Port [online]. ISSN