Boston Scientific, Bard Medical and many other manufacturers are responsible for serious injuries and health complications in countless women thanks to complications arising from various transvaginal mesh implants.
Many of the transvaginal mesh implants from Boston Scientific, are made from the Polyform synthetic mesh. Read on to learn more about Polyform Synthetic Mesh, transvaginal mesh lawsuits and whether you could be entitled to compensation.
What is Polyform Synthetic Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh implants are implants that are designed to be implanted or inserted in through the vaginal wall in order to provide additional structural support for prolapsing organs, muscle weakness and other issues leading to discomfort and incontinence.
Of course these products need to be suitable for integration into the human body and that means that they must not irritate the surrounding tissue, or risk potential rejection. This is the aim of Polyform Mesh, which is made from polypropylene.
According to the manufacturer:
“This material has been implanted throughout the body for over 30 years. This material was designed to make it softer, smoother, thinner, and lighter with more stretch compared to a leading synthetic mesh for pelvic organ prolapse.”
“Softness and conformity are important attributes when performing a graft-aided repair. The ability to stay soft while not compromising strength was the goal. Polyform Mesh has been successful in providing both: softness and strength.”
Does it Work and is it Safe?
That’s the ‘official blurb’ but unfortunately the reality paints quite a different picture. This material and the products made from it have caused severe irritation and vaginal erosion in countless women, leading to bleeding, fluid secretion, scarring, discomfort and pain during intercourse. Infection has also been common. All these issues are a result of the products rubbing against the organs, essentially causing them to corrode over time.
What’s more, polypropylene has been known to cause allergic reactions in a large number of patients leading to further complications and risks. Another complaint is that these products simply don’t work and often require further surgery to remove.
Lawsuits and Settlements
These issues are not the only problems facing products made with Polyform Mesh. In fact, countless synthetic and organic transvaginal mesh implants and slings have faced similar problems. Hundreds of thousands of women have been affected and many of them have filed lawsuits against the respective manufacturers. Many women have already been awarded millions of dollars in settlements, so if you have been in any way harmed by one of these devices, you may also be entitled to compensation.
Give us a call to find yourself a transvaginal mesh attorney and we can discuss your case with you. We’ve helped countless women to reach settlements with companies that have harmed them due to their alleged negligence and we hope to get the opportunity to do the same for you!