Ugytex and the Ugytex dual knit mesh are transvaginal mesh implants made from polypropylene and collagen, intended to provide stabilization of the structures of the pelvic floor in treatment of vaginal wall prolapse.
These products, like many others from manufacturer C.R. Bard, have been the focus of numerous lawsuits following reports from women that they were causing side effects, damage and complications. If you have been a victim of such complications, then you should consider finding a transvaginal mesh attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What is Ugytex?
Like other transvaginal mesh products, the function of Ugytex and the Ugytex dual knit mesh was to provide structural support for the vagina and muscles of the pelvis in treatment of two conditions: stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Stress urinary incontinence is a condition that causes patients to lose control of their bladder when laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercises. This can be highly embarrassing and the idea of the transvaginal mesh in this instance is to support the urethra thus preventing the escape of urine under such conditions.
Pelvic organ prolapse meanwhile is a condition where patients experience their pelvic organs descending into the vagina which can be uncomfortable, painful and once again embarrassing. This commonly occurs following a childbirth, hysterectomy or menopause.
Complications and Problems
Unfortunately, products like Ugytex and other vaginal meshes from C.R. Bard and other companies, have been found to be both ineffective and high risk by the FDA. Research shows that these implants are no more effective at treating urinary incontinence or POP than using stitches alone, while there is a high chance of corrosion leading to infection and other problems.
Among the symptoms reported by victims are:
- Constant pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Permanent scarring
In some cases, infections have been known to lead to emergency surgery and in the case of a different vaginal mesh, even death.
Vaginal Mesh Settlements
Many victims have had their lifestyles severely affected by the defective nature of these products that were not properly tested. As such, the advice to sufferers is to seek out a vaginal mesh attorney and to file a claim. Many other women have done so and many have been successful in receiving compensation to help them deal with the financial strain and emotional and physical trauma.
C.R. Bard was ordered to pay $3.5 million dollars to one patient who used a similar product in 2012. Since then, they have received thousands of new lawsuits.
The fact of the matter is that judges are on the side of the women in these cases. These products were often rushed to market via the FDA’s 501(K) process (a process that doesn’t require vigorous testing) and countless women have suffered.
If you’re among those sufferers, then allow us to help you get your life back on track with the financial help you need. Get in touch and you’ll be able to speak to a vaginal mesh attorney who has extensive knowledge in this subject.