Our lawyers are now reviewing Avaulta vaginal sling cases for potential lawsuits throughout the country.
Pelvic organ prolapse ("POP") occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman's pelvic organs weaken and slip out of place. Because of the sensitivities involved, there is very little talk of this issue in the media or even in private conversation. But it is a very common problem. Approximately 50% of women - a statistic few people seem to focus on - who have children will suffer some type of prolapse over the course of their lives and nearly 10% of women will need surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.
Vaginal mesh implants were seen as a revolution in dealing with POP, helping women avoid more invasive retropubic placement. The idea of vaginal mesh implants was conceived in France in the late 90s and requires the placing of a sling via the groin and obturator foramen of the bony pelvis. The first European product was a polypropylene mesh with a silicone coated sub-urethral zone called Uratape. Uratape failed and was withdrawn from the market because of a high incidence of vaginal mesh extrusion and replaced with ObTape. But Mentor's ObTape and Avaulta's vaginal mesh slings, the two big replacements for Uratape, were not much of an improvement.
The Avaulta vaginal sling consists of a thermal linked monofilament polypropylene fiber with small pores. The Avaulta pelvic sling is non-woven which makes it relatively stiff. The Avaulta lawsuits claim the mesh users have suffered an erosion of the mesh into the vaginal wall causing tearing, cutting, and sometimes permanent erosion of the vaginal tissues at levels that are unacceptable, and that its manufacturer should have known about from the Uratape example. The lawsuits also claim the product needed more testing and analysis before Avaulta put its sling on the market.
Thousands of women remain implanted with the vaginal mesh implants and suffer from or at risk of suffering from vaginal mesh extrusion. There are Avaulta transvaginal pelvic mesh lawsuits pending around the country. You may be able to receive money for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages related to your Avaulta mesh complications. Lawsuits are never a sure thing but we believe many of these claims are quality cases. If you have experienced transvaginal mesh side effects or complications with the Avaulta vaginal mesh sling and feel you may be entitled to money damages for your injuries, fill out our free case review form or call Laura Zois at 800-553-8082.More Information