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Gynecare TVT Secur Vaginal Mesh Recall by Johnson & Johnson

Jun 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Mesh Recall News

The Gynecare TVT Secur vaginal mesh pelvic floor repair system is a product manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. This mesh product is intended to be long-lasting and safe for the patient, however many negative side effects of this transvaginal mesh recall product have been reported to the FDA. These negative side effects have caused Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon to voluntarily recall the Gynecare TVT Secur vaginal mesh system.

Gynecare TVT Mesh Erosion and Complications

According to analysis conducted by the United States FDA, transvaginal mesh bladder slings (including Ethicon Gynecare TVT Abbrevo) are associated with serious complications. Furthermore, it is not clear whether any additional benefits come with these elevated mesh risks. The most frequently reported TVT complication is mesh erosion (also called protrusion, exposure, and protrusion). Treatment of Gynecare TVT Abbrevo erosion requires a second surgery, and sometimes multiple revision surgeries cannot even fully remedy the problem. Treatment for the removal of mesh requires expensive hospitalization, surgical procedures, and possibly IV therapy and blood transfusions. Many patients were not fully warned of these potential complications prior to treatment, and file Gynecare lawsuit claims to help with medical expenses.

What is Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Gynecare TVT Mesh?

Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT is a surgical mesh product inserted transvaginally for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence by providing additional support for the urethra. In a person not affected with SUI, the urethra is held by the pelvic floor muscles, which prevent involuntary urine loss. However, a woman with Stress Urinary Incontinence will have weakened muscles that cannot keep the urethra in its typical and functional position. Ethicon Gynecare TVT is a piece of mesh that is inserted under the urethra in order to help it stay in place and prevent involuntary leakage in the event of a cough, laugh, or sneeze as well as during physical exercise. Unfortunately, Ethicon TVT mesh has been linked to several serious complications ranging from infections and discharge, to mesh erosion and vaginal scarring.

Do I have a Gynecare TVT Secur Mesh Recall Lawsuit?

Patients who are injured as a result of treatment with Johnson & Johnson Gynecare TVT Secur vaginal mesh may choose to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the recalled transvaginal mesh.

If you were treated with Gynecare TVT Secur vaginal mesh and experienced mesh erosion or other complications, contact the Johnson & Johnson mesh recall attorney at the Willis Law Firm. We can provide a Gynecare TVT Secur mesh recall lawsuit evaluation free of charge or further commitment; Contact Us today.