While a total of nine manufacturers offer different transvaginal mesh medical devices, the ones most used and most injures women, are those made by four manufacturers in particular: J&J/Ethicon, Bard, AMS and Boston Scientific. Below you will find information on the transvaginal mesh devices made by each of these companies. All of these devices have caused serious side effects to women that have received them.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Women’s Health & Urology division is responsible for manufacturing many transvaginal mesh devices. This division of Johnson & Johnson offers treatment solutions for a variety of female pelvic and reproductive organ health conditions. Brand names of Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh patches include:
- Ethicon TVT
- Gynecare TVT
- Gynemesh PS
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
Bard is another manufacturer of transvaginal mesh patches. This company, based out of Georgia, manufactures, distributes, and markets numerous medical devices. Brand names of Bard’s transvaginal mesh patches include:
- Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
- Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
- Faslata® Allograft
- Pelvicol® Tissue
- PelviSoft® Biomesh
- Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh
American Medical Systems or AMS
SPARC® is a type of transvaginal mesh patch produced by the Minnesota-based American Medical Systems. SPARC is designed to treat stress incontinence.
Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific, who has been making medical devices for over 25 years, is also responsible for making potentially defective and dangerous transvaginal mesh systems effects, some of which are potentially fatal. Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh patch brands include:
- Advantage™ Sling System
- Obtryx® Curved Single
- Obtryx® Mesh Sling
- Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
- Prefyx PPS™ System
Unfortunately, all of these transvaginal patch manufacturers continue to make these potentially dangerous devices despite known cases of women being seriously injured by these products. Under the law, women who have been seriously injured by transvaginal mesh complications have the right to seek compensation for their losses and suffering from these companies. To learn more contact us.