Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
The attorneys at Wright & Schulte have filed two transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Mentor Worldwide LLC and the Coloplast Corporation on behalf of two Georgia women. These Transvaginal mesh lawsuits or Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits are part of MDL 2387 and were all filed on March 4, 2013. The complaints allege that the plaintiffs have sustained severe injuries that have impaired their quality of life due to the defective design of Coloplast’s bladder mesh slings. As with previous bladder mesh lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte, these lawsuits will all be litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.
Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and medical devices. We encourage those who believe they have been injured due to the use of Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh slings to speak with our knowledgeable transvaginal mesh implant lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Alleged Vaginal Mesh Complications
As part of the treatment recommended for their pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or their stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the plaintiffs in these vaginal mesh lawsuits underwent surgery to have Coloplast’s Aris-Transobturator Sling System implanted in their pelvic region. [coloplast.com.au/urology/topicuro
/professionals/femalepelvic/medsui/] After sling implantation, however, painful mesh sling complications allegedly developed in both of the plaintiffs and caused them to suffer from severe injuries that greatly impaired their quality of life.
Urinary pain, pain during sexual intercourse, vaginal scaring, mesh erosion through the vaginal lining, an increased risk of infection, puncturing of the blood vessels/bowels/bladder and recurrence of SUI are just some of the vaginal mesh injuries reportedly caused by Mentor and Coloplast’s transvaginal mesh slings. [fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf July 2011]
The plaintiffs in these recently filed vaginal mesh lawsuits include a Georgia woman who had the Aris-Transobturator Sling Systemp implanted in 2009 (case no. 2:13-cv-04155), as well as another Georgia woman who had the same Sling System implanted in 2008 (case no. 2:13-cv-04156).
FDA Alerts the Public about Risk of Severe Bladder Mesh Sling Injuries
The FDA issued a vaginal mesh injuries warning in 2011, alerting the public that transvaginal mesh complications are not rare and, in fact, affect about 10 percent of all women with these devices; affected women would reportedly require at least one revision surgery within a year of mesh sling implantation to try to correct the damage done by these devices. In some of the worst cases, women reportedly needed multiple revision surgeries to repair the damage caused by bladder mesh slings. Additionally, the FDA’s warning pointed out that, for some women, implantation of vaginal mesh devices was no more effective than traditional surgeries. The FDA’s announcement of its findings was the result of officials reviewing more than 100 bladder mesh sling studies.
Other important highlights of the 2011 FDA public warning were that vaginal mesh devices had greater risks of complications than traditional surgery for treating POP and SUI and that vaginal mesh may not even be sufficient at alleviating the symptoms of prolapse. [fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf July 2011]
About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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