Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 30, 2013
Wright & Schulte attorneys have filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit against the Mentor Worldwide LLC and the Coloplast Corporation on behalf of a Georgia woman. This transvaginal mesh lawsuit (case no. 2:13-cv-04156) is part of MDL 2387 and was filed on March 4, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division. The complaint alleges that the dangerous design of Mentor’s and Coloplast’s vaginal mesh sling caused the plaintiff to develop some severe, painful injuries that eventually required risky corrective surgery to remove the defective mesh. Additionally, this vaginal mesh lawsuit or bladder mesh lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to adequately test the safety of their mesh slings and failed to warn the public about the risks of serious injuries associated with these devices.
Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and medical devices. Our skilled transvaginal mesh implant attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have been injured due to use of Mentor’s, Coloplasts’ or any company's bladder mesh to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Severe Injuries Alleged in Bladder Mesh Lawsuit
Court documents for this case (case no. 2:13-cv-04156) contend that, in February 2008, the plaintiff had the Aris-Transobturator Sling System, which is made and marketed by both Mentor and Coloplast, surgically implanted in her lower abdominal region. The woman had this surgery to try to treat her pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Following her surgery, however, the plaintiff began experiencing painful complications that ended up being so bad that she had to undergo revision surgery to have the Sling System removed. Court documents for this case also explain that the Mentor and Coloplast knew or should have known about the risk of severe injuries and complications associated with this Sling System and that they failed to warn medical professionals and the public about these potential dangers.
According to the FDA, some of the serious complications that have been linked to the Aris-Transobturator Sling System and other transvaginal mesh implants are alleged to include urinary pain, pain during 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. [fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/publichealthnotifications/ucm061976.htm October 2008]
FDA Warning about the Risk of Severe Vaginal Mesh Complications
In July 2011, the FDA issued a national warning to alert the public that transvaginal mesh complications are not rare. Specifically, after reviewing more than 100 bladder mesh studies, the FDA had found that about 10 percent of women with a mesh sling have developed or would develop serious complications. The FDA also warned the public that many of the reported bladder mesh sling injuries required risky revision surgery and possibly the removal of the mesh sling within one year of implantation. In the worst cases, some women had to undergo a series of revision surgeries as a result of the serious injuries they developed allegedly due to these defective vaginal mesh devices.
Furthermore, the FDA’s 2011 bladder mesh sling warning pointed out that women with transvaginal mesh slings had a higher likelihood of developing complications than those who had undergone traditional surgery for POP and SUI and that vaginal mesh may not be effective at relieving the symptoms of prolapse. [fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf July 2011]
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