Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
The defective medical device lawyers at Wright & Schulte have filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit against the Boston Scientific Corporation. This case (case no. 2:13-cv-04152) is part of MDL 2326 and was filed on March 4, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division. According to the complaint for this transvaginal mesh lawsuit, the defective design of Boston Scientific’s bladder mesh sling allegedly caused the plaintiff to suffer from debilitating, irreversible injuries. Additionally, this lawsuit contends that Boston Scientific was negligent in warning medical professionals and the public about the risks of serious complications associated with its bladder mesh slings.
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 attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have been injured due to use of Boston Scientific’s or any company's bladder mesh to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Injuries Alleged in Transvaginal Mesh Sling Lawsuit
According to the complaint (case no. 2:13-cv-04152), in December 2005, the plaintiff had surgery to have Boston Scientific’s Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System implanted as part of the treatment for her pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and her stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Soon after implantation of the Obtryx Sling System, however, the plaintiff developed crippling complications that were allegedly so painful that they negatively impacted her quality of life and, ultimately, had a detrimental impact on her marital relationship. Court documents for this case also contend that Boston Scientific knew, or should have known, about the risk of severe injuries and complications associated with its Obtryx Sling System and, yet, it failed to properly warn the public about these potential dangers.
Some of the serious problems associated with Boston Scientific’s Obtryx Sling System and other transvaginal mesh implants have reportedly included 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 Warns about Risks of Vaginal Mesh Complications
The FDA issued a safety warning regarding the risks of severe transvaginal mesh complications in July 2011. Specifically, the FDA’s 2011 bladder mesh warning stated that, after reviewing more than 100 studies on mesh slings, the FDA had found that about 10 percent of women with a mesh sling has developed or would develop serious complications. The FDA also warned that many of these mesh complications required invasive revision surgery and possibly the removal of the mesh sling within one year of implantation. In the worst cases reported to the FDA, multiple corrective surgeries had to be performed in order to treat the severe injuries caused by the allegedly defective vaginal mesh devices.
As part of its 2011 public warning, the FDA also highlighted the fact that vaginal mesh slings were more prone to complications than 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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