A vaginal mesh lawsuit filed by Wright & Schulte alleges that the defective design of Mentor’s and Coloplast’s bladder mesh sling resulted in the plaintiff sustaining devastating complications that ultimately required revision surgery and negatively impacted her quality of life.
The experienced defective medical device lawyers at Wright & Schulte have filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit against the Mentor Worldwide LLC and the Coloplast Corporation on behalf of a woman from Georgia. This vaginal mesh lawsuit (case no. 2:13-cv-04155), which is part of MDL 2387, 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 transvaginal mesh sling caused her to develop some irreversible complications that required risky, invasive corrective surgery to remove the mesh. Additionally, this transvaginal 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.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Alleges Serious Injuries
Court documents for this vaginal mesh lawsuit (case no. 2:13-cv-04155) contend that, in September 2009, the plaintiff had 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 debilitating complications that, eventually, became 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.
Some of the serious vaginal mesh 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.
Risk of Severe Vaginal Mesh Complications is Not Rare, Warns the FDA
In July 2011, the FDA issued a national alert regarding the fact that transvaginal mesh complications are more common than manufacturers had let on. Specifically, after analyzing the results of more than 100 bladder mesh studies, the FDA had uncvoered that about 10 percent of women with a mesh sling has developed or would develop serious complications. The FDA also stated in this warning that many of 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 multiple corrective surgeries to treat the severe complications allegedly caused by the defective vaginal mesh devices.
Furthermore, the FDA’s 2011 bladder mesh sling warning pointed out that women with bladder mesh slings were more likely to experience 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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