Boston Scientific Obtryx Mesh Sling Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

November 14, 2011

The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products, like Boston Scientific’s Obtryx Mesh sling, have recently become the target of personal injury lawsuits. This has taken place due to their correlation to an unacceptably high rate of complications, which has prompted further investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration. This investigation by the FDA is finally beginning to provide answers to many female patients who have been suffering painful, debilitating, and expensive consequences following vaginal mesh surgery. An Obtryx lawsuit is one potential method of receiving compensation for all of the physical, emotional, and financial damages that frequently accompany mesh complications.

What is the Boston Scientific Obtryx Mesh Sling?

Boston Scientific presented the Obtryx Mesh sling as a surgical solution to the problems of pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. In 2010, around one hundred thousand cases of POP were treated with mesh, and in 75% of these surgeries, the mesh was implanted transvaginally. Transvaginal slings, like the Obtryx Mesh sling, strengthen the pelvic organs to treat and prevent further POP symptoms from occurring. Boston scientific is one of four major companies that manufacture transvaginal mesh. The others are Johnson & Johnson, C. R. Bard, and American Medical Systems. All of these different brands of vaginal mesh could potentially result in the complications to be discussed in the complications to be discussed below.

Boston Scientific Obtryx Mesh Sling Complications

Only a few months following Obtryx Sling surgery, many women may find themselves experiencing a whole new set of uncomfortable and painful symptoms. Some of these complications are potentially more distressing than the initial conditions of POP or SUI. The most consistently reported mesh complications include:

  • Erosion of the mesh through the vagina
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
  • Organ Perforation
  • Urinary Problems

Other reports also included complaints of:

  • Reoccurence of POP
  • Vaginal Scarring
  • Neuromuscular Problems
  • Emotional Issues

Many of these complications require further medical procedures, and in some cases, hospitalization. It is also possible that pending the FDA’s further investigation additional complications associated with mesh, like Boston Scientific’s Obtryx sling will be identified.

Obtryx Mesh Sling Litigation: Talk to a Lawyer

Needless to say, the severe complications that can follow transvaginal mesh surgery can quickly rack up large medical expenses as well as distress. Filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of such devices is a powerful way to both hold the company responsible as well as secure financial damages for your suffering. If you or a loved one is experiencing complications after receiving Boston Scientific’s Obtryx Mesh Sling, or other transvaginal mesh implant, you may have a potential lawsuit. Please contact the Willis Law Firm today in order to have your case evaluated. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be charged unless we recover for you.

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