A woman in Pennsylvania recently filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corporation alleging that one of their products, the Advantage Fit System, caused her serious physical complications. The woman was treated with the transvaginal mesh product in 2009 to help with her issue of stress urinary incontinence, an involuntary urine leakage problem that affects many women. According to her mesh lawsuit claim, the woman began to experience pain, bleeding, and extreme discomfort during intercourse shortly following her initial Advantage Fit SUI treatment. These complications related to transvaginal mesh have been described as “not rare,” by the US Food and Drug Administration in various safety communications and warnings. The Pennsylvania Boston Scientific Advantage Fit Lawsuit plaintiff underwent a transvaginal mesh revision surgery in 2010, but continued to experience mesh complications including: stomach pain, bleeding, and infections. As a result of these continuing discomforts as well as the medical expenses required for treatment, a mesh erosion lawsuit claim was filed.
In October of 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration alerted the public to the complications connected to transvaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In the three years prior to the FDA mesh warning, over one thousand adverse event reports were filed in relation to surgical mesh. Between 2008-2010, this number grew closer to 3000. When another FDA transvaginal mesh warning was made in 2010, vaginal mesh complications and mesh erosion were named as “an area of continuing serious concern.” The FDA is still collecting data and reviewing studies regarding Boston Scientific Advantage Fit as well as all other transvaginal mesh sling devices.
Treatment with Boston Scientific Advantage Fit and other transvaginal mesh slings presents additional risks that are not present in other non-mesh forms of treatment for SUI and POP. If you have suffered injuries resulting from surgical mesh, you may have a potential lawsuit claim. Call the Willis Law Firm in order to have your case evaluated free of charge or obligation by a female member of our talented legal team. At present, we are accepting vaginal mesh clients nationwide.