Lawsuits have been filed against medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific in regard to several of its transvaginal mesh sling products, including the Lynx Supra pubic Mid-Urethral Sling System. Other mesh devices from Boston Scientific that have been linked to vaginal mesh complications are:
In addition to Boston Scientific, three other major medical device companies are also the subject of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. These three other manufacturers are Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, C. R. Bard, and American Medical Systems.
The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System was created by Boston Scientific in order to treat the problem of stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. Stress urinary incontinence refers to a circumstance in which urine leaks during activities like laughing, sneezing, or physical exercise. The Lynx Sling System uses Advantage Mesh to create a sling that supports the urethra to prevent leakage. However, transvaginal mesh slings (like Lynx) are known to pose added risks with no additional benefits in comparison with other treatment options for SUI. Despite being billed as “minimally invasive,” vaginal mesh implants have resulted in thousands adverse events that have been reported to the FDA.
The FDA has issued warnings regarding the complications that can arise due to mesh bladder sling surgery. Among these various complications, the most common is called mesh erosion. Transvaginal mesh erosion is highly painful and requires revision surgery to treat. In a large number of patients, multiple surgeries cannot fully resolve the issue. Other common Lynx Mesh sling side effects are vaginal bleeding, vaginal scarring/shrinkage, infections, and pain during intimacy. Although these are the most common bladder sling problems, other women have also reported emotional problems, neuro-muscular difficulty, and urinary problems. Lawsuit claims have been filed citing many of these various adverse effects.
Have you been injured as a result of transvaginal mesh implant surgery with a Boston Scientific product? If the answer is yes, or if you have experienced complications with any mesh treatment for SUI or POP, call the Willis Law Firm. You may be eligible for a financial settlement through a bladder sling lawsuit. The Willis Law Firm is accepting vaginal mesh clients in all states; call us today.