Following the issuance of repeated warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration regarding the high risks linked to transvaginal mesh implants, many dissatisfied patients have chosen to file lawsuits against the makers of such devices, like Boston Scientific’s Obtryx Curved Single.
The Obtryx Curved Single is one of several transvaginal mesh options distributed by Boston Scientific. Other Boston Scientific mesh products include:
Transvaginal mesh, like the Obtryx Curved Single, is most commonly used in the treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, a condition characterized by the weakening or stretching of the tissues that keep the pelvic organs in their places. In the occurrence of POP, organs sink into the vagina, which can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. The Obtryx Curved Single is used to prevent and treat these symptoms by providing additional strengthening to this pelvic tissue.
Unfortunately, Boston Scientific’s Obtryx Curved Single is not always successful as a permanent treatment solution. Use of transvaginal mesh devices, like Boston Scientific’s Obtryx curved single frequently result in severe and debilitating complications. Two frequently complications include mesh erosion and mesh contraction. Both of these conditions can be excruciatingly painful, and the subsequent removal of the mesh requires further surgery. Other complications associated with transvaginal mesh include vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, chronic pelvic pain, infections, and even the development of painful abscesses.
In 2008, the FDA made its first warning regarding the use of transvaginal mesh, like Boston Scientific Obtryx curved single, as a treatment method for pelvic organ prolapsed. After this warning, other updates have been made regarding transvaginal mesh stating that the associated complications are “not rare,” as well as expressing that transvaginal mesh is an area undergoing serious investigation. The FDA warnings also state that while transvaginal mesh treatment carries a significantly higher risk of complication, it provides no additional benefits when compared to mesh implanted abdominally. Furthermore, the FDA expresses that in the vast majority of cases, pelvic organ prolapse can be successfully treated without using mesh at all. Many female patients wish all of this had been explained to them prior to receiving mesh implants, like the Obtryx Curved Single.
Filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a harmful device 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 Curved Single, 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.