Earlier this year, a Georgia woman filed a lawsuit against the Boston Scientific Corporation, a company that develops, creates, and markets medical devices worldwide. The lawsuit was in relation to one of the companies transvaginal mesh slings used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Currently the company makes several different models of this type of device, including the Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling. The Georgia plaintiff claimed that the mesh material that comprised the sling created serious complications, and she is seeking financial damages for the physical, emotional, and financial distress that the product has caused. There are currently a large number of vaginal mesh lawsuits being filed against Boston Scientific as well as the three other major companies that manufacture this type of surgical mesh: American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, and Johnson & Johnson Ethicon.
After treatment with a transvaginal mesh sling, many patients experience a variety of complications. In a less than three year period, the United States Food and Drug Administration received nearly 3000 adverse event reports related to the Obtryx Mid-Urethral sling as well as other transvaginal bladder sling devices. These reports cited bleeding, mesh erosion, reoccurrence of SUI/pelvic organ prolapse, painful sexual intercourse, and even organ perforation as bladder sling side effects. Many patients, like the woman in Georgia, undergo second surgeries in order to remove the implant. However, even after a revision surgery, some women continue to suffer.
Due to the escalating medical expenses and emotional distress, some women choose to hire a vaginal mesh lawyer and pursue bladder sling litigation. In a Boston Scientific Obtryx Transobturator Sling lawsuit, the plaintiff usually claims that the company who created the product was negligent, defective in their design, and failed to adequately warn the patient of potential complications. Typically, these lawsuits seek to secure compensation for expenses as well as punitive damages.
When you consider filing a Boston Scientific Obtryx Sling lawsuit, you will want to have an adamant and capable product liability lawyer on your side. Call the Willis Law Firm today, and we will evaluate your mesh lawsuit claim free of cost or further commitment. Our firm has compassionate female consultants trained in discussing these personal issues with you in confidence. Currently, we are reviewing mesh lawsuits on a national stage on a contingency payment basis.