In the wake of repeated FDA warnings against the risks and adverse affects of using transvaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, several lawsuits have been pursued against the makers of such devices, like Boston Scientific’s Prefyx PPS System. The lawsuits were filed on the grounds that patients were not sufficiently cautioned prior to treatment regarding the highly escalated risk of complications associated with this method of treatment. The FDA also stated that the majority of pelvic organ prolapsed cases can be treated adequately without using mesh. For this reason, we are seeking to help women gain compensation if they have suffered from severe complications associated with Boston Scientific’s Prefyx PPS system, or other similar devices.
Boston Scientific presented its Prefyx PPS system to be used as a surgical treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP. This condition typically occurs in women after childbirth or other surgeries, and is characterized by the sinking of pelvic region organs which then causes pressure against the vaginal walls. POP can affect several different organs and symptoms of POP include:
The Prefyx PPS system treats these symptoms by providing extra support to the tissue in the pelvic area to help alleviate pressure and discomfort. Unfortunately the use of transvaginal mesh, like those distributed by Boston Scientific has been linked to severe complications. Many of these cases have resulted in lawsuits being filed.
In 2008, the FDA first issued a statement regarding complications in the use of transvaginal mesh, like the Boston Scientific Prefyx PPS sling system. In the three years following this first advisement, the FDA received so many complaints regarding transvaginal mesh that in July of 2011 they amended their warning and declared that severe complications associated with transvaginal mesh, like Boston Scientific’s Prefix Sling, were “not rare,” and in fact an area of ongoing serious concern. The most frequently reported complication is the erosion of the mesh through the vaginal walls, which is characterized by pelvic pain, discomfort during intercourse, vaginal discharge, and reoccurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
If you have been treated with a transvaginal mesh device, like Boston Scientific Prefyx PPS Sling System, and are experiencing severe complications, you may have a potential Mesh Sling lawsuit. At this time the Willis Law Firm is accepting transvaginal mesh lawsuits nationwide. If you or someone you know is experiencing severe complications following treatment with the Boston Scientific Prefyx PPS sling system or similar product, please call us today. We understand that these are sensitive topics to discuss, so we have female consultants ready to speak with you about your potential case. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not incur any attorney fees unless we recover for you.