The Uphold Vaginal Support system is currently marked by Boston Scientific with the tagline “Mesh only where it’s needed.” The device is implanted intra-vaginally and is supposed to reduce the risk of mesh erosion and other transvaginal mesh side effects and complications. Unfortunately, the United States Food and Drug Administration has announced that mesh erosion and other mesh adverse events are not specifically linked to any particular brand or model of mesh device. This means that the Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System, which uses Polyform Synthetic mesh, still poses a risk of bladder sling erosion to patients who are treated with the device for vaginal wall prolapse (a type of pelvic organ prolapse). Boston Scientific Corporation is currently the subject of multiple personal injury and product liability lawsuit claims regarding their various mesh products.
Transvaginal mesh (like Boston Scientific’s Uphold) used for the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, is currently an area of serious ongoing concern for the United States Food and Drug Administration. These products are known to cause a variety of serious and life-altering complications; many of these complications have been described as “not rare.” In the last several years, nearly 3000 claims of negative events have been reported to the FDA regarding mesh vaginal slings. Many lawsuits have also been filed by the women who suffered these injuries because they did not feel they were adequately warned regarding the existence of, nor the severity of these complications.
When you are treated with the Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System (or other transvaginal mesh product), there are a variety of negative events that can occur. The most common is called mesh erosion, and it requires a revision surgery to correct. Despite undergoing a second surgery, some women never fully regain their prior quality of life. In addition to mesh erosion (also called extrusion, protrusion, and exposure), mesh recipients also reported: bleeding, infection, pelvic pain, Dyspareunia, emotional problems, vaginal shrinking/scarring, and various other symptoms. Mesh injuries can require many expensive types of medical attention including: hospitalization, IV therapy, and even blood transfusions.
The injuries that can result from treatment with transvaginal surgical mesh can be both embarrassing and expensive to treat. Many women respond by filing a lawsuit against the company that created the device they were implanted with, like Boston Scientific. If you were injured due to Boston Scientific Uphold or any other mesh device, call the Willis Law Firm Today. We may be able to help you secure financial damages in relation to your mesh injuries. Our team is accepting bladder sling lawsuit clients nationwide and is ready to hear your claim, free of any monetary cost or further obligation.