Attorneys serving individuals in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, &Virginia who have been injured by vaginal mesh devices
Across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and Baltimore, many women have been implanted with Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh devices. Thousands of woman across the United States have reported problems with transvaginal bladder sling and pelvic mesh products made by Boston Scientific. The defective medical devise attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are currently reviewing potential claims against Boston Scientific for alleged problems with its vaginal mesh products. If you were injured by a transvaginal mesh device, financial compensation may be available.
Boston Scientific manufactures a variety of pelvic mesh and bladder sling products including:
- Lynx Suprapublic Mid-Urethral Sling System
- Uphold Vaginal Support System
- Advantage Fit Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System
- Solynx SIS Vaginal Sling System
- Prefyx PPS Pelvic Sling System
- Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
Contact experienced defective medical product lawyers
The Cochran Firm, D.C. is litigating claims by patients injured by Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products. If you have been injured by one of these medical products, please contact our team of legal professionals at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). Because strict time limits apply to when you may file a medical products liability claim, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible in order to preserve your rights.
Transvaginal mesh injuries
Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh products are meant to support prolapsed organs and improve symptoms associated with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) determined that transvaginally placed mesh in POP repair “does not conclusively improve clinical outcomes over traditional non-mesh repair.”
According to the FDA, there have been almost 4,000 reports of injuries following implantation of a transvaginal mesh device from 2005 to 2010. As of October 2013, the multidistrict products liability litigation that includes Boston Scientific’s pelvic repair system includes 6,983 claims.
Some of the injuries and side effects reported by victims of defective transvaginal mesh products include:
- Urinary issues
- Feeling pressure in lower abdomen
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain and emotional distress
- Perforation of bowels/bladder/blood vessels
- Chronic infection
- Vaginal scarring
Correcting side effects and problems associated with defective transvaginal mesh products can require patients to undergo corrective surgeries. Sometimes, the patient may have to undergo more than one surgery in order to undo the damage. For some, the complications will continue indefinitely and these women will experience a lowered quality of life.
You may be eligible for compensation
The product liability attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are currently evaluating claims by women who have been injured by Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh products. If you or someone you know was injured by a pelvic mesh or bladder sling product made by Boston Scientific, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. You may be eligible for compensation. Because strict deadlines apply to bringing vaginal mesh claims, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.