Transvaginal mesh devices have been linked to painful internal erosion and chronic illnesses in
women for years, In particular, numerous devices produced by Boston Scientific
Corporation have been flagged as unreasonably dangerous for patient use
without strict evaluation from a medical professional. In response to
thousands of lawsuits being filed by injured women across the country,
Boston Scientific is apparently stepping up its safety requirements.
The company announced in June 2016 that it would be putting addition warnings
on transvaginal mesh devices to explain that erosion and “ongoing
pain” could occur with regular use. The updated labels will also
state that vaginal meshes and slings are to be considered permanent, and
that removal of such a device will likely require surgery.
Warning label updates should affect the following transvaginal slings and
- Obtryx II
- Uphold LITE
- Pinnacle LITE
- Upsylon Y
Transvaginal slings are designed to stop urinary incontinence resulting
from a stress injury. Surgical meshes are intended to reinforce internal
tissues in women who have suffered a pelvic organ prolapse. An Obstetrics
& Gynecology journal study, which involved millions of women, determined
that a woman has a one-in-five percent change of experiencing either condition
in their lifetime.
The effectiveness and design of sling and mesh medical devices have been
called into question in the past and warning label updates do little to
ease patient concerns. Boston Scientific is expected to face nearly 40,000
product liability and
defective medical device lawsuits. More than 10,000 have reportedly been settled out of court,
on the grounds that the company has to admit no liability or wrongdoing.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a vaginal mesh implant or device,
contact Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC today. Our Stuart personal injury
attorneys are well-known throughout Florida for providing personalized
and tenacious representation that seeks maximum compensation and not a
penny less. Call
866-675-4427 now for more information.