Mentor ObTape Mesh Lawyers Reviewing Cases Nationwide
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of women who received a defectively designed Mentor ObTape tranobturator vaginal sling to treat female stress urinary incontinence.
The ObTape vaginal sling has been associated with a number of severe and debilitating injuries, including vaginal extrusions, urinary tract erosions and infections.
Compensation may be available through a Mentor ObTape vaginal sling lawsuit for women who have experienced complications, such as pain, infection, erosion of the mesh or other problems. It is not necessary for women to know the type of surgical mesh they received. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
OBTAPE BLADDER SLING PROBLEMS
Lawsuits over problems with Mentor ObTape vaginal sling are being reviewed for women who experienced:
- Erosion of the Mesh
- Urinary Problems
- Pelvic Pain
- Hardening of the Mesh
- Injury to Nearby Organs
- Difficulty during Sex
The ObTape vaginal sling, which was manufactured and designed by Mentor Corporation, was used in about 35,000 women between 2003 and 2006 to treat female stress urinary incontinence.
The bladder sling is designed to prevent involuntary leakage that occurs where the pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra are weakened.
As a result of a defective design which contains a nonwoven surgical mesh, oxygen and nutrients may be blocked, potentially causing serious bladder sling problems that may develop months, or possibly even years later.
Symptoms of a Mentor Ob Tape Sling injury could include:
- High fever
- Vaginal Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Vaginal Pain
- Pain During Sex
- Chronic Infections
- Perineal Cellulitis
- Severe Pain in the Back, Hips and Legs
A study published in the Journal of Urology in October 2006 highlighted the risk of complications associated with the ObTape sling.
More than 13% of the women who received the Mentor Sling for incontinence suffered vaginal extrusions, and additional cases were reported of women who suffered chronic vaginal discharge and abscesses.
Many women who received the ObTape Vaginal Sling have experienced serious problems requiring extensive surgery to remove the tape, and now suffer permanent injury which may have been prevented if a different bladder sling was used.
MENTOR OB TAPE SLING LAWYERS
ObTape Vaginal Sling lawsuits are being investigated throughout the United States as a result of Mentor Corporation’s negligence in the design and testing of the bladder sling. They failed to conduct clinical trials to establish the safety of the device and did not provide adequate warnings about the potential problems it could cause. As a result, hundreds of women have suffered severe and debilitating injuries.
If you , a friend or family have experienced problems following the use of a vaginal sling to treat incontinence, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. Our ObTape lawyers can review medical records and the circumstances surrounding your injury to help determine if financial compensation may be available through a lawsuit.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained, but every case does have a deadline, known as the statute of limitations. Therefore, time may be running out on your case.