There are several different companies that are under investigation and that could be faced with a vaginal mesh lawsuit after failing to warn patients about the side effects of their product including Boston Scientific.
Boston Scientific is a trusted name in the medical industry and thus many doctors and patients believed that they were telling the truth when advertising their product as safe. However, it has been confirmed that Boston Scientific vaginal mesh products have been linked to serious complications and life changing health risks including vaginal scarring, erosion of the product and continued pelvic organ prolapse. In some instances the damage is irreversible despite several surgeries. It is estimated that around 300,000 women received a vaginal mesh implant in 2010 alone; however, in 2011 the FDA recalled the product and issued a public safety warning with it. Because of the neglect by this manufacturer, lawyers are currently meeting with women that have been affected about filing a Boston Scientific pelvic mesh lawsuit.
Pelvic and Vaginal Mesh Complications
Vaginal mesh products, including the Boston Scientific pelvic mesh, are an implanted device used to stop pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. It requires the mesh to be inserted into the vagina. However, recent studies have confirmed that the product can lead to serious complications including:
- Erosion – the mesh can erode into the vaginal walls and into other organs
- Perforation of pelvic organs, blood vessels and bowels
- Pain and pressure in the abdomen
- Vaginal discharge and infection
- Vaginal scarring and bleeding
- Continued pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence
Many of these side effects will occur within the first year of the surgery and repeat surgery may be needed. However, in many instances even repeat surgery cannot fix the problem and women are faced with these complications for the rest of their lives. Complications of the pelvic mesh implant can impact their ability to perform daily activities such as walking, having sexual intercourse or exercising and can have devastating emotional and physical consequences as well. Furthermore, having to undergo repeat check-ups, surgeries and medical appointments can result in costly medical bills and a loss of income.
No Fees to Pay Unless You Win Your Case
Vaginal mesh lawsuits including Boston Scientific pelvic mesh lawsuits have come after learning that the manufacturers of the products did little testing in regards to the safety and complications before putting the product on the market and advertising it as a safe procedure. Patients were led to believe that there were no problems with this product which has proved to be false. Because of this, the manufacturers are legally responsible for any damages and suffering their neglect has caused.
If you have experienced a pelvic mesh complication after undergoing a vaginal mesh implant procedure, then now is the time to act. Our lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and file a Boston Scientific pelvic mesh lawsuit on your behalf. Please contact our 24 hour hotline at 1-800-732-3070 or fill in a form on the side of this page.