A Coloplast transvaginal mesh injury lawsuit recently filed by a woman who was seriously injured by the company’s Aris Transobturator Sling System alleges that the product is poorly designed and defective. She joins a host of other women, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), who say that transvaginal mesh manufacturers need to do more research on why these mesh products are causing so many serious injuries.
Lawsuit Alleges Risks Outweigh Potential Benefits
While most medical devices and pharmaceuticals carry some risks, sometimes those risks outweigh the potential benefits of use. The FDA approved transvaginal mesh products to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) conditions typically caused by the weakening of the pelvic walls. However, they often don’t work as intended and put women at great risk of injury.
Common transvaginal mesh side effects include:
- Bladder infections and perforations
- Blood vessel perforation
- Bowel perforation
- Mesh erosion
- Organ injuries
- Pain during sex
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary problems (incontinence)
- Vaginal scarring.
This latest lawsuit joins numerous others consolidated in MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) 2387 – Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation – filed in the Southern District Court of West Virginia under Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Judge Goodwin is also the presiding judge over several other vaginal mesh implant lawsuit MDLs against C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Inc. (AMS), Boston Scientific and Ethicon.
Have You Been Injured?
Transvaginal mesh injury attorneys say that the materials used in mesh products are not inert and can become deeply embedded in bodily tissues – resulting in a lifetime of health issues. If you’ve been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation and determine if you might be entitled to compensation.