Stress urinary incontinence is a condition that results when muscles in the urethra become too weak to prevent urine from leaking during certain activities. Incontinence can be an embarrassing condition to manage and implants such as the OB Tape Vaginal Sling are designed to reinforce muscles in the pelvic area in order to prevent such accidents. Unfortunately, the OB Tape Vaginal Sling— manufactured by Mentor Corporation— has caused undue injury in women who have had the device implanted. As a result, thousands of women are entitled to compensation to cover the costs of their procedures, the cost of additional surgeries to repair the damage caused by the defective device and compensation for time off of work and the pain and suffering endured.Injuries Caused by Mentor OB Tape Design Defect
It has been discovered that the majority of complications associated with the OB Tape Vaginal Sling are the result of a design flaw. Similar products have been successful in treating stress urinary incontinence for the last century but the OB Tape Vaginal Sling incorporated a non-woven mesh that cut off the oxygen supply to nearby tissues when implanted. The resulting injuries include the following.
- Vaginal extrusion
- Difficulty or inability to heal
- Erosion of the urinary tract
The process required to repair the damage can be both long and painful and require multiple procedures. The extra surgeries are often required both to remove defective transvaginal mesh products as well as to repair the damage that has been caused. These additional surgeries often place an undue financial burden on patients and it is the responsibility of Mentor Corporation to cover any costs that are the result of a product defect. The recovery process also includes time away from work as well as feelings of shame that victims often experience due to the private nature of the complications.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understand how difficult it can be to bear the pain, suffering and shame associated with a transvaginal mesh procedure that has gone wrong. It is our goal to protect your interests and pursue every bit of compensation to which you are entitled so that your recovery does not include an additional burden on your finances. Our access to medical experts provides us with the ability to properly value your case as well as to ensure that your medical needs are met during your recovery.
If you were the recipient of an OB Tape Vaginal Sling and were injured as a result, contact us today. We will arrange a free and confidential consultation to answer your questions, explain your rights and look over the details of your case so that we can advise you on the next steps. Rest assured, we will fight hard on your behalf and will never expect payment unless we are able to reach a settlement or win your case in court.