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SURGICAL MESH DEVICES / TRANSVAGINALLY IMPLANTED PRODUCTS 

*** Attention surgical mesh device users / recipients including MENTOR® OBTAPE Vaginal Mesh Users and other surgical mesh recipients  ***  

If you were potentially seriously injured by a sugically implanted mesh, including the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling, or if you have a loved one who was injured by the a transvaginally implanted product, please contact us immediately for a FREE potential case evaluation.

Examples of side effects from these products include but are not limited to:

  • Impaired Healing
  • Vaginal Extrusion
  • Urinary Tract Erosion
  • Extreme Vaginal Pain and Discharge
  • Serious Infections                        

All of the above have been attributed to the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling and other products. 

We have transvaginal mesh and Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling lawyers standing by ready to speak with you.  

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and we take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award/compensation.  

Do not Delay!  

Your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.  

WHAT IS THE MENTOR OBTAPE VAGINAL SLING? 

A product that was designed to help combat Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in women may actually have worsened the problem, and proven harmful to many patients.

The Mentor ObTape was what is known as a transoburator vaginal sling, and was widely used between 2003 and 2006.  

HOW DOES THE MENTOR OBTAPE VAGINAL SLING WORK? 

The product worked by offering support to the wall of the patient’s vagina, and assisting in the strengthening of the muscles that control the flow of urine. 

ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE HEALTH RELATED RISKS? 

Yes, the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling poses some very serious health related risks.  

The sling contained a surgical mesh tape that may not have allowed surrounding tissues to receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients - which may have resulted in impaired healing.

In many cases multiple corrective surgeries were required to address problems resulting from the use of this product. 

The ObTape vaginal sling product has been reported to have a complication rate of 17 – 20 per cent.    

A study published in the Journal of Urology in 2006 highlighted the experiences of 67 women who had received the ObTape vaginal sling product.

The study found that 9 of those same patients had vaginal extrusions and 8 patients reported persistent vaginal discharge.

In addition, 1 patient had a left-thigh abscess that was traceable to the left inguinal incision site. In these cases, corrective surgery was performed to remove the surgical mesh tape. 

Due to the high rate of complications Mentor withdrew this product from the market in 2007. And although the product itself was withdrawn, the inventory that was already on the market was not. As a result, many physicians continued to use the product, and only found out recently about the complications associated with ObTape.   

On October 21, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted healthcare professionals to what it described as “rare but serious complications” associated with the surgical meshes used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence.  

The FDA stated that over a period of three years, it had received in excess of one-thousand reports of complications.  

The most frequent, the FDA added, included erosion of the mesh through the vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of the prolapse, or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion.  

And in some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion had led to a significant decrease in quality of life, due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.  

Treatment for the complications, said the FDA, included IV therapy, blood transfusions, drainage of hematomas or abscesses, and additional surgical procedures - in some cases to remove the mesh. 

The FDA advised clinicians using mesh for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence that they should:  

  • Obtain specialized training for each mesh placement technique, and be aware of its risks.  
  • Be vigilant for potential adverse events from the mesh, especially erosion and infection, and also from the tools used in transvaginal placement, especially bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforations.  
  • Inform patients about the potential for serious complications and their effect on quality of life, including scarring and pain during sexual intercourse.  
  • And also advise patients that implantation of the surgical mesh is permanent, and that some complications associated with the mesh may require additional surgery that may or may not correct the problem.  

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC HEALTH RELATED RISKS? 

The most serious risks include:

  • Impaired Healing
  • Vaginal Extrusion
  • Urinary Tract Erosion
  • Extreme Vaginal Pain and Discharge
  • Infections

If you have experienced any of these side effects, or you have a loved one who has had a serious, adverse reaction to the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling, you may have a claim for legal compensation.

Contact the Mulligan Law Firm for superior legal representation.  

For more information on the Mentor Obtape Vaginal Sling, see the following links:

In all personal injury cases, it is extremely important that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, to investigate the case in question, and to enable physicians, attorneys, or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.   

If you or a loved one or friend is injured and may have a potential legal claim, call The Mulligan Law Firm now at 1-866-LAW-0001.  

The initial consultation is FREE of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. 

You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.   

Do not delay!   

If you delay, and the statute of limitations time period expires, you may lose all your rights to file any claim for compensation of any kind.  

If you are not sure or need additional help, please fill out our form on this website or call us for help at 1-866-LAW-0001 (1-866-529-0001)

A member of our firm will call you as soon as possible to help you determine the possibility of filing a potential claim. 

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