Parker Waichman LLP, national advocators for the rights of those harmed by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division, where it joins many other lawsuits in products liability multidistrict litigation, against Boston Scientific Corporation. The lawsuit was filed over complications suffered by the plaintiff who was implanted with the Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, from Hawkins County, Tennessee, was implanted with the Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling system in July 2006, as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. The complaint says the plaintiff suffered significant mental and physical pain and suffering, permanent injury, permanent and substantial physical deformity and loss of bodily organ system.
The plaintiff alleges the mesh is defective, and exposes patients to increased risks of vaginal infection, perforation, erosion, extrusion, chronic pain and abscess. The suit says that because the mesh is not inert, it reacts with tissues in the body, adversely affecting the health of the patient.
The FDA issued a Public Health Notification warning last July that risks associated with transvaginal mesh are not rare, and that there is little evidence to support their benefits over non-mesh methods.