Sherry and Reginald Wimbush have filed a product liability lawsuit against Caldera Medical, Inc. and American Medical Systems (AMS) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleging the Caldera Desara pelvic mesh sling cause Sherry to suffer severe injury.
According to the lawsuit, Wimbush had the Caldera Desara bladder sling implanted in December 2009 to treat urinary stress incontinence. Since that time, Wimbush says she has suffered pelvic pain, bleeding, vaginal pressure, vaginal pain, and painful intercourse. She has had to have additional surgeries because of the pelvic mesh.
In the suit, Wimbush says that if her physician had known of the risks associated with the pelvic mesh sling, she would have never had the mesh implanted.
The FDA issued a warning about the use of vaginal mesh slings as a treatment for stress urinary incontinence and said that more than 1,500 complaints of infections, vaginal scaring, and erosion of the mesh into the vagina, had been filed between 2008 and 2010.
Since last year, numerous lawsuits have been filed by women across the country against mesh manufacturers including Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and C.R. Bard.