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Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Implant is Defective and Dangerous

Posted on in Defective Medical Devices

According to a recent article, Parker Waichman LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York woman. The woman was implanted with the Aris-Transobturator Sling System, which is a transvaginal mesh device intended to correct pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It has been claimed that the device is defective and only caused more injuries. The Plaintiff is suing for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and economic loss.

Parker Waichman LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices. They have filed a lawsuit based on the fact that a transvaginal mesh implant, manufactured by Coloplast, caused injuries in a New York woman. Their lawsuit was filed on January 28th. The case is currently pending alongside many similar ones.

According to the Plaintiff's complaint, she received the Aris-Transobturator Sling System in February of 2008. Since then, she has suffered many complications, which she claims have been caused by the transvaginal mesh. The lawsuit claims that this device was defectively designed and poses a very serious risk of injury to women. The suit also alleges that the Defendants knew of the risks of the device but failed to adequately warn the Plaintiff, her doctor, or the public.

A transvaginal mesh implant is a medical device that is supposed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Pelvic organ prolapse means that the pelvic muscles slide out of place and into the vagina. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when there is an involuntary release of urine. The weakening of the pelvic walls and muscles usually causes these conditions; they typically become more common after childbirth. Transvaginal mesh provides additional support to the pelvic walls, if it works correctly. The lawsuit alleges that the devices only cause worse problems. These problems include mesh erosion, in which the mesh cuts through the other tissues of the body and becomes deeply embedded in them.

According to the FDA, complications associated with transvaginal mesh are “not rare.” The most common issues that arise from transvaginal mesh include:

  • Mesh erosion through the vagina
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Organ perforation
  • Urinary problems

It has also been stated by the FDA that there is little evidence to prove that transvaginal mesh is more beneficial than any non-mesh method for treating pelvic organ prolapse. They have asked many transvaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct safety studies of the mesh to determine whether or not they harm more than they help.

If you or somebody you know has experienced a defective medical device, do not hesitate to contact a dedicated Illinois lawyer to fight for your rights.

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