What’s the problem?
The Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling is a medical device manufactured to surgically treat female stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence affects about 13 million people, mostly women. The embarrassing loss of bladder control caused by this condition can have a huge impact on a patient’s quality of life.
The vaginal sling transobturator device is an artificial structure that is designed to replace eroded or weakened muscles in the urethra. A vaginal sling is essentially a hammock for the vaginal wall, which is secured under the bladder to help support it. The intention is to reinforce the muscles that control the flow of urine from the body. The vaginal sling technique has been around for about 100 years, and is considered the “gold standard” in stress urinary incontinence treatment. Generally, the minimally invasive treatment can be done on an outpatient basis.
In October 2006, a Journal of Urology article underscored the frequency and scope of injuries caused by the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling. The study looked at 67 women who had been implanted with the device. More than 13% developed vaginal extrusions. Others had chronic vaginal discharge, and one patient developed an abscess that led to complications.
Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of a Mentor ObTape vaginal sling injury could include:
- High fever
- Vaginal Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Pain During Sex
- Chronic Infections
- Perineal Cellulitis
- Severe Pain in the Back, Hips and Legs
ObTape vaginal sling lawsuits are being investigated throughout the United States as a result of Mentor Corporation's negligence in the design and testing of the sling. They failed to conduct clinical trials to establish the safety of the device, and did not provide adequate warnings about the potential problems it could cause. As a result, hundreds of women have suffered severe and debilitating injuries.
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Do I have a Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Mentor ObTape vaginal sling lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.