Another woman has filed a defective medical device lawsuit against Boston Scientific for permanent injuries she says she sustained from the manufacturer’s vaginal mesh products. Shirley Shelmidine says she was inserted with the device to treat her urinary incontinence and ended up experiencing numerous complications, including debilitating pain and bleeding.
Shelmidine is one of many women to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The medical device is supposed to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP), but the rate of reported complications has been disturbing-urinary issues, severe pain, infections, vaginal shortening, painful intercourse, and organ perforation. Removing the mesh implant can be very difficult and can create other serious side effects.
In her products liability complaint, Shelmidine contends that the mesh implant used on her had design defects and didn’t’ come with the proper warnings or instructions. She noted that Boston Scientific’s products have been linked to high complication and failure rates, don’t always work the way they are supposed to, often require the patient to undergo additional surgeries, and have been linked to irreversible, serious injuries. Her lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer’s pelvic mesh has been known to erode into other body parts, affect patient health, move out of the area where they were implanted, cause damage to the organs or tissues, and erode the patient’s health.
Boston Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In Massachusetts, you want to work with an experienced Boston injury lawyer that understands vaginal mesh products and their resulting complications and isn’t afraid to go after the manufacturer for the damages that you are owed.
Just last month, the New England of Journal Medicine published a study reporting that vaginal slings can lower the risk of urinary incontinence in women who undergo surgery for POP. However, the study also found that these women were at higher risk of suffering bleeding and bladder perforation.
A Midurethral Sling to Reduce Incontinence after Vaginal Prolapse Repair, The New England Journal of Medicine, June 21, 2012
More Blog Posts:
Another Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Johnson & Johnson Over Serious Side Effects, Boston Injury Lawyers Blog, May 17, 2012
Vaginal Mesh Injuries Lead to Boston Defective Medical Device Lawsuits, Boston Injury Lawyers Blog, September 22, 2011
Boston Products Liability?: FDA Considering Tougher Review Process for Mesh Products, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, August 30, 2011
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