ObTape Sling Lawsuits
The California-based Mentor Corporation has come under fire because of defects associated with their ObTape vaginal sling. The controversial medical device was removed from the market in 2003 after being introduced the same year.
The ObTape sling was designed to serve as a solution to incontinence. The mesh hammock sling is surgically attached to the pelvis so that it may cradle the bladder and help control incontinence. Lawsuits filed against Mentor Corp. claim that the mesh material used in the sling can potentially disintegrated, injuring the vaginal wall and nearby tissue. This fragmented material could potentially migrate throughout the body, causing a slew of secondary health problems.
ObTape Sling Injuries
The ObTape vaginal sling was pulled from the market after widespread complaints surfaced regarding defects. Some of the injuries associated with the defective ObTape vaginal sling include:
- Chronic pain
- Abscess (Localized pus)
- Cellulitis (bacterial infection affecting the skin)
- Bloody discharges
A number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of women whose injuries led to a great deal of confusion, multiple doctor visits and numerous surgeries. Although the sling is no longer distributed, Mentor remains culpable for injuries caused as a result of the device.
ObTape Sling Victims
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using the ObTape vaginal sling, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Medical device manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and effective before marketing them to the public. Failure to adequately measure product efficacy is viewed as negligent and grounds for personal injury litigation.
The Pensacola personal injury attorneys of Aylstock, Witkin Kreis & Overholtz handle national litigation across the United States for victims injured by defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices. To get more information about your rights as a victim of a defective medical device, contact the lawyers of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz at (877) 810 – 4808.