Mesh Lawsuit Filed in the District Court of Baltimore maryland Against Boston Scientific Alleges “Extreme Vaginal Pain”
Irene Hobbs | March 28th, 2012
Elizabeth Cespedes filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corporation on March 13, 2012 in the U.S. District Court, District of Baltimore, Maryland . Her vaginal mesh lawyer alleges that the company actively promoted a product as safe and effective, even though it knew it caused transvaginal mesh complications.
Transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims intentional deception
Through her vaginal mesh lawyer, Cespedes claims Boston Scientific Corporation intentionally deceived the public by selling a vaginal mesh product that was causing an excess of transvaginal mesh complications in women.
Cespedes received the company’s Obtryx Curved Surgical Mesh Implant to treat symptoms associated with stress incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. After receiving the implant, she claims she experienced pain and vaginal mesh complications that led to corrective surgery. She will incur additional medical costs and treatment as a result of what she alleges to be a flawed device.
In her transvaginal mesh lawsuit, Cespedes says that rather than warning consumers about the risks associated with its product, Boston Scientific Corporation encouraged sales people to push the product, even if it meant glossing over the risk of transvaginal mesh complications.
Cespedes’s vaginal mesh lawyer seeks damages for “extreme vaginal pain,” mental and physical pain and suffering, and economic loss. The plaintiff demands compensations for medical expenses and attorney fees. Judge Richard D. Bennett is overseeing Cespedes’ transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims numerous side effects
Transvaginal mesh systems are designed to treat symptoms related to stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when the pelvic and sphincter muscles weaken, making it difficult to control one’s bladder. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor weakens, causing organs to shift or protrude outside of the vaginal wall.
Synthetic mesh systems are meant to support these weakened muscles, but can also cause dangerous transvaginal mesh complications like extrusion, bleeding, infection, pain during intercourse, and transvaginal mesh erosion. Patients experiencing these side effects have gone on to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
FDA warns of transvaginal mesh complications
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health notification noting that transvaginal mesh complications were not uncommon and the transvaginal mesh products meant to correct these issues were not always effective. In January 2012, the FDA sent letters to vaginal mesh manufacturers requesting three years of safety studies.