Rhode Island trans-vaginal mesh sling injury attorneys

Trans-vaginal mesh slings or “bladder slings” as they may be called, are medical devices to alleviate incontinence and help keep the pelvic organs in place for female patients whose organs have dropped down into the vaginal canal (prolapsed). But many women have experienced adverse side effects associated with these trans-vaginal mesh slings, the most common being erosion of the mesh sling that can cause pain, infection and vaginal scarring.

If you have a vaginal mesh sling placed and are experiencing problems, talk to a Rhode Island trans-vaginal mesh sling injury attorney who can advise you of your options and help you file a claim if your case appears valid.

Increasing Reports of Injuries

Over the past few years, an increasing number of women have reported problems with their bladder sling—from 2008 to 2010 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 2,874 reports of “adverse events”.  Although there has been no formal recall issued, in July of 2011 the FDA issued a public warning that the placement of a trans-vaginal mesh sling to treat prolapsed organs (called Pelvic Organ Prolapse) “may carry more risks than other surgical options, without any evidence of greater benefit.” This warning applied only to mesh slings placed vaginally, and did not apply to the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Liable Device Manufacturers

More than 550 lawsuits have been filed on behalf of injured female patients and that number is only expected to increase. Some of the device manufacturers who are being named in trans-vaginal mesh sling lawsuits include:

  • BostonScientific
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Caldera Corporation
  • Mentor Corporation
  • Gynecare (division of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Bard
  • Ethicon Division of Johnson and Johnson
  • AMS
  • Sosradim

If have been injured by a defective vaginal mesh sling, please contact one of our Rhode Island trans-vaginal mesh sling injury attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) to protect your rights and recover the damages you deserve.