If you are among the thousands of women who used the Mentor OB Tape vaginal sling, you need to be aware of the dangers associated with this product and your legal rights as an injured victim.
The Mentor OB Tape vaginal sling was developed to provide a solution for the estimated 14 million women who suffer urinary incontinence, which often leads to involuntary leakage during coughing, laughing or sneezing. The vaginal sling was supposed to reinforce the muscles in the weakened area. However, in 2006, the Journal of Urology published numerous injuries associated with this device, which eventually led to it being taken off the market. Many women were already affected by the Mentor OB Tape vaginal sling before of the known dangers.
There was a major design flaw of the Mentor OB Tape vaginal sling that caused essential nutrients and oxygen to be blocked. As a result, women were experiencing a breakdown of vaginal tissue, chronic discharge, serious infections, vaginal pain and severe pain in the back, hips and legs. These adverse side affects caused debilitating pain and permanent injuries. Surgery was even required in numerous cases.
If you have suffered Mentor OB Tape vaginal sling injuries, you may be able to recover compensation. Contact a Florida mass tort attorney at the Law Offices of Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, LLP at (863) 683-1111 for legal advice.