OB Tape sling lawsuits seek monetary compensation for women who have sustained serious physical injuries as a result of using a surgically implanted medical device produced by the Mentor Corporation (and others). Used between 2003 and 2006 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the OB Tape sling supports the organs of the lower abdomen (the bowels, bladder, urethra, rectum, etc.) to reduce the pain and urine leakage associated with SUI and POP. These conditions generally affected women who have gone through multiple childbirths or who have undergone certain surgical procedures.
While about 35,000 women in the U.S. have had the OB Tape sling implanted, experts estimate that between 13 and 18 percent of these women have or will have suffered complications from these mesh slings, some of which include permanent compromises to their quality of life such as:
- dyspareunia, pain during intercourse
- erosion through the vaginal wall
- perforation of the bowels, bladder or blood vessels while being implanted
- recurrence of SUI or POP
- serious infection.
OB Tape sling patients who have suffered serious injury as a result of using this defective medical device may have a legal claim against the manufacturer of their device – and they can secure a settlement for their medical bills, pain, and suffering by starting an OB Tape sling lawsuit.
How to Start an OB Tape Sling Lawsuit
Women who sustain any of the above-mentioned OB Tape injuries should, once their health is no longer in danger, attend a free initial consult with skilled OB Tape sling lawyers. During this meeting, prospective plaintiffs can:
- Learn more about their legal rights and entitlements.
- Receive a professional evaluation of their case.
- Get expert advice regarding the best manner in which to proceed.
- Secure experienced legal representation at no upfront cost (OB Tape sling attorneys do not charge a penny for legal services until or unless the case is won).
The OB Tape sling has been pulled from the market and is no longer being used to treat SUI and POP, but many women have already suffered from incurable OB Tape injuries. Those still using the mesh sling can develop injuries at any point in the future. Victims are encouraged to stand up for their legal rights by starting an OB Tape sling lawsuit at no cost to them.
If you or a loved one used an OB Tape sling and suffers from dyspareunia, erosion through the vaginal wall, perforation of the bowels, bladder or blood vessels, or recurrence of SUI or POP, you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.