OB Tape sling settlements are monetary awards granted to women who sustained serious injuries as a result of using the mesh OB Tape sling produced by the Mentor Corporation (and others). While the OB Tape sling is no longer on the market, it was surgically implanted in approximately 35,000 women in the U.S. between 2003 and 2006 in an effort to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The most common OB Tape sling patients were women who had had multiple childbirths or certain other surgeries.
Between 13 and 18 percent of patients developed health complications as a result of using the OB Tape sling despite its effectiveness at treating SUI and POP. Some of the most serious health complications associated with the OB Tape sling include:
- dyspareunia, pain during intercourse
- erosion through the vaginal wall
- perforation of the bowels, bladder, or blood vessels during insertion
- recurrence of SUI or POP
- serious vaginal infection
How to Secure an OB Tape Settlement
Women who have been injured by the OB Tape sling may have a legal claim against the maker of the device, and they can secure an OB Tape settlement by attending a complimentary initial consultation to:
- Receive vital information regarding their legal rights.
- Get an expert evaluation and professional advice regarding the best manner in which to proceed in order to secure the maximum possible OB Tape settlement.
- Secure first-class legal representation without having to pay for any legal fees until or unless OB Tape compensation is secured.
- Ensure that they will get through the legal process as efficiently and successfully as possible so they can focus on recovering and moving on with their lives.
OB Tape settlements can include monetary compensation for a victim’s:
- medical bills
- ongoing treatment costs
- lost wages
- permanent disabilities and decrease in quality of life
- pain and suffering
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 our OB Tape attorneys immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.