A California woman is suing the makers of a pelvic mesh device used to treat urinary incontinence because she claims the faulty device led to abscesses, pain and infection, and she was not made aware of the risks associated with the product.

The manufacturer recalled the Mentor ObTape Transobturator Sling in March 2006 because of complaints linking post-surgical complications with the device. The device was created to reinforce muscles in the urethra that have been eroded or weakened due to childbirth, menopause or other issues. The plaintiff, who suffered from urinary incontinence, was implanted with the device on February 27, 2006. Shortly after surgery, she suffered from multiple infections, abscesses, starring both internal and external and erosion of the device. It is likely that she will have to undergo additional surgeries to remedy these problems.

According to the lawsuit and other similar lawsuits filed against the defendant, the manufacturer of the pelvic mesh product was aware that the device could cause serious internal injury but neglected to issue an immediate recall.

Have you been injured or harmed by a pelvic mesh device? You may have a personal injury case. Contact the attorneys at Hodes Milman at (949) 640-8222 for a free consultation today.


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