April 16, 2010

The Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling is used to treat patients suffering from loss of bladder control.  The vaginal sling technique, done as an outpatient treatment, has been around for many decades to treat urinary incontinence.  This relatively simple treatment has had great success with many slings produced by a number of manufacturers.

Mentor put its version of the sling on the market in 2003 but within a short period, patients were reporting complications.  These vaginal sling side effects included breakdown of the vaginal wall that was very painful, chronic vaginal discharges, and vaginal infections. 

Study Links Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling to Vaginal Injuries

A study published in October 2006 in the Journal of Urology reported that 13% of patients who had Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling implants developed vaginal protrusions and 8% developed a chronic vaginal discharge.  Women who experienced these vaginal sling side effects had to undergo surgical procedures to remove the device.  Many women still suffer from Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling side effects many years later, even after removal.

Vaginal sling’s are generally made up of open weave materials to permit oxygen and nutrients to pass in and out of the tissue to allow for tissue repair.  The Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling did not have this open weave design and left tissue unable to repair itself, generating the vaginal injuries.  This sling was finally taken off the market in 2006.

If you have experienced breakdown of the vaginal wall, chronic vaginal discharge, or any other vaginal related illness with a mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling you may be entitled to financial compensation. Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling Lawsuits are currently being filed across the country.

Author

Susan Ardizzoni, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate in Biology with a major in Neuroscience (medical) and minors in Biochemistry, Physics, and Mathematics with experience in basic and clinical research.  Although the author is not an attorney, this article was sponsored by the law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP and constitutes Attorney Advertising.  To learn more about Vaginal Sling or Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling Lawsuits please visit www.ConsumerInjuryLawyers.com

Published November 17, 2011 by