The ObTape lawsuits could proceed to trial early next year, according to an order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land, who is the MDL judge in the ObTape lawsuits.
ObTape is a vaginal sling that was surgically implanted in women suffering from stress urinary incontinence, allegedly caused injuries such as erosion, abscesses and infections, leading to loss of continence and multiple surgeries.
Plaintiffs’ Mentor ObTape lawyers contend that the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling was defectively designed. Why was the Mentor ObTape defective? The problem is that vaginal slings are made with a mesh design which allows the sling to breathe and get nutrients to the body’s tissue. The ObTape Vaginal Sling cannot breathe which caused pressure on the vaginal wall causing tearing, cutting, and sometimes permanent erosion of the vaginal tissues. When ObTape causes erosion of the vagina, complete excision of the exposed mesh is often recommended in order to avoid severe soft tissue infections that may occur for years after surgery.
If you or someone you care about has been injured by this sling and would like to learn more about the Mentor ObTape Sling lawsuits that are pending around the country, call 800-553-6000.