Bladder Sling Recall Center
For decades, physicians have been implanting “bladder slings” to reinforce weakened muscle tissues to prevent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
But the slings were not properly tested, and many women reported injuries: pain, swelling, bleeding, infections, and erosions. If your sling has caused you harm, you might be eligible for compensation.
There are still many bladder sling products on the market. Doctors are still using the Avaulta System, for example, and the J&J product known as the Gynecare TVT is still being used, despite that it was approved by the FDA based on its similarity to a product since recalled.
Whether or not the products they were implanted with have been recalled, women suffering from bladder sling side effects are filing lawsuits against manufacturers.
A jury awarded millions to Christine Scott, who received a product called Avaulta to correct a leaky bladder. The device cut into her colon. She has since undergone eight further surgeries and faces countless more.
For these injuries, the jury awarded $5 million to Christine Scott, and $500,000 to her husband for his loss of consortium. And this was just one trial. Christine Scott isn’t alone.
Thousands of women in the United States who received bladder sling implants to treat their POP or SUI have sued the products’ manufacturers. If your bladder sling injured you, you might be entitled to substantial compensation.
Class action lawsuits are best for situations in which the plaintiffs’ injuries are solely financial or are equal. You’re better off filing your own lawsuit against your bladder sling’s manufacturer and joining a multidistrict litigation instead.
There are five multidistrict litigation cases against sling manufacturers in federal court. A New Jersey multicounty litigation is proceeding as well, and there are other state court actions. RLG will keep you updated on the latest developments.