The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System is another transvaginal mesh implant that has come under scrutiny for being ineffective and potentially dangerous. These products can potentially cause permanent scarring and serious consequences for women and the manufacturer – Boston Scientific – faces countless lawsuits as a result.
Read on if you have used any transvaginal mesh product and we will look at the controversies and complications in more depth.
What is a Transvaginal Mesh?
A transvaginal mesh is a product that is designed to be implanted or inserted into the body through the vagina in order to offer additional support and reinforcement for weakening tissues and muscles. These products are intended to help combat pelvic organ prolapse (where the organs of the pelvis drop) and stress urinary incontinence by helping support the organs.
The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling is a bladder sling that focusses specifically in combating incontinence. Like many other vaginal mesh implants, it has been known to cause ‘vaginal erosion’, wherein the patient’s vagina is irritated and eroded by the product. This then in turn leads to internal scarring, bleeding, fluid secretion, incontinence, infection and many other issues.
In one case, it was even reported that part of the Lynx device came away from the rest, resulting in an alleged lose component causing further internal damage. This event allegedly occurred in 2007 and the full details are published by the FDA:
“It was reported to CO that a patient underwent a lynx suprapubic mid-urethral sling procedure in 2007. During the procedure, the plastic dilator detached from the mesh while inside the patient. The physician was able to retrieve the plastic dilator from the patient. The physician was then able to redo the procedure with another lynx suprapubic mid-urethral sling system successfully.”
What’s more, research shows that these transvaginal mesh implants are also ineffective when it comes to treating incontinence. Other means – such as stitching and lifestyle changes – can be more effective and less dangerous.
Lawsuits and Legal Issues
The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling is but one of many similar products from Boston Scientific and other manufacturers to become the focus of controversy. Hundreds of thousands of women have been affected by transvaginal mesh implants and millions of dollars have been awarded.
If you have been injured or in any way affected by the Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling, or by any other Boston Scientific product, be sure to get in touch. We have a track record of helping women to reach settlements and will handle your case with sensitivity and care.