A woman who was significantly injured by the Solyx Transvaginal Mesh Sling has accused the sling manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corporation, of failing to warn about severe neurological injuries caused by the defective device.
The lawsuit was filed by Jamie H., a woman who was living in Arizona when she was implanted with the Solyx Sling, a transvaginal mesh device manufactured by Boston Scientific Corporation.
The transobturator sling was implanted on November 28, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona by Dr. Daniel Jaffee, to treat stress urinary incontinence, a condition that affects up to 17% of women over age 40 as a complication of child birth.
The plaintiff has been diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and has undergone revision surgery of the sling by a mesh removal specialist, Dr. Michael Hibner.
Boston Scientific Corporation is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about the risk of the device.
The Solyx is called by Boston Scientific an "innovative mid-urethral sling" in that it is similar to the transobturator pathway and its attachment ends are permanently embedded into the obturator muscle. The Solyx is 9 cm in length, according to Boston Scientific.
Over 100,000 transvaginal mesh cases have been filed to date, and most of those have been pending since 2012 in federal multi-district litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Earlier this year, the judge overseeing the litigation, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, ordered that no new cases be filed in the MDL, allowing new plaintiffs to proceed with filing in their home states and elsewhere.
The lawsuit was filed on November 16, 2018 in Superior Court of Arizona, in the County of Maricopa (Case # CV213-014430).
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Greg Vigna, MD, JD, PLC, a national pharmaceutical injury attorney in Santa Barbara, California, and local counsel Lincoln Combs, Esq.
Greg Vigna, MD, JD, a physician and catastrophic injury attorney, represents women with pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome caused by the transobturator sling.
The Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in West Virginia is now closed to new cases. Dr. Vigna has associated with leading national pharmaceutical injury attorneys experienced in the TVM MDL, and local attorneys to prosecute new cases against the manufacturers of the device in State Courts across the country.