New York woman files lawsuit against makers of Aris-Transobturator Sling System


A New York woman claims she was injured by the Aris-Transobturator Sling System transvaginal mesh device.

She joins a growing number of American women who claim this and a list of similar transvaginal mesh devices caused them to suffer severe and life-altering injuries and forced them to endure unexpected and painful surgeries to only sometimes correct the problems caused by the defective medical devices.

The Empire State woman has tapped the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP to represent her in her claim against Coloplast Corp., the makers of the Aris-Transobturator Sling System transvaginal mesh device. The lawsuit was filed in late-January in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The claim will be combined other similar lawsuits filed against Coloplast for its Aris-Transobturator Sling System transvaginal mesh device in a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). An MDL is formed when a number of lawsuits all make similar claims against a single company.

In this lawsuit and others combined into this MDL, the New York woman claims she was implanted with Aris-Transobturator Sling System in a February 2008 procedure but at the time Coloplast was aware that the device had the potential to cause serious harm but it failed to notify authorities or the public of its dangers. The transvaginal mesh device was used to treat conditions common among women, especially those who’ve endure childbirth: stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

The claim alleges that the Aris-Transobturator Sling System is defectively designed and led to serious injures such as erosion of the device through the vaginal wall, skin or other organs, serious infections, bleeding, and urinary problems.