The ProteGen Sling is a woven polyester sling-like Trans-Vaginal Mesh implant. Boston Scientific introduced the sling into the marketplace in 1997, as a treatment for feminine stress urinary incontinence – a condition that causes urine leakage while coughing, laughing, or undergoing physical activity. During the procedure, surgeons implant the “sling” underneath the bladder and anchor it to the pelvic bones. The mesh then provides support to the pelvic muscles, thereby reducing the “stress” that can cause urinary leakage. The term “ProteGen” refers to the fact that the slings were treated with bovine collagen.
Problems with infection and mesh erosion began to arise shortly after the ProteGen Sling went into use. Boston Scientific reportedly received over 500 complaints about mesh injuries before it issued a ProteGen sling recall in December of 1999. Approximately 23,000 ProteGen Slings were distributed during the two years the product was on the market.
Thousands of women have filed product liability lawsuits against Boston Scientific since the ProteGen Sling recalltook place. The federal cases were consolidated into multidistrict litigation in a federal court in Maryland. In 2003 alone, the company settled over 700 ProteGen lawsuits. As the occurrence of Protegen complications has continued, so has the filing of lawsuits. In addition, other Trans-Vaginal mesh products are currently the focus of mass product liability cases, including suits against Johnson & Johnson over its Gynecare Prolift sling.
Getting Money Before Your Settlement
The Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) has been the longest MDL in history. Patients across the world have been waiting years for their full settlement so they can get their life back on track. We became a financial bridge for those patients everywhere by supplying them with pre-settlement funding. The pre-settlement funding we offer is for patients to payoff their medical bills, costs of living, and whatever they need to get their life back on track. The best part about our funding is that it is non-recourse so if you somehow lose your case, you don’t have to pay back anything.
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