Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling Faces Lawsuits

13 million people, primarily women, suffer from urinary incontinence. The Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling transobturator device was designed to replace weakened or ineffective muscles in the urethra that control urination. The Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling was supposed to be the mimimally invasive cure for this medical problem. However, 17-18% of women who’ve had this sling implanted have experience such complications as vaginal extrusion and urinary tract erosion, extreme vaginal pain, vaginal discharge, and infections. The non-woven design of the Mentor ObTape Vaginal Sling obstructs oxygen and nutrients. The vaginal sling was introduced to the marketplace in 2003. Within three years, the medical device was removed due to serious medical complications as well as its ineffectiveness in treating urinary incontinence. Many of the women who’ve had this device implanted and subsequently removed have experienced crippling pain, vaginal scarring and no relief from the original problem of incontinence.