Texarkana woman files personal injury lawsuit over vaginal mesh implant

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau May 21, 2012, 5:22pm


TEXARKANA - After suffering several complications allegedly stemming from transvaginal mesh implantation, a Texarkana woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer.

Peggy Green filed suit against Boston Scientific Corp., doing business as Mansfield Scientific Inc. & Microvasive Inc. on May 14 in the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division.

Due to stress urinary incontinence, Green was surgically implanted with the Uphold Vaginal Support System, manufactured by the defendant, on May 14, 2010.

After her surgery, she began to experience complications such as vaginal pressure and pain, vaginal bleeding and/or dyspareunia. She states that these complications are the result of the implanted medical device.

The defendant is accused of breach of warranty, negligence, and failure to warn.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of compensatory damages, punitive damages, exemplary damages, incidental damages, consequential damages, attorney's fees, and court costs.

Green is represented by Erin K. Copeland of Fibich, Hampton, Leebron, Briggs & Josephson in Houston. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

Case No. 5:12-cv-00045

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