A bladder sling is both a procedure and medical device used to correct a prolapsed or fallen bladder. It is typically performed by making an incision in each thigh and implanting a mesh or piece of tissue to support the prolapsed bladder.
In some cases a transvaginal mesh procedure similar to a bladder sling is performed to correct a prolapsed bladder. However, with this procedure, the mesh device is implanted through an incision in the top of the vaginal wall.
The FDA recently issued a warning that the use of transvaginal mesh devices to perform bladder sling procedures and other surgeries to correct pelvic organ prolapse can cause serious complications and may serve no long term benefit.
The warning from the FDA about these mesh devices is the second in three years and follows thousands of reports of post-surgical complications since 2005 by those receiving the implants.
Some of the side effects associated with using vaginal mesh implants in bladder sling surgeries include erosion of mesh through the vaginal wall, infection, bleeding, perforated bladders or other organs, pain during intercourse and urinary problems.
If you or a loved one underwent surgery for bladder prolapse using a vaginal mesh device, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your legal options. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery, however, time is limited.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when organs like the urethra or bladder fall into the pelvic cavity. The condition affects nearly 1 in 10 women following childbirth, hysterectomy or menopause due to stretched or weakened muscles. Approximately 75,000 women undergo vaginal mesh surgery each year to correct POP.
Attorneys are currently filing lawsuits on behalf of those women affected by the side effects of vaginal mesh implants to help with the treatment, pain and suffering, and loss of intimacy that can result from these devices. They have recovered millions from the companies responsible.
These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today such as how much it may be worth, which mesh device manufacturer is responsible, and how long you have to take action before your legal rights expire.
Even if you don’t know the origin of your mesh device, a qualified attorney can explain how a thorough investigation of your medical records can protect your rights and lead to a claim against the responsible party.
Lawsuits for defective medical devices are often complicated, time consuming and expensive legal matters. Therefore, it is important that you select an attorney or law firm that has extensive experience fighting large drug or medical device companies.
The mesh implant resource center only works with the top drug and device injury law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and discuss your legal options for a vaginal mesh case. Contact us today for help.