Defective Bladder Mesh and Incontinence Surgery
By J McAdams
Bladder mesh or transvaginal mesh is used for surgical procedures for urinary incontinence, a pelvic disorder that affects millions of women worldwide. Female urinary incontinence happens when the pelvic floor muscles become weak allowing the pelvic organs including the bladder to descend from the normal location leading to diminishing bladder control. This urine stress incontinence causes the leakage of urine and decreases the ability to retain urine for a long period of time. This incontinence is treated with various options including surgical procedures using bladder mesh. One of the widely used procedures involves bladder sling placement or bladder suspension surgery which helps prevent urine leaks from the bladder.
When the problem of urinary incontinence fails to be successfully treated with medication, bladder mesh surgery is an option. It generally provides a long term, but not a permanent solution to the problem. Once the decision to undergo surgery has been made, the next question is which type of surgery will be best. There are different surgeries to fix the problem of incontinence. Bladder mesh surgery or sling surgery is often the common choice, it makes use of a mesh to act as sling to lift the bladder and keep it in position and prevent the urine from leaking out.
Over the last few years there have been over 1000 adverse effects reported and patient complaints about bladder mesh by those who have had the surgery. Many women have complained of adverse complications arising from the transvaginal mesh procedures done after a specific period. These reports and complains include pain, bladder mesh erosion, infections and even recurrence of urinary incontinence. Some bladder mesh complications include serious intra-operative injuries to the bladder. Such complications have often needed surgical or medical intervention. Unfortunately, manufacturers of these bladder mesh products were collectively found responsible for these problems.
It is due to this reason that transvaginal mesh lawsuits have started with attorneys providing legal advice and help to patients who have undergone these bladder problems after bladder mesh surgery. Some bladder sling products in the market have been of questionable quality and according to various health reports, they have been associated with most of these complaints. Professional lawyers are helping many patients file lawsuits that eventually result in compensation from the defective bladder mesh product manufacturers. Filing lawsuits involves extensive consultation with an attorney from a law firm. These consultations are often free of charge as the attorneys will receive a percentage of the settlement from the manufacturer.
There are several ongoing defective transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving women who have suffered injuries as a result of some defective vaginal mesh patch products for incontinence surgery on the market. Several law firms are dedicated to providing legal help to such women. Their lawyers investigate and try to find out if the mesh products in question meet the safety standards. Health notification concerns have often been reported in the use of some defective bladder mesh products in the market. Some transvaginal mesh manufacturers, though aware of such concerns, fail to disclose or warn of the significant risks in the use of those products.
Pelvic mesh is often permanently attached to the inside of the pelvis and using the wrong one in incontinence surgery often leads to catastrophic results in patients. In some cases the mesh cannot be completely removed once attached and this compromises a woman’s health. With lawsuits against manufacturers of defective bladder mesh products, women are able to get fair compensation for the bladder mesh surgical complications, suffering or damages caused. It is important to contact these law firms that specialize in these lawsuits because the statutes of limitations often restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your compensation claims.
You can find more information here from the FDA on the complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh in repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.