Overview of Transvaginal Mesh Procedures (Part A)

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Recent concerns over a procedure to repair bladder prolapse has led to numerous lawsuits being filed. A transvaginal placement of surgical mesh procedure poses the risk of serious complications. If you or a loved one suffered injuries after undergoing surgery for prolapsed bladder, you may be entitled to compensation. A Louisville law firm can help.

By meeting with an attorney who handles cases involving defective medical devices, you can learn what your rights are. An attorney can determine if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing.

Overview of Transvaginal Mesh Procedures

This surgical mesh is used to repair tissue that has been damaged or weakened. It is permanently implanted into the patient in order to stabilize the vaginal wall. It helps to repair bladder prolapse or to treat urinary incontinence. 

Bladder prolapse is when the bladder prolapses (bulges) into the vagina and sometimes past the vaginal opening. This is just one type of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) that can occur. In general terms, POP is a condition in which the tissues that support the pelvic organs become stretched or weak.

The bladder isn’t the only organ that can prolapse. It can also happen with the rectum, uterus, vaginal apex (after a hysterectomy) and the bowel. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an estimated 30% to 50% of women will experience this condition.   

The transvaginal surgical mesh procedure also treats urinary incontinence, which is a condition in which urine leaks during moments such as exercising, laughing, coughing, sneezing or other types of physical activities. 

While surgery for prolapsed bladder can help, it also comes with risks that you should have been informed of. If you believe you sustained serious injuries after undergoing this procedure, you should seek legal counsel. Contact a Louisville law firm that handles cases involving medical malpractice and defective medical devices. 

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