Associated Risks with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh
Since October 2008, the FDA has received nearly 4,000 reports concerning adverse events in women who underwent transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. These reports covered those who underwent a POP procedure, including surgery for prolapsed bladder and urinary incontinence.
Some of the associated risks with this surgical mesh procedure include:
- mesh protruding through the vagina;
- recurrent prolapse;
- neuromuscular problems;
- vaginal shrinkage/scarring;
- urinary problems;
- pain during sexual intercourse; and
- organ perforation.
Many women have also reported that physical injuries have led to emotional damage. These associated risks have resulted in additional medical intervention, such as surgery and hospitalization.
There may be alternatives to this type of surgery for a bladder prolapse. Repairs can be done without a mesh, simply by using stitches. Or a mesh could be placed in the abdomen.
Help from a Louisville Law Firm after Surgery for Prolapsed Bladder
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of surgery or a medical device, compensation may be available. Compensation could address not only the medical expenses you have incurred from the surgical mesh procedure, but also any expenses for future medical treatment.
If you were unable to work and have lost income, you may be entitled to compensation for this as well. In addition, there may be other damages you are eligible to receive that cover pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.
You should seek help from a Louisville law firm that has experience handling cases that involve medical malpractice or defective medical devices. Attorneys will evaluate carefully the details of your case and determine if you should proceed with your claim. An attorney may also help in collecting the evidence that will be necessary to demonstrate the cause of your injuries.
Contacting a Louisville Law Firm
A Louisville personal injury attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your medical malpractice claim if you have been injured after seeking treatment for bladder prolapse. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.