For patients who choose to undergo bladder prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh products, several adverse health complications can result from the procedure. Surgical mesh has recently been associated with erosion, infections, pain, dyspareunia, organ perforation, and the recurrence of urinary problems. Research indicates that up to 10% of women who undergo bladder prolapse surgery with mesh devices will suffer serious side effects within a year of having the procedure.
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What is Bladder Prolapse?
Bladder prolapse, a common condition that happens to many women after childbirth or as they age, occurs when the wall of the bladder presses against and pushes down on the wall of the vagina. While many aging women have mild cases of bladder prolapse, not all have recognizable symptoms, and those who do may take years or even decades to develop. When symptoms do appear, they typically include:
- difficulty urinating
- involuntary release of urine (urinary incontinence)
- pain during sexual intercourse
Depending on the severity of a patient’s symptoms, bladder prolapse surgery utilizing transvaginal mesh may be recommended. The goal of the procedure is to reduce the risk of recurrence of the prolapse. Unfortunately, despite showing early promise, the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for bladder prolapse repair has been shown to put patients at risk for a number of serious health complications.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
When used during bladder prolapse surgery, transvaginal mesh complications have been reported to include:
- erosion through vaginal epithelium
- urinary problems
- recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- bowel and / or bladder perforation
- vaginal scarring
- mesh erosion
If You are Considering Transvaginal Mesh Bladder Prolapse Surgery
If you are considering bladder prolapse surgery with vaginal mesh, the FDA recommends that you talk to your doctor about all possible courses of treatment before undergoing the procedure. If you decide that transvaginal mesh bladder prolapse surgery is right for you, you should continue with regular check-ups and follow-up care. You should also contact your healthcare provider immediately if you begin experiencing any of the complications listed above.
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Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Bladder Perforation Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new transvaginal mesh bladder perforation cases in all 50 states.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Bladder Perforation Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered bladder perforation after being implanted with a vaginal mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a transvaginal mesh suit and we can help.