Pelvic organ prolapse and Stress urinary incontinence are conditions in which pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus or rectum slip out of place and may extrude from the vaginal opening. Many women whom had had such problems have undergone surgery to correct it. One common treatment is to implant a vaginal mesh, sometimes called a bladder sling. This vaginal mesh is usually a flexible wire mesh surgically implanted into the pelvis transvaginally and is used to hold the organs in place. While this treatment has been used extensively, it has caused many women injuries and hardship.
In response to the numerous complaints they have received, the FDA has issued a warning that vaginal meshes may cause serious injuries. These injuries include pain, scarring, infection, incontinence and discomfort during sex. The mesh may also harden or erode, causing damage to other organs. Some women have undergone multiple revision surgeries to correct the failure of the mesh.
The Relion Group Can Help
If you or a loved one have been implanted with a vaginal mesh and have undergone additional surgery to remove or treat injuries caused by the mesh, it is important that you speak with an attorney to understand your rights. Millions of dollars have been awarded to victims of faulty vaginal meshes, including a South Dakota woman that was awarded $11.1 million for her pain and suffering due to the extent of her injuries caused by the vaginal mesh. If you have been injured by this device, you owe it to yourself to speak with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case to determine if you may be eligible for compensation. Call the number at the top of the page or fill out the contact form today. The Relion Group will connect you with an attorney for a free evaluation. There is no risk on your part and you don’t owe us a penny unless we are successful. Contact us today!