Our Michigan lawyers have been contacted by a number of women who have reported serious transvaginal mesh complications and related injuries. This medical device is made by a several companies to treat a number of conditions, including Pelvic Organ Proplapse.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, can affect many women. The "pelvic floor" is a group of muscles that form a kind of hammock across your pelvic opening. Normally, these muscles and the tissues surrounding them keep the pelvic organs in place. These organs include your bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel, and rectum. "Prolapse" refers to a descending or drooping of organs. Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the prolapse or drooping of any of the pelvic floor organs.
Transvaginal Mesh or Bladder Sling Systems
When a woman experienced pelvic organ prolapse a vaginal mesh may be performed to repair the prolapse. A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvis organs, such as the bladder and urethra, drop downward, often because of a weakness in the vaginal wall associated with childbirth, hysterectomy, or menopause. This can cause the vagina to push forward, causing discomfort and even incontinence.
The standard procedure for repairing pelvic organ prolapse is stitching the connective tissue in the vaginal wall muscle back together. However, vaginal mesh surgery also known as bladder sling systems or transvaginal mesh support is the newest procedure to repair prolapse and is becoming more common.
Risk of Transvaginal Mesh Procedure
The most common risks of vaginal mesh or transvaginal mesh support include:
- Increased Infection Risk
- Urinary Complications
- Bowel Perforations
- Bladder Perforations
- Blood Vessel Perforations
- Additional Pelvic Prolapse
- Sexual Complications
Potential Claims for Transvaginal Mesh
Any woman who has experienced problems after receiving any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling or suffers serious injuries due to the design of the pelvic support system being defecting and/or dangerous may have a potential medical malpractice claim. Some of these surgical mesh or bladder sling procedures include:
- Bard Avaulta Support System
- AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
- AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
- AMS Perigee System
- AMS Monarc Sling System
- AMS Sparc Sling System
- Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
- Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
- Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
- Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
- UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
- Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling
Contact a Michigan Vaginal Mesh Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of a medical malpractice from a vaginal mesh or bladder sling procedure to repair pelvic organ prolapse, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call our vaginal mesh Michigan medical malpractice lawyers now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form.