Bladder slings are comprised of surgical mesh and are designed to alleviate problems associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
Bladder Sling Complications
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to physicians and healthcare providers concerning bladder slings and surgical mesh. The FDA stated that complications surrounding surgical mesh and bladder slings are not uncommon, that bladder slings are not as effective as initially believed, and there are in fact safer surgical alternatives.
The FDA has received over 1,000 claims relating to surgical mesh and bladder slings.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a condition common in women. When a woman suffers from POP, the urethra, bladder, or other organs slip through an opening in the vaginal wall. Bladder slings, comprised of surgical mesh, are implanted to alleviate the symptoms. Bladder slings, however, can actually worsen the condition, rather than help relieve it.
Other complications surrounding bladder slings include a painful symptom in which the sling tears from the skin it is attached to. Infections, erosion, painful sexual intercourse, bleeding, and scarring have also been reported by patients who have received a bladder sling. Unfortunately, many times women are forced to undergo additional procedures or even surgery to correct the problem.
If you have experienced complications after receiving a bladder sling, contact the a transvaginal mesh lawyer at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today. We will investigate your claim and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. The Strom Law Firm was founded by Pete Strom in 1996, and handles cases in South Carolina, as well as all over theUnited States. Call us a today for a free, confidential consultation. 803.252.4800.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers
In July of 2011 the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement to physicians and health care officials regarding transvaginal mesh. The FDA stated that transvaginal mesh complications were not as rare as previously thought. The FDA also recommended a safer alternative than transvaginal mesh for treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
Complications arising from a transvaginal mesh can include, but are not limited to:
- Severe pain;
- Serious infection;
- Painful intercourse;
- Vaginal scarring; and
- Erosion of the device.
If you have experienced any of these complications, contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer today. After you initially contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer, they will then use their knowledge and experience to discuss your case.
The Strom Law Firm, LLC has an experienced and knowledgeable female transvaginal mesh lawyer. She understands the personal nature of your case and will treat it and you with the utmost respect. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. 888.490.2847.