Stress Urinary Incontinence occurs when bladder and urethra muscles are weakened. Stress incontinence occurs because of poor function in the muscles that support the bladder or control the release of urine. The bladder expands as it fills with urine, and valve-like muscles at each end of the urethra normally contract, preventing urine release until you reach a bathroom. When the muscles supporting the bladder are weak, however, pressure can trigger urine release before you’re ready.
Was your urinary incontinence treated with transvaginal mesh?
Recently, doctors have treated Stress Urinary Incontinence with a transvaginal mesh device. A transvaginal mesh is shaped in the form a sling and implanted in the abdomen to lift and support the bladder and the urethra.
In July of 2011 the Food and Drug Administration found that the mesh devices are ineffective and cause serious complications in female patients. The FDA recommended doctors and health care officials use a safer alternative for treating Stress Urinary Incontinence.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Many times mesh devices require numerous surgeries to repair or fix the original problem. These surgeries can become quite costly. If you have Stress Urinary Incontinence and have had a transvaginal mesh to treat the problem, you may be eligible for compensation.
Stress Urinary Incontinence and transvaginal mesh issues can leave you feeling embarrassed, but know that you are not alone. Prior to issuing the statement in 2011, the FDA received over 1,000 complaints regarding transvaginal mesh and complications arising from it.
Do not hesitate to contact our transvaginal mesh attorney to see if you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. At the Strom Law Firm, LLC we have a female transvaginal mesh attorney on staff who will handle your case with privacy and respect. Call us today for your free confidential consultation. 888.490.2847.