Compromised pelvic floor tissue, often the result of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and child birth, is typically treated with the surgical placement of a bladder sling. In doing so, damaged tissue is permitted to heal without the occurrence of further injury. However, reports have linked the use of bladder slings to a variety of complications that vary in severity. Their unique design may cause the device to erode in to vaginal tissue and cause serious infection or bowel perforation, each of which may be life-threatening. Therefore, bladder sling removal may be the only way of preventing further injury or harm to the recipient.
Free Bladder Sling Lawsuit Evaluation: We are currently accepting cases in which the use of a bladder sling has resulted in serious injury. If you or a loved one has been harmed after receiving a bladder sling implant, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Bladder Sling Overview
Bladder slings, or more commonly referred to as transvaginal mesh, typically consist of a metallic or polymeric screen. Subsequently, this screen is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen where it is then integrated into damaged pelvic floor tissue. The strategical placement allows said tissue to heal after it has experienced a traumatic injury from SUI, POP and child birth.
Unfortunately, the rate in which bladder slings experience some form of failure is unacceptably high. Common, yet serious, complications are often the result of bladder sling erosion and bowel perforation. Subsequent failure associated with these devices may coincide with the development of a variety of side effects that vary in their severity. Mesh erosion may result in life-threatening infections or further harm to local tissue and organs. Therefore, bladder sling removal may be required to mitigate any further complications.
Bladder Sling Complications
Bladder sling removal may be required if the recipient experiences any of the following:
- Organ perforation
- Bleeding episodes (hemorrhage & hematoma
- Revision surgery
- Mesh exposure
- Mesh erosion into bladder or rectum
Do I Have a Bladder Sling Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in bladder sling lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new bladder sling lawsuits.
Free Bladder Sling Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, we are currently accepting cases in which the use of a bladder sling has resulted in serious injury. If you or a loved one has been harmed after receiving a bladder sling implant, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.