Although surgery for the placement of vaginal mesh and bladder slings for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are often touted as safe out-patient surgery, the effects of having these medical devices inserted can be devastating.
At Buckley & Associates in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, our product liability attorneys help protect the rights of women who are suffering with the painful complications of these defective devices.
Call us today at (206) 622-1100 if you or your loved one is enduring the injuries that vaginal mesh and bladder slings can cause.
Complications and Side Effects of Vaginal Mesh and Bladder Slings
Injuries and complications that women suffer with vaginal mesh and bladder slings include both problems with the products themselves and problems with the placement of the products. Complications may include:
- Blood vessel perforation
- Bladder perforation
- Bowel perforation
- Erosion of the mesh into the vagina
- Vaginal scarring
- Persistent vaginal discharge
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary problems
- Granuloma formation
- Severe pain during sex
- Abnormal pathways connecting the vagina to other organs
- Recurrence of SUI or POP
These complications can cause women chronic pain, inhibit their ability to have sex, and severely diminish their quality of life. Removing the mesh often requires multiple surgeries and is not always successful.
The FDA has received thousands of complaints of injury and serious complications developing from the placement of surgical mesh to treat SUI and POP. At least nine companies who manufacture the slings have also reported complications with their products and the placement during surgery.
Are you suffering from injuries because of vaginal mesh and bladder slings? We can help. Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation with one of our experienced defective product attorneys. We welcome clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas and the state of Washington.