Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What You Need to Know
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on May 20, 2016
What to know if you’ve suffered pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when an organ, such as the bladder, drops from its normal position and pushes against the wall of other organs and tissue. Though it is an important medical issue to address, the device commonly used to treat this condition poses serious health risks to patients.
Why is transvaginal mesh dangerous?
When someone suffers pelvic organ prolapse, it is often treated using a transvaginal mesh implant. Also known as surgical mesh, this device can hold the bladder in place like a sling.
The mesh is causing major injuries, including infection, erosion of the uterus and perforation of other major organs. A plastic-like substance used in the mesh called polypropylene reportedly cuts through organ walls, causing severe bleeding, pain and infection.
One blogger claimed her physician told her the implanted mesh was covered with mucosa, a membrane naturally created within the body. The membrane on the woman’s device eroded away, leaving the exposed mesh touching the walls of other organs in her pelvis.
What can I do if I’m injured by surgical or transvaginal mesh?
You are not alone. More than 300,000 women underwent transvaginal mesh procedures. Many of the individuals who have pursued a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the mesh have obtained successful outcomes.
Victims of transvaginal mesh injuries could receive compensation to cover all medical bills, time missed from work and any other expenses resulting from their injuries. Let the attorneys at Elk & Elk represent your best interests.
It is important to remember that you will not be taking action against the doctor who implanted the mesh. The manufacturers of the mesh are the responsible parties, and have no relation to your physician in regard to the lawsuit.