Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence

Defective Vaginal Mesh Attorneys

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are sometimes treated with a surgical procedure using vaginal mesh. Vaginal mesh is surgical mesh that is placed through an incision in the vaginal wall during the procedure. Complications caused by defective vaginal mesh can be painful, debilitating, and permanent. If you have experienced complications after POP or SUI surgery using vaginal mesh, please talk to our defective vaginal mesh lawyers right away.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

POP is a medical condition in which the pelvic organs drop, putting pressure on the vagina or rectum. The most common organ to drop is the bladder. The uterus may also be involved. Normally, the muscles and ligaments hold the pelvic organs in place. When these muscles and ligaments become weakened or stretched, they can no longer support the organs. Childbirth and surgery, such as hysterectomy, are the most common causes of POP. POP is common in women who have given birth vaginally. The risk increases with multiple pregnancies and with age.

POP can be exacerbated by other conditions including:

  • Obesity
  • Frequent constipation
  • Long-lasting cough
  • Tumors

Mild POP is treated with exercise or a device called a pessary. If symptoms are too severe for these treatments, surgery is required.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

SUI is the involuntary loss of urine during physical activity. This “activity” can be as minor as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or standing.

In SUI, the sphincter muscle around the urethra cannot prevent the flow of urine when there is pressure on the bladder. SUI can be caused by weakened pelvic muscles which fail to provide enough support for the pelvic organs, or by a malfunction of the urethral sphincter. SUI can be a symptom of POP.

SUI can occur in men, but is much more common in women. Childbirth, age, obesity, and chronic cough all increase the risk of developing SUI.

If you or a loved one has been injured by defective vaginal mesh, please call our defective vaginal mesh attorneys at 1-877-567-7732 or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with defective vaginal mesh lawyer is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.