As women age, they may be subject to a medical condition called pelvic organ prolapse. This causes organs within the pelvic region to protrude or bulge within the body and push against other organs.
Organs within the pelvic floor include the bladder, rectum, vagina, and urethra. Tissue within the pelvic region helps support these organs from falling and staying in place.
These connective tissues can deteriorate over time and this can result in pelvic organ prolapse. To combat this condition, your doctor may surgically implant a device called a transvaginal mesh. This device is a very thin metal mesh that acts as a hammock in order to support your organs. The mesh is made to prevent the organ from protruding or falling, which can cause a whole host of medical issues.
The issue with the device is that there have been women who have had their mesh actually harm them instead of help them. Some cases have involved migration of the device and actually penetrating other organs. Other devices have caused chronic pain, inflammation and deteriorating within the body. These types of issues may have led to further surgeries as well. You or someone you love may have experienced serious injury due to one of these devices and may need to seek recovery for the damages the transvaginal mesh caused.
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