Stress Urinary Incontinence
Houston Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyer
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition in which a woman experiences an involuntary leakage of urine, typically during strenuous physical activity, as a result of excessive pressure on the bladder. In recent years, SUI has been widely treated with transvaginal mesh.
Although transvaginal mesh was initially thought to be a more durable option than other treatment methods for SUI, it has since been linked to a number of severe health complications. If you suffered harmful side-effects after receiving transvaginal mesh for SUI, Houston product liability attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you seek the financial compensation you need to cope with medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Stress Urinary Incontinence Symptoms
While SUI episodes are most common during physical activity such as exercise, incontinence related to SUI can occur any time physical stress is placed on the bladder.
Leakage associated with SUI may be slight or substantial, depending on the individual and other factors, such as the type of stress. Triggers for SUI may include everything from an intense physical workout to a seemingly innocuous sneeze or cough.
Treating SUI with Transvaginal Mesh
In the surgical treatment of SUI, transvaginal mesh is used to support the urethra and prevent pressure on the bladder, thus reducing the potential for urinary incontinence.
But mounting evidence indicates that transvaginal mesh may actually cause more problems than it solves. Many of these dangerous medical devices have shown signs of eroding, hardening or migrating after placement, leading to side-effects including:
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Recurrence of SUI
- Vaginal pain
- Vaginal scarring
If you or a loved one suffered harm after receiving transvaginal mesh, please contact the Malley Law Firm to schedule your free case consultation. Personal injury attorney Tony Malley welcomes clients from Houston and Beaumont, Texas, and across the United States.