Tennessee Bladder Sling Lawsuit Lawyer
Women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence of overactive bladder ultimately may decide to move forward with surgery in order to have a permanent solution to this problem. Many women decide to have a bladder sling procedure, which can involve use of a woman’s own tissue, animal donor tissue, or synthetic mesh strips. However, as the Mayo Clinic explains, while a sling procedure can provide relief to women who suffer from urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, there are significant risks to each type of sling procedure. Moreover, not every bladder sling procedure is appropriate for every patient.
In particular, women who have had bladder sling procedures that involve the use of synthetic mesh strips or synthetic mesh tape have suffered serious injuries. Sometimes the sling procedure itself can result in infections at the site of the injury or protrusion that ultimately can require another surgical procedure. Contact our Tennessee bladder sling lawsuit lawyers for more information about how we can assist you with your case.
Why Bladder Slings Cause Injuries
While bladder sling procedures themselves can result in injuries and infections regardless of the type of material used in the bladder sling, many bladder sling lawsuits arise when healthcare providers use surgical mesh in bladder sling procedures.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been providing information about the dangers of transvaginal mesh for many years, and in April 2019, the FDA “ordered all manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair . . . to stop selling and distributing their products immediately.” Harmful surgical mesh used in bladder sling procedures has been linked to a number of different medical manufacturers.
Common Injuries Caused By Bladder Slings and Transvaginal Mesh
Bladder slings and transvaginal mesh can result in many different types of injuries, including but not limited to the following:
- Urinary pain;
- Urinary difficulties;
- Vaginal bleeding;
- Vaginal scarring;
- Perforation of the bladder;
- Perforation of the bowel;
- Pelvic organ prolapse (or POP);
- Continued stress urinary incontinence;
- Back pain; and/or
- Surgical injuries from reparative follow-up surgery.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Bladder Sling Lawsuit in Tennessee
Most bladder sling lawsuits brought under a theory of product liability must be filed within one year from the date of the injury under Tennessee law. If you are considering a lawsuit against a healthcare provider who made a mistake during your bladder sling procedure and the mistake resulted in your injury, then you may have three years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. It is important to discuss the different timetables for product liability and medical malpractice cases with your attorney.
Learn More by Contacting a Tennessee Bladder Sling Lawyer
Getting in touch with a Tennessee bladder sling lawyer is the first step toward seeking financial compensation for your injuries and holding the medical device company accountable. At Fox Willis Burnett, PLLC, we know how difficult it can be to consider the possibility of a lawsuit when you are contending with reparative surgeries and extensive medical care due to your injury. However, we also know how critical it is to ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner so that you remain eligible for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today for more information about how our firm can assist you with your case.