Bexar County (Tex) District Court
An 82-year-old woman underwent a sacral colpopexy with Marlex mesh and a Moskowitz procedure. A total urethrovesical suspension was then performed and her vaginal and bladder prolapse was corrected.
Six months later, the woman had dehiscence of the vaginal cuff and prolapse of the small bowel, which was repaired by exploratory laparotomy, during which it was discovered that the Marlex mesh had been inappropriately sutured to the bladder rather than to the apex of the vagina.
The woman, who had pain and discomfort requiring 8 days of hospitalization, claimed negligence, which the defense denied.
- A defense verdict was returned.