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2013 – Transvaginal mesh widely considered unsafe

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Because nearly one tenth of all women worldwide experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP) during their lives, many top medical professionals today strive to develop treatment more reliable than transvaginal mesh (TVM), a treatment option associated with a high rate of failure and complications of vaginal mesh.

A current study titled, “Indications, Contraindications, and Complications of Mesh in Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse,” turned its focus towards the alarming increase in patients who require a second surgical repair because of a recurrence of POP after TVM use.  David Ellington and his partner Holly Richter in their 2013 Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology article studied the potential benefits and risks of using transvaginal mesh kits to try to lower the risk of reoccurrence of the original symptoms in patients.  They determined that while clinical research is starting to become more important in the eyes of federal regulators, the situation still lies where, “physicians need to continue to review the literature, report their own outcomes, and educate patients regarding new outcome date, complications, and recommendations, from national organizations in women’s health regarding prolapse repair.”

While this summary is encouraging as it indicates that efforts are starting to be made towards informing patients as thoroughly as possible of the risks associated with TVM, the fact still remains that numerous incidents have occurred involving the contraindications of transvaginal mesh kits, prompting a large number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits to be filed.  Many TVM lawsuits are filed because of the expensive and often times painful additional surgeries required to correct the complications caused by transvaginal mesh.

If you have required surgery to repair the damage caused by the use of transvaginal mesh, you may be eligible for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit and we encourage you to contact our offices to receive a free consultation.

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