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Study Illuminates Danger of Transvaginal Mesh

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Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition which has been swarmed with controversy as all reparatory methods haven’t led to a sufficiently-high success rate to allow for continued use.  As medical science advances, there have been a range of methods for attempting to solve the issues caused by pelvic organ prolapse, and currently, the use of transvaginal mesh kits tends to be the most popular approach to the surgical repair of anterior vaginal wall prolapse.  However, the use of transvaginal mesh (TVM) has been the cause for numerous transvaginal mesh lawsuits as there have been a range of reported complications due to the unreliable nature of the products released to date.  One study has even shown that the removal of TVM may not alleviate pain associated with a recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse.

The market trend in the medical field is moving towards a constant stream of newly released transvaginal mesh kits, not all of which have been given the proper clinical research before consumer use considering the high number of new products that have been used.  A recent study posed the question of whether or not it was necessary to advance towards the use of transvaginal mesh kits for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse.  Alex Gomelsky and Randy Vince, in their current research study focused on the failure rates for traditional reparatory methods in comparison to the high failure rates seen with procedures involving transvaginal mesh.

Their results indicated that traditional approaches have been seen to have similar failure rates as procedures using transvaginal mesh kits, indicating that there may be no improved efficacy with the use of mesh kits in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse, compared to the use of other surgical methods.  The study gives reason to ask the question as to why transvaginal mesh kits are constantly being chosen as the method of choice for physicians.

The answer is unclear, but with nearly one-third of women who use transvaginal mesh requiring corrective surgery following complications, the consequences of the decision to use transvaginal mesh can be serious and may include unpredicted side-effects.  For more information regarding the unpredicted side effect of the use of transvaginal mesh, follow the link above.

If you have suffered from complications due to the use of transvaginal mesh in your pelvic organ prolapse surgery, it may be because of the lack of clinical research done on the product and you may be entitled to compensation due to the negligence of the company who distributed an unsafe or ineffective product.  Contact my offices and let me represent you in your search for the justice you deserve.

At your convenience, you may reach us by phone at (855) 452-5529 or by e-mail at justinian@dangerousdrugs.us.  Call today and see how we can help.

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