Urinary incontinence plagues people all over the world, leading to experiences of discomfort and stress. Midurethral mesh slings are now the most popular method for surgically alleviating urinary incontinence. These mesh slings are the very same synthetic meshes that are used in pelvic floor reconstruction following pelvic organ prolapse. In recent years, the difference between the efficacy and safety of synthetic mesh kits has been realized in respect to the surgeries mesh kits are used for.
A recent journal article found in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, entitled, “Indications, Contraindications, and Complications of Mesh in the Surgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence,” focused on the efficacy and safety of mesh kits used for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Anna Kirby and Charles Nager reported in the article that, “Unlike transvaginal mesh for prolapse, complications related to mesh midurethral slings are low and less than the complication rates with previous traditional continence surgeries. Given their safety profile and efficacy, full-length mesh midurethral slings have been rapidly adopted and remain the current standard of care for stress urinary incontinence surgical treatment.” In other words, their report summarizes a problem that has currently given rise to a number of complications involving synthetic meshes: the safety and efficacy of synthetic mesh in surgical treatment for urinary incontinence has helped the swing of momentum for the use of synthetic mesh in the surgical treatment of prolapsed pelvic organs.
Given the research involving synthetic mesh for the treatment of urinary incontinence, medical professionals are more likely inclined to use synthetic mesh kits in the treatment of other ailments, namely of pelvic organ prolapse. However, numerous transvaginal mesh lawsuits have arisen because of the lack of clinical research done confirming the safety and efficacy of synthetic mesh products.
The fact remains that while synthetic mesh has proven to be a safe and fairly effective product for the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence, the use of synthetic mesh in the treatment of prolapsed pelvic organs is considered to be unsafe and not entirely effective. If you have experienced the adverse effects of synthetic mesh following pelvic organ prolapse surgery, then you may be the victim of a dangerous product not yet proven to be safe for patient use. Please contact our law offices to complete a free, no-obligation case consultation to determine if you are eligible for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
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