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Transvaginal mesh failures become quality of life issues

More tragic stories are surfacing since 2008, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first warned doctors and consumers about serious problems associated with a surgical mesh used to treat common pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse. Since then thousands of women from the United States and the United Kingdom, have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers. The surgical mesh, sometimes called transvaginal mesh, is implanted through the vagina to help support pelvic organs which have dropped due to age, obesity, or childbirth. The condition can cause pain and incontinence. The remedy, however, has put many women in worse shape ... Read More

Women file lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh

Lisa Smith of Melbourne, Fla., says the mesh device implanted in her vagina to help with a common condition known as pelvic organ prolapse felt like barbed wire. Even now that it has been removed, the pain lingers. Smith is one of about 300 women in 34 states who have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices. The surgical mesh is designed to repair pelvic floor disorders, conditions that affect an estimated 30 to 50 percent of women older than 50. In pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic muscles and tissues such as the bladder, the top of the ... Read More