The findings of a new transvaginal mesh safety study published May 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) support previous studies and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings that mesh devices used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) pose a higher risk of injury than conventional surgical repairs. The study’s authors also say that the medical community knows little about the special safety risks and long-term effectiveness of the devices, even though more than 225,000 women are implanted with them every year in the United States. The statement underscores the claim of many plaintiffs and other ... Read More
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