The new study confirms what many have suspected since the first lawsuits relating to the horrific effects of transvaginal mesh kit implants were filed. The mesh kit offers no benefits to patients when used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair. The study was published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal.
It’s interesting to note that the study was called to a halt at the three year mark, due to the frequent occurrence of serious injuries that cropped up after a transvaginal mesh implant. The study followed 65 women. Thirty-three underwent POP surgery and 32 had traditional vaginal prolapse surgery, which uses a woman’s own body tissues to create a supportive sling.
Statistics kept by the researchers of that aborted study showed that in 15.6 percent of the cases, the mesh eroded in the vagina, resulting in yet another surgery to repair their recurring prolapse issues. Those who had traditional surgery did not require another operation.
If you have been adversely affected by a transvaginal mesh implant, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer on how to proceed with a medical malpractice, defective medical device lawsuit. There are currently more than 30,000 women in the U.S. suing vaginal mesh manufacturers for negligence.