Research Findings to Support a Mesh Device Lawsuit

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September 10, 2015

Research Findings to Support a Mesh Device Lawsuit

If you had a mesh device implanted and experienced serious health complications, you may feel like your life is a mess. Besides the intense physical pain and suffering that you have endured, your cascading emotions probably leave you feeling like a bouncing Ping-Pong ball. Some days, you may shift from simmering anger to red-hot outrage that manufacturers did not fully inform you or your doctor about the severe risks of using these devices.

Study Results

You’ve started thinking about filing a mesh device lawsuit but wonder if this approach will simply add more strain to your life. You start to do some research and find the following study results about mesh devices to support your case:

  • A research trial from 2007 to 2009 found that 15.6% of women who had vaginal mesh procedures experienced serious health complications. The study findings, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, were based on the experiences of 65 women who underwent either transvaginal mesh surgery or colpopexy, which supports weakened muscles using the patient’s own ligaments. The study identified an increased risk of complications related to transvaginal mesh surgery, which was not more effective compared with more traditional surgery.
  • In November 2012, Louisiana researchers published study results that identified complications with vaginal mesh over other types of surgical repair for POP and SUI. These included extrusion of the mesh into the vagina and erosion of the mesh into the urinary tract. The researchers also concluded that these problems were generally more serious and required revision surgery more frequently than other surgical procedures for these issues.
  • In 2013, two studies published in OBG Management concluded that native tissue is better than transvaginal mesh for treatment of POP. Researchers from North Carolina found that vaginal mesh increased the risk for revision surgery within 5 years. Mayo Clinic researchers from Minnesota also concluded that native tissue repair was probably more effective for most women who needed a POP procedure.

As you read these study findings and turn up information about others, you feel encouraged that these facts would provide evidence in a mesh lawsuit. Then you start wondering about the next steps.

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