Aog – What Every Woman Must Know about Transvaginal Mesh Implants

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Thousands of women around the country, who have suffered severe and chronic pain, infections and other complications from the use of transvaginal mesh implants, are speaking with transvaginal mesh defect lawyers to explore their legal options.  The worst part is that many of these women did not even need the transvaginal mesh implants, and could have been treated through noninvasive methods.

A vaginal mesh is a device that is used to treat several conditions like pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.  Transvaginal mesh devices have been around since the 1970s, when doctors began using mesh to hold a woman’s organs in place.   The uterus and other organs can shift from their location after pregnancy and delivery, causing the organs to protrude vaginally.  In the 1990s, doctors began implanting surgical mesh that was especially designed to prevent pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. More

Bill to Allow FDA to Block Medical Devices Linked to Safety Recalls

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A bill introduced by House Democrats this month, if passed, will allow federal regulators to block medical devices tied to safety recalls such as the transvaginal mesh implants that are manufactured by companies including C.R. Bard Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. According to a Bloomberg news report, the bill would close a loophole that allows medical devices to get the stamp of approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) even when they are similar to an unsafe product that has been already pulled from the market.