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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Study Comparing Outcomes in Prolapse Repair with Surgical Mesh or Native Tissue
Date:5/10/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

With transvaginal mesh lawsuits mounting in courts around the country, a new study is raising additional concerns about the risks and benefits associated with the use of surgical mesh implants in pelvic organ prolapse repair, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The study, which was reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, found that patient satisfaction and cure rates were similar regardless of whether mesh or native tissue was used. However, subjects treated with mesh reported more complications without experiencing benefits beyond what was seen in patients who underwent native tissue repair. Among other things, enrollment in the study was halted due to a mesh erosion rate that exceeded 15%.*

“We are representing numerous women who have allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, including mesh erosion into vaginal tissue. This study further confirms that transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse with surgical mesh may carry substantial risks compared to alternate procedures,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently representing hundreds of women in mesh implant lawsuits who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh products marketed by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific, Inc., C.R. Bard and Ethicon, Inc.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Transvaginal mesh has been the subject of growing safety concerns since October 2008, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that it had received more than 1,000 reports of serious transvaginal mesh side effects over a three year period. In July 2011, the FDA warned that there had been a five-fold
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