Transvaginal mesh is one of the most popular ways of treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It is a fibrous, net-like material which is used to support the pelvic and bladder tissues that get weakened due to age and child birth. It is similar to other surgical mesh implants used for repairing the hernia.
As it is similar to other types of surgical mesh, the transvaginal meshes were approved under the FDA 510(k). The procedure did not require any clinical testing. Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Victims of transvaginal mesh implantation who have endured debilitating side effects today urged all women who have had the procedure or corrective surgery and suffer severe problems to come forward before the manufacturers responsible for the device slam the door on future claims.
“No amount of money in the world can make up for the years of pain inflicted by these devices, but a fair settlement would at least allow these women to pay their bills and get Read more
From Mesh Medical Device News Desk – a resource for news and information on this dark chapter in women’s health.
It appears women are the recipients of many sketchy medical devices that bypass any safety checks we assume are being conducted by the Food and Drug Administration before entering the market.
That is a faulty assumption. If you are to be implanted with a medical device in the U.S. first ask- Was it approved under the FDA’s antiquated safety loophole- the 510(k)? If so, Read more