A new study shows that women implanted with vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a procedure that has fueled thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims, experienced similar cure rates after three years of follow-up compared to those treated without it.

According to an article published Sept. 6 online in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the research measuring vaginal mesh cure rates was also prematurely stopped because of a 15.6 percent mesh exposure rate. At three years of follow-up, three participants died and three others required revision surgery for complications (all in the mesh group). Women who had two-or three year Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification examinations were included in the study, while patients who required corrective surgeries for recurrent pelvic organ prolapse were not.

“There was no difference in three-year cure rates when comparing patients undergoing traditional vaginal mesh surgery without mesh with those undergoing vaginal colpopexy repair with mesh,” authors of the study concluded.

Study Fails to Note Rising Number of Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Claims

The research fails to note that approximately 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims against manufacturers including C.R. Bard Inc., Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific have been filed in the U.S. Many of these claims are pending in separate federal proceedings underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.

Among the allegations made in these proceedings, plaintiffs say the surgical material has the potential to cause complications associated with mesh erosion, which may include pain, infection and scarring. Women further allege manufacturers of the devices failed to warn about their risks to cause side effects.

Start the Process of Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

For more information about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, contact the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. Call the Firm to find out if you are eligible to receive compensation for the injuries you allegedly incurred as a result of vaginal mesh at (877) 779-1414.

Published September 16, 2013 by