Decreased Use of Transvaginal Mesh for POP Treatment

A recent survey shows that specialists have decreased their use of travsvaginal mesh (TVM) for the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

In July 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that TVM products put patients at a higher risk of developing adverse effects from the procedure. The FDA continued to say that “…serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare.”

Earlier this month the American Urogynecologic Society held its 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. At the event, a team headed up by Catherine Matthews, MD, from the Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill presented the results of a November 2011 survey for surgeons. This survey’s purpose was to determine whether practitioners were heeding the TVM warning issued by the FDA just months before.

The survey revealed that almost one-fourth of the 281 specialists surveyed were observing the FDA warning by decreasing the use of vaginal mesh to correct POP cases.

Because of the potentially dangerous effects of TVM procedures, at Borchardt Law Firm, LLP we see the results of this survey as extremely positive. Thousands of women are currently suffering pain because of complications with this all too often faulty procedure. It’s exciting to see tangible results of doctors moving away from mesh solutions.

At Borchardt Law Firm, we wish for no family to ever experience frustration of pain due to defective medical devices. Our firm has the experience and the drive necessary to continue ensure protection for future generations of Texans. If you or a loved one has ever suffered from a related misfortune and feel you were not properly warned about the potential risks, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer to discuss any legal compensation you might be entitled to. Borchardt Law Firm represents clients throughout the state of Texas; feel free to give us a call.

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