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British health organizations see need for more guidance on transvaginal mesh

December 12th, 2012

The British Department of Health, National Health Services (NHS) and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have called for better guidance and support for surgeons conducted transvaginal mesh surgeries. The organizations have cited the increasing number of transvaginal mesh side effects related to surgeries as a need for more support for the surgeons installing the surgical mesh devices.

The NHS and MHRA’s proposal includes a medical registry that would allow surgeons to track the outcomes of transvaginal mesh surgeries to better understand their efficacy and the potential side effects of transvaginal mesh. Many doctors say they don’t have enough information on the long-term outcomes of surgical mesh surgeries.

Transvaginal mesh has come under fire after thousands of women alleged that their mesh devices failed and led to debilitating side effects, including tissue damage, severe pain and limited mobility. Mesh manufacturers could face thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits after issuing recalls earlier this year.

 

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