November 23rd, 2011 | vaginal-mesh
New York, New York—November 23, 2011— Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, is alerting all women who’ve been implanted with vaginal mesh of a recent joint announcement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOC) and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS). Both organizations now recommend that treatment with vaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) be reserved only for high-risk patients for whom the benefits may justify the established risk of complications.
The first vaginal mesh FDA approval for a POP-repair product was in 2001, but no clinical trials were required at the time, and since then, reports of serious vaginal mesh complications have continued to increase. Erosion, bleeding, infections, organ perforation, urinary problems, and recurrence of POP have all been linked with vaginal mesh POP repair, with many requiring additional surgeries that may or may not correct the problems. In July 2011, the FDA issued a safety communication warning patients and physicians that complications with vaginal mesh were not rare, and that so far, vaginal mesh POP repair had not been found to be superior to traditional methods of repair.
The ACOC and the AUGS now recommend that doctors think twice before using vaginal mesh, and inform patients of the serious risks as well as of alternative types of repair. In addition, both organizations state there is an urgent need for a national registry that would track outcomes for all current and future vaginal mesh POP repair surgeries, to allow for continued audit and review. Finally, they make it clear that any new mesh products should be approved only when they can demonstrate their safety and efficacy through clinical trials.
Chaffin Luhana LLP has a long and successful history of protecting the rights of those affected by the serious side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana represent clients in high-profile cases in federal and state courts across the country and have recovered millions in compensation for injured consumers. Though unable to guarantee results, the firm has a distinguished track record of success and is highly committed to each case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a vaginal mesh injury related to vaginal mesh POP repair, contact Chaffin Luhana LLP for a free and confidential case review at 1-888-480-1123.
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