Because a good portion of the transvaginal lawsuits filed across America propose many of the same allegations against mesh manufacturers, a judicial panel assigned over twelve thousand cases to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Lawsuits have been grouped in MDLs involving comparable claims against common defendants in order to handle them more proficiently...
This article discusses the historical procedures in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Based on an article in Current Urology Reports titled Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Historical Perspective by Yanina Barbalat and Hari Tunuguntla (2012 13:256-261), it is clear that surgical treatments for this disorder have shown a radical evolution through the ages.
This article will discuss the early history of surgical techniques for women who suffered pelvic organ prolapse. An article from Current Urology Reports titled Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Historical Perspective by Ynina Barbalat and Hari Tunuguntla (2012 13:256-261) details the history and surgical procedures involved in pelvic organ prolapse.
A recent study published in the International Urogynecology Journal discussed the relative merits of repairing prolapses using synthetic vaginal mesh or xenografts (a tissue graft from a donor of a different species) vs. using the natural pelvic tissues in the repair. The question the study aimed to answer was whether natural tissue augmentation actually improved the outcome of pelvic organ prolapse repair or whether using synthetic mesh resulted in an improved outcome.
This article is the third part in a discussion regarding the current multidistrict litigation against the manufacturers of vaginal mesh. Literally thousands of women have suffered serious complications after receiving vaginal mesh implants in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.