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Bard loses first vaginal mesh lawsuit and must pay $5.5 million in damages

Vaginal mesh manufacturer CR Bard Inc. has been ordered to pay damages of $5.5 million to a woman who was harmed by transvaginal mesh used to treat stress urinary incontinence. A jury found Bard negligent in its handling of the device, and concluded that the woman deserved the award because of the complications she has … Continue reading

Disabling complications with slings for managing female stress urinary incontinence

Ordorica, Rodriguez, Coste-Delvecchio, Hoffman, Lockhart 2008 The authors of this paper report an increase in the number of women being referred with disabling complications after conservative treatment for problems following sling surgery has failed.  Synthetic slings are currently the standard surgery for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  They have become popular because they do not … Continue reading