EU Scientists Begin Vaginal Mesh Safety Investigation

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The European Commission has tasked a scientific committee with gauging whether the usefulness of surgical mesh in treating vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence outweighs the injury risks that have exposed U.S. device makers in recent years to substantial litigation.

The European Union’s executive branch asked its Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks to undertake a review of the cost-benefit analysis surrounding metallic or polymeric screens that have become increasingly prevalent as a surgical option for addressing stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse...
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