This month's feature article:

Vaginal Mesh: Class Actions, Trials and Tribulations

More than 6 percent of people in first world countries have received an implantable medical device "for rebuilding body functions, achieving a better quality of life, or expanding longevity" and 1.7 million patients have been injured worldwide from 2005 to 2014. Nevertheless the innovations and continual improvements in medical devices mean that a majority of patients have received great benefit from these implants.

Up to 15% of women recipients of vaginal mesh experienced vaginal bleeding, discharge and vaginal discomfort resulting from the protrusion of the mesh through the overlying vaginal skin. An Australian class action against a major surgical supplier by over 800 women suffering from complications Read more...

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