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T he controversy surrounding vaginal mesh is a tale of greed and incompetence. That's something people seem to agree on. The question of whose greed and whose incompetence is where they begin to vehemently dis- agree. The truth may be somewhat elusive, obscured by accusations flying back and forth among plaintiffs' attorneys, medical device manufac- turers, the federal government, physicians and patients. Caught in the crossfire are the women who've become collateral damage — those who had pelvic meshes and slings implanted to treat either stress uri- nary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and who suffered 3 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh Why did the FDA ever approve a product that has injured thousands of women? There's plenty of blame to go around. Jim Burger Associate Editor © 2011 All rights reserved. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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