According to The New York Times, makers of surgical mesh are ordered to study its risks. An implantable surgical mesh is a medical device sometimes used to help treat urinary continence problems in women, such as pelvic organ prolapse. It provides support to muscles that are damaged or weakened.
While it has helped some patients, it has also caused harm to others. Some of the risks of having the implantable surgical mesh include:
failure (leading to additional surgery);
chronic pain; and
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been stepping up efforts to ensure implantable medical devices such as this are tested for safety. Currently, manufacturers of these types of products can market and sell them without first studying the risks.
Manufacturers of the surgical mesh will need to follow the health and recovery of patients who receive them for approximately 3 years. This will help confirm that the severity and frequency of complications is low enough to merit an FDA approval.
If you were injured by an implantable medical device or any other product, you should seek legal counsel. A New Jersey defective product attorney has the ability and skill to evaluate your case to see if you have a claim worth to pursue.
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