Archive for May, 2012
The FDA’s safety alert on mesh products used to repair pelvic muscles in women calls into question the agency’s efficacy. If a medical product causes severe and life-altering complications in patients – such as excessive bleeding, debilitating pain, infection and organ damage, among others – isn’t it the FDA’s responsibility to find that out beforethe product is released for general use. But vaginal mesh kits have been manufactured and sold for nearly two decades, and only now has the FDA put two and two together to see that the product never should have been approved. As a result, women, with the aide of pelvic mesh lawyers, are taking action to recover losses suffered as a result of the dangerous product. Surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse repair was approved without any pre-market testing because of its similarity to surgical mesh used for abdominal muscle repair. The mesh is still used successfully in that application, and what this example shows is that testing is always essential. U.S. citizens depend on the FDA to do its job, and trust that FDA-approved products are actually safe. Clearly that is not always the case. Read more at www.pelvicmeshlawyers.com.