FDA Ordering Risk Study for Implantable Surgical Mesh

January 12, 2012 – In a report from The New York Times, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the makers of implantable surgical mesh to study the risks of using the product.  Implantable surgical mesh is sometimes used to help women with urinary incontinence, which is often caused by pelvic organ prolapse; however, injuries have been linked to the use of this product, including pain, infection and other serious complications.  While there have been reports throughout the years of the risks involved with this type of medical device, in 2010 it was found that approximately 15% of patients who received the surgical mesh developed complications.  Furthermore, a study in 2010 also found that the benefits of the surgical mesh weren’t any better than a traditional surgical treatment, in which the vaginal wall is strengthened using the woman’s ligaments.  There has been an increase in the past year on the ordering of these types of studies, which unfortunately can come too late for patients who suffer injuries. If you were seriously injured by a defective product, you should consider filing an injury claim. Start by seeking assistance from a Brooklyn defective product lawyer who can determine if you have a legitimate case.

Contacting a Brooklyn Defective Product Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Brooklyn defective product lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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