Most Americans do not understand that the vast majority of medical devices 75-90% approved in the U.S. bypass any safety and efficacy review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). Because there is no post-market registry in the U.S. either, we hear about these "adverse events" AFTER they occur from the mouths of those who are injured, many permanently. They and their families will never be the same. Some of these injuries are fatal.
Mesh patient, Jaye Lee tells the story simply with this wonder wall of mesh injured men and women. From both transvaginal, hernia an abdominal placement of polypropylene mesh, petroleum-based byproduct - here are the faces of "adverse events." That's why we are here.
Thank you for the graphic, Jaye Lee!
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Jane Akre, Editor
Dr. D. Veronikis is a St. Louis urogynecologist who is sought after internationally to remove polypropylene pelvic mesh and repair the damage it causes.
Christian Twiss, MD is a surgeon at the University of Arizona's Department of Surgery, division of urology. His urogynecology practice is increasingly turning to pelvic mesh-removal surgeries.
Your big-screen television and new car come with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life?