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Surgical Mesh Makers ordered by FDA to Study Risks

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

First federal case against transvaginal mesh manufacturer begins

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered medical device manufacturers to study safety complications with surgical mesh used in women's pelvic surgeries. In April an FDA report found that women who have the surgical mesh implanted are at greater risk of pain , bleeding and infection than women who have traditional surgery with stitches.

For more information visit the FDA website at:

http://http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/UroGynSurgicalMesh/default.htm

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Womens Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorne...

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