The United States isn’t the only place where surgical mesh technology is used. New Zealand is mounting its own investigation into the dangers of the devices. Surgical meshes have been used in that country for two decades. Doctors are starting to speak out about it.
Online magazine Stuff reported on the situation. At least three parties in New Zealand are demanding for a registry of patients to be built who have had mesh surgeries so they can monitor them for complications and potential payouts. One woman reported to Stuff how her mesh surgery for stress incontinence has lead to lifelong complications.
Part of the problem, according to one gynecologist, is that there isn’t sufficient oversight into who gets meshes, nor enough warning about the dangers to patients. Installing a mesh and not having later complications is a tricky process. Some doctors just don’t have the experience or training to install them right, but they are still getting approvals to install them.
This is just further evidence that surgical meshes are not the way to go for long-term help with prolapses, incontinence, and other pelvic issues. The risks of internal scarring, lasting pain, and even infection are just too great. The cure is not worth the risks.
If you’ve received a surgical mesh surgery and are experiencing complications, act now. Contact John Foy & Associates for a consultation with one of our medical device injury attorneys. We can help you file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and any other necessary parties. Call today.