Many women in New York and throughout the nation suffer from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. To treat these problems, doctors implant transvaginal mesh products. However, reports continue to reveal that the mesh can be defective and cause harm to patients.
Women in Suffolk County who have transvaginal mesh implants will be interested in a Consumer Reports investigation revealing that, because of a loophole in the law, this type of surgical mesh was never tested before entering the market. Apparently, a regulatory loophole has allowed manufacturers to put the product out anyway. But if the mesh harms a patient, she may have grounds for a product liability or a medical malpractice claim.