Newsclip®: [Health] Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants - Houston Chronicle

"In the latest legal actions over the problem-prone devices, Attorneys General Bob Ferguson of Washington and Kamala Harris of California accused the New Jersey-based health care giant of neglecting to tell patients and doctors about the risks and occurrences of dire, sometimes irreversible complications. After three years of pain, itching and urinary tract infections, Hankins underwent three surgeries related to removing the mesh, but she still has some of it in her body, and her incontinence has only gotten worse, forcing her to sometimes leave work after accidents. The plastic mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that involves organs such as the bladder, bowel and uterus shifting, often after childbirth, a hysterectomy or menopause. The use of implantable mesh is often the preferred option to treat certain female pelvic conditions, including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, and is backed by years of clinical research. Ethicon is",

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