Transvaginal Mesh Victims Ask Florida Attorney General to Make Issue a Priority
Two Florida women spoke out about the dangers of transvaginal mesh last week at a press conference that asked candidates for state Attorney General to weigh in on the issue, TampaBay.com reports.
According to an article published on October 2nd, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, George Sheldon was receptive a day earlier to the problems surrounding transvaginal mesh, and said that whoever lands the position “should be on the forefront” of the issue, since it affects so many women.
“I can’t walk around. I don’t leave my house,” said a 41-year old mother from Starke, who worked in logistics for Walmart. “My kids lost their mom.”
Her former coworker, a 53-year old from De Leon Springs, echoed her transvaginal mesh woes.
“People have died and wanted to die because of this pain,” she told Sheldon and his Republican opponent, Pam Bondi.
Consumer Group Repeatedly Asks for Action on Transvaginal Mesh
Jane Ekre, who serves as editor of the Mesh Medical Devices news desk, was also present at the press conference, and took the podium to say that the group Corporate Action Network sent multiple letters to officials throughout the U.S., asking them to take action in pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-classify the devices as “high risk.” They have received several responses from officials throughout the U.S., including attorney generals in California, Texas, Washington State and New York—but not Bondi.
“As a woman, we thought she would respond,” said Ekre, who added that the Corporate Action Network’s follow-ups to the Florida Attorney General’s Office went unanswered. “We “called twice and left messages, and never received a response from them.”
Bondi’s communications director defended her involvement in the issue, stating that she has been involved in executive committees leading investigation into C.R. Bard, Inc., Endo Health Solutions, Inc., Boston Scientific and the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon.
According to Sheldon, these four companies, as well as three others have been named in more than 100,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits. These cases were filed by women who allege chronic pain, mesh erosion, pain during sexual intercourse and other injuries that stem from use of the implants, which women were inadequately warned about their doctors and the device manufacturers.
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