SURGICAL MESH COMPLICATIONS | INJURED BY SURGICAL MESH, TAKE ACTION!
Truth in Medicine Incorporated is a patient advocacy organization which educates the public about the potential risks and complications from the implantation of synthetic surgical mesh into the human body. The organization also educates and supports patients who have already been harmed by surgical implantation of synthetic mesh.
Initiatives to Accomplish Our Mission: I. Congress will be asked to pass legislation to change All Surgical Consent Forms in regard to Medical Devices/Foreign Bodies when surgically implantation is necessary. The following would be a separate consent form provided to the patient 3 days prior to surgery: a. name of any/all medical devices/foreign bodies that are being implanted b. FDA approval process of the medical device/foreign body [the 510(k) Premarket Notification Process, where no human clinical trials are required, or Premarket Approval, where they actually do clinical trials]
c. if clinical trials were conducted, what the results of the clinical trials were
d. all known risks and complications
II. An adverse event report would be provided to each and every patient who has a medical device/foreign body surgically implanted with their discharge papers.
a. All information related to the medical device surgically implanted in the patient’s body will be on the adverse event report when given to patient. b. Patients would be alerted to be vigilant for any potential problems. Future medical treatment would be safer because of knowledge of implanted foreign bodies.
c. Complications could be immediately reported to the FDA by patients. Patients will control the flow of information, as opposed to the health system. III. Congress will be asked to create a Superfund to care for Medical/Surgical Mesh victims by imposing a tax against all pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceutical companies will be held responsible for the ongoing pollution of humans, just as the Chemical and Petroleum companies are held responsible for the pollution of the environment. Lana C. Keeton Founder and President Truth in Medicine Incorporated 901 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 3-423 Miami Beach, FL 33139