Pelvic and hernia mesh patients will confront politicians and bureaucrats in April over the medical device industry

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated March 26 2019 - 3:04am, first published March 6 2019 - 3:00am
Abandoned: A Hunter woman who was implanted with pelvic mesh in 2008, aged 22. Consumer health groups say a "perfect storm of systemic failures" have left pelvic mesh and hernia mesh patients to deal with the consequences of mesh surgery. Picture: Marina Neil.

A "perfect storm of systemic failures" has left an unknown number of pelvic and hernia mesh surgery patients with severe complications that confirm the need for urgent health system reforms, including how medical devices are approved for use in Australia, a study has found only months after a global investigation concluded device approval processes can put patients' lives at risk.

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