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Robin Eckholt sits with her cat Chewy in the common area of her Milwaukie apartment.

Robin Eckholt sits with her cat Chewy in the common area of her Milwaukie apartment.

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  • We hear from Robin Eckholt, a woman who has been dealing with debilitating injuries in the decade that followed her trans-vaginal mesh surgery to treat her pelvic collapse. Surgical mesh and the lawsuits surrounding them were recently the subject of a “60 Minutes” piece and have been the subject of international news coverage for some time. We also talk with a gynecologic surgeon not connected with Eckholt’s case, Richard Rosenfield, who describes the conditions under which this kind of mesh is implanted and what he sees as the standard of care in his practice and in the industry more broadly.

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