Archive for October 2011

Spokesmodel for Hip Replacement Sues Device Maker, J&J

Oct 31st, 2011 | By
Spokesmodel for Hip Replacement Sues Device Maker, J&J

OCTOBER 31, 2011 – She is a former gymnast turned spokesmodel for DePuy who has joined in a lawsuit against the device maker, Johnson & Johnson, after receiving a hip implant that’s left her in crippling pain. Share this:



Suffering in Silence: Jane Dowdall – Life After Prolapse Bladder Surgery with Synthetic Mesh

Oct 31st, 2011 | By
Suffering in Silence: Jane Dowdall – Life After Prolapse Bladder Surgery with Synthetic Mesh

Jane Dowdall, 55,  is from  Ontario, Canada and tells her own story of bladder prolapse repair and her life today. “In early 2009, I was referred to an Ob-Gyn for a bladder prolapse repair. During my pre-op appointment he explained that he would be using stitches for the repair, but since there was a good
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A Pelvic Organ Anatomy Lesson 101

Oct 28th, 2011 | By
A Pelvic Organ Anatomy Lesson 101

Pelvic Organ Prolapse is explained in this You Tube video (click here). The video clearly shows a 3-D animation of the female anatomy which is well done and preferable to some pelvic surgery videos currently on You Tube. Share this:



Three Lawsuits Join Hundreds

Oct 25th, 2011 | By

Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit Lawsuit Filed According to a story in About Lawsuits.com, a woman from Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific after she says she was injured and debilitated by the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit made by Boston Scientific. The woman, Minnie V. Mann, says in her complaint
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Designer Vaginal Surgery: Snip, Stitch, Kerching!, The Guardian, October 14, 2011

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
Designer Vaginal Surgery: Snip, Stitch, Kerching!, The Guardian, October 14, 2011

This story published in The Guardian really makes you wonder whether or not female genitalia is synonymous with pure cash. At a five-star golf resort outside Tucson Arizona, reporter Marie Myung- Ok Lee creates the picture of the one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures, improving female private parts. Share this:



Q & A

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
Q & A

I’m Jane Akre, the News Editor at Mesh / Medical Device News Desk and I’m here to help and to put a face on the devastating injuries that women and men report to the FDA. Really.  I have found this to be an extraordinary story ever since I did the Suffering in Silence series more
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Mesh / Medical Device News Desk

Oct 19th, 2011 | By
Mesh / Medical Device News Desk

Thanks for stopping by. Many years from now the public will probably look back and say “They put permanently implanted medical devices in people without any scientific review for safety? ” By then it may seem a perfectly normal question, but for now, Mesh/Medical Device News Desk (MDND) is devoted to telling the stories of
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As Lawsuits Amass So Do Solicitations

Oct 18th, 2011 | By
As Lawsuits Amass So Do Solicitations

by Jane Akre, OCTOBER 18, 2011 – Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its July 13th notification that complications from the implantation of surgical mesh in women are “not rare”, (see here) the mesh manufacturers were put on notice that women suffering in silence from the effects of synthetic surgical mesh would
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Latest Legal News – A Surge in Avaulta Claims May Consolidate

Oct 13th, 2011 | By
Latest Legal News – A Surge in Avaulta Claims May Consolidate

OCTOBER 13, 2011 – Hundreds of lawsuits against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, have been filed and the latest motion attempts to bring them into one mass case. Share this:



Money and Medical Devices – Not Even a Whistleblower Can Stand in the Way

Oct 13th, 2011 | By
Money and Medical Devices – Not Even a Whistleblower Can Stand in the Way

OCTOBER 12, 2011 – MassDevice (here) reports on the firing of Dr. Nalini Rajamannan, an associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University, who blew the whistle on a fellow physician for failing to obtain consent from patients before implanting an experimental medical device he invented. Share this:



We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.