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Linda Batiste’s Legacy

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
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MND, August 31, 2015 ~ WHO WAS LINDA BATISTE? The story of Linda Batiste’s life and death is best told by her only biological child, James Clinton, who shared a home with his mother and helped her through her final months before she died of brain and stomach cancer on Saturday, August 8. Batiste, 65,
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How to Post an Adverse Event with the FDA

Aug 30th, 2015 | By
Pacemaker, Courtesy WikiCommons, Steven Fruitsmaak

MND, August 30, 2015 ~When you have a new car that develops a “safety” issue i.e. braking, steering, airbags, wiring, engine cooling, unintended acceleration etc, the auto dealer reports the problems to the manufacturer, who by law, must report the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration within five days. But when a patient
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Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

Aug 25th, 2015 | By
New Day segment King-TV, Seattle July 22, 2015

 MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA. “Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Lee”  was sponsored by Virginia Mason
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Edwards Pelvic Mesh Trial Delayed, Huskey Trial Verdict Will Stand, 200 J&J Cases Readied for Trial

Aug 20th, 2015 | By
Federal courthouse, Charleston, WV

MND, August 20, 2015 ~ There have been some new developments in Ethicon transvaginal mesh litigation.  The first news is that the upcoming trial of Edwards v. Ethicon (2:12-cv-09972) will not commence August 24 but is rescheduled for January 11, 2016. Tonya Edwards, 43, a Georgia resident, was implanted with a TVT-O by Dr. Harold
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Policy for Comments on Mesh News Desk

Aug 20th, 2015 | By
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MND, August 20, 2015 ~ The goal of this website, Mesh News Desk (Mesh Medical Device News Desk)  is to provide information to survivors of pelvic and hernia mesh and medical devices to create empowered patients about the dangers and pitfalls of mesh implants. Over the past six months or so, we’ve seen some blogging
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Dr. Walker Answers Your Questions About Pelvic Mesh

Aug 19th, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk, August 19, 2015~  MND editor, Jane Akre asked many of you on our Facebook page to pose questions to Dr. Christopher Walker, a urogynecologist located in Orlando,  Florida.   He is one of the new doctors around the country who is capable of addressing mesh explants (removals) with a minimum of harm
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Social Security Disability for the Mesh-Injured – What You Need to Know

Aug 15th, 2015 | By
Social Security image, CNN

Many Mesh News Desk readers find the complications they suffer as a result of their pelvic mesh or hernia mesh implant has left them unable to work.  This is no small matter but society provides a safety net in the form of Social Security, a federal program to help the retired, disabled, or children of
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Mesh Trial Pioneer Linda Batiste to be Laid to Rest

Aug 14th, 2015 | By
Linda Baptiste

MND, August 14, 2015 ~ A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, August 15 in Garland, Texas for mesh-injured  pioneer Linda Elizabeth Batiste.   Batiste died Saturday, August 8th. She had been suffering from cancer. Linda Batiste, 65, was the plaintiff in the first trial to win a jury award against Johnson & Johnson over her pelvic
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Pudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Mesh: Serious Injury – Serious Decisions

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
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August 9, 2015 ~ Greg Vigna, MD, JD, is both a doctor and a lawyer who is directing his expertise as a traumatic injury specialist now to pelvic mesh injuries. As a physician he specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation caring for patients with severe traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. He understands` the
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Keeton and the FDA Conspiracy Concerning Pelvic Mesh

Aug 3rd, 2015 | By
Lana Keeton, Spirit of Justice Statue Dec 2014

MND, August 3, 2015 ~ Lana Keeton seeks compensatory damages of $7 million and punitive damages of $21 million from J&J, the FDA, its lawyers and employees. This story is continued from Part One. She’s a tough talking Texan given to accolades to the above, “This is God’s purpose for me. He perfectly prepared me
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