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Catastrophically Injured Pudendal Nerve Damage from Pelvic Mesh: Is Your Attorney Seeking Adequate Compensation?

Sep 9th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 9, 2015 ~ Does your lawyer have a life care plan to take care of your present and future medical costs from a pelvic mesh implant?  The following is an article by Dr. Greg Vigna, JD and MD who can provide your lawyer with a realistic cost of your care for life to
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Updated Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh Trials Ahead, 83,000 Pelvic Mesh Cases Filed in One Court!

Sep 9th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 8, 2015 ~ After a long spring and summer that was supposed to encourage settlement to pelvic mesh litigation, there were few pelvic mesh trials scheduled. This fall should see a surge in the number of pelvic mesh trials, especially against Ethicon/ Johnson & Johnson. The healthcare giant indicates it wants to continue to
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Media Coverage Leaves Tainted Impression of Mesh Injury Surgeries and Medical Lien Companies

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By
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Deconstructing “The Lien Machine” MND, September 3, 2015 ~A recent series of Reuter’s articles takes a broad swipe at the industries that helps women find the resources they need to obtain mesh-removal surgeries. With 100,000 plaintiffs now joined in litigation against seven mesh manufacturers, removal of the polypropylene mesh implant may be the only avenue
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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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