Patient Profiles

Trial News: J&J TVT-O Mesh Found Defective

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Trial News:   J&J TVT-O Mesh Found Defective

BREAKING NEWS !! The trial of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon concluded April 3, 2014, just before 6pm central time with the jury returning a verdict that the TVT-O mesh implanted in Batiste was defectively designed. That was the central count to this product liability trial.  The jury awarded her $1.2 million. This marks the second
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Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Jan 6th, 2014 | By
Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) where the bladder, vagina, uterus or colon fall through the vaginal opening due to
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Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removed in States

Nov 20th, 2013 | By
Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removed in States

Jacqui Scott is making headlines in New Zealand. The Napier resident has been the subject of a column by Kerre McIvor of the New Zealand Herald, as well as a feature article in New Zealand Women’s Weekly. The November 3 Herald article, entitled “Rape victim may yet get justice,” reports that Scott’s ordeal began in
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The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle

Oct 16th, 2013 | By
The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle

The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle October 4, 2013 By Aaron Leigh Horton *Editors Note- Vance is at UCLA at this writing and planning surgery with Dr. Raz on Friday, October 18,2013! Navigating through a violent Texas rainstorm in August was not how I pictured the moments leading up to my very
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THE FACES OF MESH: A Fairy Tale and a True Story – An Update on Linda Kilpatrick

Sep 18th, 2013 | By
THE FACES OF MESH: A Fairy Tale and a True Story – An Update on Linda Kilpatrick

by Aaron Leigh Horton A note from the author: Before the publishing of this story, but after its writing, I received a letter from Linda Kilpatrick.  I’m still not exactly sure why, but I cried from a deep place in my gut for an hour after reading it.  I called my husband and my mom
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When Family Members Suffer – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Jul 25th, 2013 | By
When Family Members Suffer  – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Your Call to be a Mesh Warrior July 21, 2013,   by Aaron Leigh Horton,   themeshwarrior@gmail.com For many of us, family members of those implanted with transvaginal mesh, life is now largely about watching someone we love writhe in unendurable pain for days on end, staying up nights kissing foreheads, caressing locks of hair, whispering prayers
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Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

May 3rd, 2013 | By
Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

May 3, 2013~  “My name is Cherie Storozinski. I am 50 years old and live in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. I am a victim of transvagnial mesh.” That’s how Cherie started her email to MDND. Cherie, 50, had a wonderful life in rural Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband, Curt, live on 20 acres and run
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Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

Dec 31st, 2012 | By
Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

 December 31, 2012 ~ “I had originally had my surgery scheduled December 2010. I cancelled it because on the internet I saw 1,900 mesh complication complaints”~ Hope Pagano. Hope Pagano, 49, got scared when she saw those reports. The Long Island mortgage broker with a thick New York accent was not going to have her
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Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

Nov 25th, 2012 | By
Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in 2011.  The story is here. One week later, Buchanan would be going
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Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left severely damaged as a result of an implantable ‘sling’ operation to treat problems
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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.