Your Turn

Your Turn: After the Ethicon decision

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

This woman who will go unnamed has written her thoughts about the Charleston decision regarding the TVT implant and the judge’s decision to cut short a jury decision and to make the decision on his own.   She admits she was frustrated and it was 3 am but she felt better afterward.  As the only reporter
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Medical Discounts for Flights Offered by Delta

Feb 7th, 2014 | By
Medical Discounts for Flights Offered by Delta

A Mesh Sufferer needed to fly to have a removal surgery… this is what she was told by the friendly folks at Delta Airlines. It may apply to other airlines as well…   ” I didn’t know about it either, found out by accident. I was trying to make reservations for my next surgery with
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Countdown: The Mesh Warrior’s Campaign to Fund Transvaginal Mesh Surgeries

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
Countdown: The Mesh Warrior’s Campaign to Fund Transvaginal Mesh Surgeries

Mesh New Desk is friends with contributor, Aaron Horton, The Mesh Warrior, so named because she advocates on behalf of women injured by transvaginal mesh. Her mother is among them. Last July,  Aaron wrote a heartfelt essay on living with a mother in desperate need of removal surgery after multiple mesh complications and her wait
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We the People Petition: Put a stop to the use of TVT Slings

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
We the People Petition:   Put a stop to the use of TVT Slings

TVT-NO has started a petition but you have to act Fast!! The petition asks you to sign on if you want to stop the use of the TVT Slings until they can be proven safe which would include a review of the chemical components they are made of. It will go to the White House
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Your Turn: Blocking the Pain

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
Your Turn: Blocking the Pain

A woman known to Mesh News Desk (MND) who wishes to remain anonymous because she is involved in litigation has these thoughts on blocking nerve pain. MND does not give out legal or medical recommendations so we rely on others who have had experiences they want to share. This is not intended to substitute for
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Judy’s J&J Campaign

Oct 8th, 2013 | By
Judy’s J&J Campaign

The following campaign is initiated by “Judy” a mesh injured woman who is involved in litigation and cannot be identified. She has researched all of the products made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and there are many. Here are her words: Mesh Injured Friends ~ As many of you know Johnson & Johnson is the
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Deb C’s Top 10 Things to Know Before Mesh Surgery

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
Deb C’s Top 10 Things to Know Before Mesh Surgery

Deb C. has created Mesh Me Not, a website for women which is a valuable resource for information both before and after surgery.  Here is her Top 10 List… it was too good NOT to republish. Thank you Deb!  Please visit her site!~ Editor Mesh Me Not here.   What if I could go back
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Diane Would Like to Hear From Canadian Mesh Friends

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

This message from Diane Fichter goes out to all Canadian woman whose lives have been impacted by mesh.~ ja.   “This is going out to all my MESH friends! If anyone from CANADA has had “out-of-country” surgery and OUR Health health care has covered your surgery, PLEASE CONTACT ME PM!!!! I have a lead on
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Famous Mass Torts of the Past, the Story of Vioxx and its Billion Dollar Settlement

Aug 15th, 2013 | By
Famous Mass Torts of the Past, the Story of Vioxx and its Billion Dollar Settlement

A reader of MDND asks if there has ever been a Mass Tort litigation of the sort we are seeing with transvaginal mesh? She is referring to the 28,000 cases filed in the federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, as well as the thousands of cases filed in state courts around the country. The Vioxx
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A Wish List for Doctors, Lawyers and Patients

Aug 8th, 2013 | By
A Wish List for Doctors, Lawyers and Patients

A woman who prefers to remain anonymous has a list of questions to consider. Doctors are invited to weigh in on the medical questions. Lawyers ditto! 1.  If patients have existing malformations   of abdominal organs is it appropriate to surgically implant a mesh that may   become invasive and cause potentially more damaging problems for them?
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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.