Mesh Lawsuit Victor, Christine Scott Establishes ‘Mesh Gone Wrong’ Website

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Feature

She is the first woman to have successfully sued a surgical mesh manufacturer.

Last month, Christine Scott, 53, and her husband were awarded $5.5 million by a Bakersfield, California jury for the injuries she suffered after being implanted with a synthetic vaginal mesh. The manufacturer, C.R. Bard announced immediately it would sue.

The jury determined the doctor who implanted the mesh should be responsible for 40 percent of the award.

See the background story on MDND here.

Scott was implanted with transvaginal mesh, the Bard Avaulta Plus,  to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence on January 9, 2008. Since then she has endured eight surgeries; she experiences daily pain, mesh erosion in the vagina and rectum, fecal incontinence, nerve damage and depression, among other complications.

A former runner, Scott says her fitness, her health and her marital relations have been ruined by mesh. The television story broadcast by KGET-TV Bakersfield shows how excited Scott was for the case to finally be over, not as much for the verdict, but because she “can finally get the word out.”

She says the hardest part during the four years it took to go to trial was keeping quiet and watching other women be hurt. Scott was represented by attorney  Gene Lorenz of Bakersfield in California state court.

“The absolute worst decision I have ever made was having the transvaginal mesh procedure done for stress urinary incontinence. That decision has left me scarred and dealing with invariable pain for the rest of my life.

“I strongly encourage any woman considering this procedure to fully research every option and give other treatments deep consideration.

“Throughout Mesh Gone Wrong, a plethora of information can be found for anybody looking for a place to start — even my own personal account with transvaginal mesh.

God Bless,

Christine Scott

Here is the Mesh Gone Wrong home page
http://www.meshgonewrong.com/

TV story KGET- TV Bakersfield
http://www.meshgonewrong.com/Transvaginal-Mesh/News-Links.html

 

 

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3 Comments to “Mesh Lawsuit Victor, Christine Scott Establishes ‘Mesh Gone Wrong’ Website”

  1. linda wilcox says:

    I have just discovered your website. Thank you in advance for the information. I have been in bed for three years due to the mesh implanted into me for support. I had pelvic organ prolapse reconstructive surgery in feb 2011. This surgery and mesh has left me truly handicapped. I am planning on surgery soon to take the mesh out. Most
    Doctors I have visited say one and only one thing….there is no way to know if they can get it out or part of it out and what kind of damage they will be required to do to my body to remove the remnants of plastic my body is rejecting. I wake up every morning still in shock that this has happened and wondering what possessed the people in charge of selling this after they were informed about the complications, Even more shocking is to think tthat I am little more to them than a human guiene pig. If this big corporation gets away with this….then we have lost the meaning of law and order. This is a big deal. What the jurors decide will forever be remembered. lcw

    • Jane Akre says:

      Linda your words are powerful. When patients trust their doctors and are steered wrong, it is made worse when that surgeon does not acknowledge the harm he/she has done. To offer no remedies is unconscionable. Many who write here say that the translabial ultrasound is the only machine that can detect mesh, yet most docs don’t know this. Dr. Raz at UCLA is generally able to remove mesh and has done so on cases most considered impossible. This is for transvaginal placement, that I’m aware of. Anyone else?

  2. Susanne Gray says:

    Christine, hi my name is Susanne Gray and I had a mesh implant in 1999 by a Doctor there in Kern County and at my postop appointment Dr. Syed Rizvi my doctor told me that I was one of the 1st patients t ever have this implant. At that appointment he told me that My surgery had failed at that the mesh had fell or tore. I was devastated because not only had he not told me that he was putting this “Thing” in me but now it had failed. I was upset but thought maybe everything would be ok. Not long after he went on “sabbatical” he called it and would no longer be practicing. After years of much pain, no sexual intercourse, losing my career, my husband and finally my home I finally today went to a doctor here in Florida and he told me it was porcine. Well an MRI I had done last week clearly shows that I do indeed have a mesh. I am so angry that no one has listened to me that Dr. Rizvi wont even answer my calls but now I finally have the proof I need to have something done. I have an attorney and I want this taken all the way to the top. Ive been sick for years. I need help can you give me any advice. !st Mesh Implant patient ever!!!!!!!!susieq572@live.com Susanne Gray

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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.