Posts Tagged ‘ mesh removal ’

Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

“Estelle Tasz, 38, sat on the plane heading to St. Louis for her second pelvic mesh removal in as many months. She had surgery one month earlier at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for removal of her transvaginal mesh, a TVT retropubic sling made by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). However, one hour after
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Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound “Sees” Mesh

Jul 8th, 2014 | By
Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound “Sees” Mesh

“I have removed more than 900 mesh for complications in the last 5-6 years. Tranaslabial ultrasound is an important adjuvant to the diagnosis and treatment of this patients.” Those are the words of the leading mesh removal surgeon in the world, Dr. Shlomo Raz, MD in an exchange with Mesh News Desk. The Professor of Urology
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Open Letter to Insurers Concerning Mesh Injuries

May 19th, 2014 | By
Open Letter to Insurers Concerning Mesh Injuries

Often readers of Mesh News Desk find it impossible to have their insurance companies understand the importance  of having a referral to a mesh specialist, not just your corner gynecologist who may or may not understand the crisis that is currently underway.   As there is more and more awakening to mesh dangers and dcomplications,
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Transvaginal Mesh Warnings to be Strengthened in Scotland at the Urging of Mesh-Injured

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
Transvaginal Mesh Warnings to be Strengthened in Scotland at the Urging of Mesh-Injured

Scotland is making changes in the way the public is warned about transvaginal mesh. The Scottish Parliament set up a transvaginal mesh working group in May 2013. Last week the TVM working group met with the Minister for Health and Well Being. Scotland’s Health Minister Alex Neil has ordered the National Health Service to warn
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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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Bard Opening Arguments in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case

Jul 9th, 2013 | By
Bard Opening Arguments in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case

July 9, 2013 ~“Our job together is to figure out the facts. Trust is a sacred and powerful thing. Although a corporation may be doing good work, if you find they failed in warning, making and manufacturing this device, you must hold them accountable.” That was the opening statement from attorney Henry Garrard who represents
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Carpenter v. American Medical Systems Trial Delayed

May 8th, 2013 | By
Carpenter v. American Medical Systems Trial Delayed

May 8, 2013 ~ The trial of Marion Carpenter v. American Medical Systems which was scheduled to begin in San Bernardino California, May 13th, has been delayed until January or February of 2014. Attorney Stewart Albertson tells MDND that decision was made by both sides appearing before Judge Bryan F. Foster, in the San Bernardino
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Day 8: Linda Gross v Ethicon, Prolift Launched Under FDA Radar

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Day 8: Linda Gross v Ethicon, Prolift Launched Under FDA Radar

January 22, 2013 ~ Much thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to the live court proceedings and graphics shown to the jury. The Prolift surgical mesh did not undergo any FDA approval before it was marketed in March 2005. Last June Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson announced it was removing Prolift and
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Day Two Ethicon Trial: What J&J Knew About Transvaginal Mesh and When

Jan 13th, 2013 | By
Day Two Ethicon Trial: What J&J  Knew About Transvaginal Mesh and When

January 12~ 2012 Thanks to Courtroom View Network for providing a live feed to MDND. Day two of Linda Gross v Ethicon trial in an Atlantic City court brought an Ethicon engineer to the stand who was presented with a mountain of internal company documents intended to show how safety and efficacy of the Prolift
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Beverly Martiniano Wants to Give Thanks After Mesh Removal

Dec 7th, 2012 | By
Beverly Martiniano Wants to Give Thanks After Mesh Removal

December 7, 2012 ~  Beverly Martiniano talked to MDND earlier this year about her encounter with synthetic transvaginal mesh. Back then she was waiting until October when she would turn 65 and qualify for Medicare and mesh removal after suffering mesh complications. Well that happened and she enthusiastically wants to talk about her surgery in
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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.