Posts Tagged ‘ mesh ’

Mesh Down Under: Litigation in New Zealand Heats Up

Apr 7th, 2014 | By
Mesh Down Under: Litigation in New Zealand Heats Up

Mesh Down Under by CARMEL BERRY 5 April 2014 With the plethora of on-line petitions making their way onto social networking pages it seems astonishing that Charlotte Korte and I – two everyday Kiwi women have managed to have our petition accepted by the House of Representatives and passed to the Health Select Committee. We
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Number of Websites Addressing Mesh Pain & Info Explodes Globally

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when the issue of polypropylene mesh used for surgery was known by a few people. Truth in Medicine was probably the first website devoted to mesh injuries. Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) came along in the summer of 2011. Today there has been
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Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Jan 28th, 2014 | By
Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Writer and researcher Noni Wideman has been at it again, uncovering the links to many autoimmune diseases that seem to plague mesh-implanted persons. This  does not mean there is a cause-effect but certainly there is a correlation seen with many of these diseases cropping up among those who have had mesh implanted to treat prolapse,
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Richard Howden on a Cash Settlement Award Following Mesh Litigation? It didn’t happen for him.

Jan 26th, 2014 | By
Richard Howden on a Cash Settlement Award Following Mesh Litigation? It didn’t happen for him.

My name is Richard Howden. I got a Hernia while working in November of 2006. It was not much of a Hernia as Hernia’s go. It was a Right Inguinal which is quite common. The worker’s compensation insurance sent me to a local general surgeon who determined I had a hernia and I was scheduled
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SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

By Aaron Leigh Horton According Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA, the leading expert for 100% removal of transvaginal mesh from the body, “I think that more than 1 million patients [have polypropylene mesh implanted]! The companies have reported insertion of 250,000 implants per year!  This number is an estimate of the worldwide use of mesh.”
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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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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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What I Wish I’d Known Before Mesh

Jun 11th, 2013 | By
What I Wish I’d Known Before Mesh

June 11, 2013 ~This anonymous poster would like to share what she has learned since her mesh implant four years ago. “I have been a “meshie” for over 4 years. I’ve had surgeries in the teens one lasting over 7 hours. I have spoken with so many women who are suffering the consequences of greed
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Survey: Transvaginal Mesh Advertising Frightens Patients

May 28th, 2013 | By
Survey: Transvaginal Mesh Advertising Frightens Patients

May 28, 2013 ~ Medscape Medical News reports that all of those ads you see on television warning about the complications from transvaginal mesh are worrying women and raising a red flag about whether it is a viable option, but not scaring them away.  Story is here. Women from two urology and urogynecolocy clinics were
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Fishing for Clients

Dec 15th, 2012 | By

December 15, 2012~ It’s unfortunate…. women and men injured by mesh and medical devices receive will sorts of solicitations online.  Some claim to be the Watchdog of America, on your side, and  fighting for justice… Beware, many are legal referral services.   Basically they take your email after you pour your heart out to them and
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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.