Posts Tagged ‘ minimally invasive ’

MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

Dec 19th, 2013 | By
MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

The name of Dr. Dionysios Veronikis St. Louis is one that is increasingly heard among mesh-injured women.  Dr. Veronikis tells Mesh News Desk (MND) he now spends half of his time doing mesh removal surgeries, also known as explants, and although he still uses synthetic mesh on rare occasions, his surgical skills allow him to
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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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Teapapers: Fascial Sling Procedure

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Teapapers: Fascial Sling Procedure

April 22, 2013 ~  Our patient advocate Linda K. has just written about her operation at UCLA to have a sling implanted made from her own body muscle. See her Three Part Series here. Often women must return multiple times to have consultation, mesh removal surgery, reconstruction and sometimes a new sling implanted made from
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Day Three: Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Her Injuries From Mesh

Jan 14th, 2013 | By
Day Three: Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Her Injuries From Mesh

January 14, 2013 ~ During day three of the trial that’s put the spotlight on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its transvaginal mesh, Prolift, the primary care doctor for patient Linda Gross  outlined the countless procedures she has faced to remove synthetic mesh that continues to cause crippling pain. MDND thanks Courtroom View Network for
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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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Polypropylene Plastic and Medical Devices

Sep 27th, 2012 | By
Polypropylene Plastic and Medical Devices

September 27, 2012 ~ “Plastics”  said the man to a young Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film, “The Graduate.” Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you – just one word. Ben: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Ben: Yes I am. Mr. McGuire: ‘Plastics.’ Ben: Exactly how do you mean?
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Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 – Editors Note: I attended the Food and Drug Administration expert panel convened on September 8 & 9, 2011 to listen to patients and industry as well as surgeons who use pelvic mesh to treat incontinence and pelvic floor weakness in women and hernias in men. All of the injured patients were
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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.