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FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent

Mar 29th, 2013 | By
FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent

March 29, 2013 ~ In September 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration convened a panel of experts to try and get a handle on the concerning number of complications the agency was receiving about surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP)  and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  The experts  suggested that because of the
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Mesh Lawsuits Filed: Ten-Thousand and Growing

Oct 17th, 2012 | By
Mesh Lawsuits Filed: Ten-Thousand and Growing

  October 17, 2012 ~ Court cases filed around the country naming six mesh makers currently number 10,000 and are growing, some at a rate of 100 new cases filed a week. MDND has added up the number of lawsuits pending in federal court consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) as well as those cases filed
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Deb C Suffering: Stress Incontinence Mesh Injuring Women Too

Oct 10th, 2012 | By
Deb C Suffering: Stress Incontinence Mesh Injuring Women Too

 February 3, 2012. That was the day that Deb Contestabile says her health took a downturn from which she has still not recovered. The 46-year-old mother of two boys led a predictable and comfortable life with her husband of almost 22 years who owns a machine shop. They have busy lives with the two boys
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“Mesh: Definitely risky for POP, but for SUI? Eh? It might be ok still, right?”

Oct 10th, 2012 | By
“Mesh: Definitely risky for POP, but for SUI? Eh? It might be ok still, right?”

by Deb Contestabile, October 2012 I was reading the FDA alert from July 2011, (yeah, I have strange hobbies lately) and this part gets me.  It says: “from Jan. 01, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2010, the FDA received 2,874 additional reports of complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP(Pelvic Organ Prolapse) and
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Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in ‘Attack Mode’ Over Mesh Complications

Sep 25th, 2012 | By
Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in ‘Attack Mode’ Over Mesh Complications

Sept 25, 2012 ~ A recent news release from an ObGyn in Minneapolis shows that at least he is on the offensive when it comes to mesh injuries. The doctor doesn’t let the facts get in the way. For some reason the doctor, an Ob/Gyn at Oakdale Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area
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C.R. Bard Loses $5.5 Million in Landmark Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Jul 24th, 2012 | By
C.R. Bard Loses $5.5 Million in Landmark Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

  July 24, 2012 ~ BREAKING NEWS! “Thank You God. We can finally get the word out to women.” Those are the words of Christine Scott, 53, a former runner who had a vaginal mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence in 2008. After that her health went downhill as the synthetic mesh eroded into
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The Patriot Ledger: Boston Scientific Faces Nearly 300 Mesh Implant Complication Lawsuits

May 29th, 2012 | By
The Patriot Ledger: Boston Scientific Faces Nearly 300 Mesh Implant Complication Lawsuits

May 29, 2012 ~ According to an article published in The Patriot Ledger, Boston Scientific was sued in Boston federal court May 2, by Sheila Roach of Modesto, California. She blames a mid-urethral sling implanted in May 2008 on injuries that followed including debilitating pain and infections which necessitated corrective surgery in 2010. Natick-based Boston
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Toronto: Globe and Mail on Risks of Surgical Meshes

May 8th, 2012 | By
Toronto: Globe and Mail on Risks of Surgical Meshes

The Toronto, Canada newspaper, The Globe and Mail, on May 7, Monday night published, “Time to discuss risks of surgical meshes.” These are embarrassing issues to discuss says newspaper columnist, Andre Picard, because they involve so-called “private parts.” Most reporters don’t usually write about organs that protrude through the vagina or urine leakage when one
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CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

Apr 18th, 2012 | By
CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

April 17, 2012 ~ CTV National News on Tuesday, April 17, ran a taped story of two women who are involved in a multimillion dollar class action lawsuit in Canada over vaginal mesh. The women are now disabled and unable to work as a result of being implanted with synthetic surgical mesh as a treatment
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Upcoming Miami Hearing on Transvaginal Mesh Litigation and Consolidation

Jan 12th, 2012 | By
Upcoming Miami Hearing on Transvaginal Mesh Litigation and Consolidation

JANUARY 12, 2012 ~ A growing number of women from around the country who are plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh litigation have a court date of Wednesday, January 26 in Miami. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)  is set to hear requests by plaintiff attorneys to have thousands of defective mesh lawsuits consolidated in the
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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.