Posts Tagged ‘ pain ’

Study: Symptom Resolution After Complications from Transvaginal Mesh

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

This research published in January is available for purchase for $59 from the publication.  Note the numbers of complications for mesh exposure, pain and dyspareunia.   Symptom Resolution After Operative Management of Complications From Transvaginal Mesh Crosby, Erin C. MD; Abernethy, Melinda MD, MPH; Berger, Mitchell B. MD, PhD; DeLancey, John O. MD; Fenner, Dee
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Transvaginal Mesh: Stories of Anger

Mar 18th, 2013 | By
Transvaginal Mesh: Stories of Anger

March 18, 2013, by Jane Akre ~ Recently a doctor commented about mesh-injured women by saying “These are angry women.” I was taken aback. You trust your doctor. The doctor sells you on a minimally invasive procedure that will “fix you right up.”  Some women were told nothing – no consultation, no discussion on complications,
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Some Thoughts on Mesh: Product Design & Development

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
Some Thoughts on Mesh: Product Design & Development

~March 1, 2013 I helped Adam Slater as an expert with what became Gross v Ethicon from early in 2009. My job was to help Mr. Slater make sure Ethicon had produced all its relevant documents. I have the qualifications to do that because I am a veteran researcher and have run product development for
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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 for the New Year

Dec 27th, 2012 | By
Hope for the New Year

December 27, 2012 ~ Our Patient Advocate Linda K.  – always at the keyboard even during the busy holiday season- wishes you all the best this time of year. She warns mesh doctors and sales reps are not going away and neither are your mesh symptoms of pain, erosion,  nerve damage, painful sex, infection, limited
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Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

November 28, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been updating pages on mesh used for hernia repair. Unlike transvaginal mesh, also made of plastic polypropylene, there is no Health Notification or Safety Warning on hernia mesh. That means there are no active lawsuits involving hernia mesh, but injuries are coming into
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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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Marriage and Mesh

Sep 21st, 2012 | By
Marriage and Mesh

September 21, 2012 ~ This question and concerns come up frequently…. how do men react to women undergoing extreme stress, pain, depression over their health after a mesh implant goes wrong.  Some do not do well – complications leave their toll on marriages causing them to breakup, families dissolve, women are often suspected of having
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Hernia Mesh Injured Patient Jim Shull Testifies on FDA’s Lax Oversite of Medical Devices

Feb 16th, 2012 | By
Hernia Mesh Injured Patient Jim Shull Testifies on FDA’s Lax Oversite of Medical Devices

February 15, 2012 ~ Testimony of James Shull U.S House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health My name is Jim Shull and I am from Browns Mills, New Jersey. I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak here today. My story goes back to 2005 when I was told
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Get the Mesh Out! Doctors React to Patients Following FDA’s July Warning about Surgical Mesh

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
Get the Mesh Out!  Doctors React to Patients Following FDA’s July Warning about Surgical Mesh

NOVEMBER 4, 2011 – Last July 13 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the most strongly warning notice yet about complications associated with surgical mesh – women listened. (see back story here). So did men with the same sort of polypropylene mesh for hernia repair as did women with mesh for stress incontinence.
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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.