Posts Tagged ‘ pelvic pain ’

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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Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

March 25, 2013~ First Coast News Jacksonville has just aired the latest mesh complication story at its Gannett station. See the story here. “The pain was severe enough that I couldn’t stay still on the bed.”  “It just became unbearable.  I went into seclusion from this.“ These are some of the comments from the four
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Pudendal and Other Nerve Damage – Posterior Femoral Cutaneous, Ileoinguinal and Obturator in the Transvaginal Mesh Patient

Mar 20th, 2013 | By
Pudendal and Other Nerve Damage – Posterior Femoral Cutaneous, Ileoinguinal and Obturator in the Transvaginal Mesh Patient

March 19, 2013 ~ The author of this article cannot be identified because she is involved in mesh-injury litigation. She is a registered nurse. Thank you for authoring this article. The transvaginal mesh (TVM) patient with pudendal nerve damage (PND) and/or other nerve damage may have some or many of these symptoms. The more symptoms
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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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Day 13: Linda Gross v. Ethicon How is She Coping Psychologically?

Jan 30th, 2013 | By
Day 13: Linda Gross v. Ethicon  How is She Coping Psychologically?

January 30, 2013 ~ On this half day of trial in the  Linda Gross v. Ethicon case being heard in an Atlantic City courtroom, psychiatrist Dr. Ronni Seltzer was on the stand. She conducted two evaluations of Linda Gross and determined the focus of her life, along with her husband Jeff, is pain that permeates
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Day 11: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Medical Director Signs off on Prolift

Jan 26th, 2013 | By
Day 11: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Medical Director Signs off on Prolift

January 26, 2013 ~ It was Day 11 in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial that brought Dr. Charlotte Owens, Worldwide Medical Affairs Director for Ethicon to the stand via videotaped deposition. Her story was remarkable for the safety and efficacy information that did not make it into the Clinical Expert Report. It was her
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Day 9 Linda Gross v. Ethicon, What Did Doctor Know Before Implanting Prolift?

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By
Day 9 Linda Gross v. Ethicon, What Did Doctor Know Before Implanting Prolift?

January 23, 2013 ~ Much thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to the live court proceedings and graphics shown to the jury. There was no live person on the stand on Day 9 on Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial. The proceedings began in the afternoon when the jury was shown a videotaped deposition of
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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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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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What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

Sep 19th, 2012 | By
What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

September 19, 2012 ~ Last January, after a five-fold increase in complications was noted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning synthetic mesh used in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the FDA ordered mesh makers to find out why. At the time, the unprecedented request was
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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.