Posts Tagged ‘ Prolapse ’

Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound “Sees” Mesh

Jul 8th, 2014 | By
Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound “Sees” Mesh

“I have removed more than 900 mesh for complications in the last 5-6 years. Tranaslabial ultrasound is an important adjuvant to the diagnosis and treatment of this patients.” Those are the words of the leading mesh removal surgeon in the world, Dr. Shlomo Raz, MD in an exchange with Mesh News Desk. The Professor of Urology
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Endo Offers $830 Million to Settle 20K AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

Apr 30th, 2014 | By
Endo Offers $830 Million to Settle 20K AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

*This Just In* Late this afternoon, Endo Health Solutions announced it had reached an agreement with several law firms to settle in principle about 20,000 defective pelvic mesh lawsuits sold by its subsidiary American Medical Systems. Here is Endo’s news release.   Here is Exhibit A: Resolution Framework: http://www.motleyrice.com/files/medical-devices/exhibit_a.pdf MR press release about the settlement
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FDA: *IMPORTANT* How To Weigh in on Reclassifying Pelvic Mesh To High-Risk!

Apr 29th, 2014 | By
FDA: *IMPORTANT* How To Weigh in on Reclassifying Pelvic Mesh To High-Risk!

*NEW*  Readers of Mesh News Desk understand that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed  the polypropylene-based material onto the market to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence with very little scrutiny.  In fact, the 510(k) approval process is an approval to sell, and does not require safety and efficacy assurances. Now the agency is
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Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a subspecialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between 2006-2008.
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Dr. Twiss On Transvaginal Mesh, Removals, Concerns and Consent

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
Dr. Twiss On Transvaginal Mesh, Removals, Concerns and Consent

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a sub-specialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between 2006-2008.
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Breaking News! AMS Alleges “Scheme” to Profit from Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Oct 10th, 2013 | By
Breaking News! AMS Alleges “Scheme” to Profit from Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

A Mesh News Desk Exclusive ~ A hearing in federal court in West Virginia, Thursday, will determine whether American Medical Systems (AMS) can pursue allegations of what it calls a “scheme” to create fraudulent transvaginal mesh removal records for profit and to stack the deck against the mesh maker in ongoing federal litigation. The mesh
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Jury Seated in C.R. Bard Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Jul 8th, 2013 | By
Jury Seated in C.R. Bard Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

July 8, 2013~ Telling the courtroom that California would take three weeks to seat a jury, West Virginia U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin had a jury selected in just two hours in the first federal case naming a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh. C.R. Bard, maker of Avaulta meshes, is named as a defendant
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Op-Ed: Dr. Shezad Malik on Doctors and Transvaginal Mesh

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Op-Ed: Dr. Shezad Malik on Doctors and Transvaginal Mesh

Op-Ed: Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm http://www.shezadmalik.com/ Dr. Malik is a cardiologist and now an attorney in Dallas who heads his own law firm. He is board certified in internal medicine and was a practicing cardiologist for 10 years. In 2003 he decided to go to law school and has been practicing personal injury law
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Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

July 2, 2013 ~ Many of you may be aware that the entire pursuit of lawsuits against mesh manufacturers began two years ago this month with the issuance of a safety warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concerning transvaginal mesh. FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical
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The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases

May 7th, 2013 | By
The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases

Greetings from Nonie Wideman, a survivor of medical complications from Foreign Body Response (FBR) to synthetic medical mesh. I have spent over 15 years advocating for children and families, over twelve of them as a specialized care provider teaching coping and life skills.  I had to put into practice myself what I taught after a
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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.