Posts Tagged ‘ urogynecology ’

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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C.R. Bard Wants $14k from Linda Rizzo Over Dismissed Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Oct 17th, 2013 | By
C.R. Bard Wants $14k from Linda Rizzo Over Dismissed Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Mesh maker C.R. Bard, of Murray Hill, N.J., wants  to recoup its legal costs in preparing to defend itself in the recently dismissed Bard Avaulta Plus lawsuit filed by Linda and Ronald Rizzo. Rizzo dismissed the case without prejudice September 13 after experiencing some problems with an expert witness. The case was dismissed 25 days
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In C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Federal Trial Tempers Flare

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

With more than 27,000 cases naming six transvaginal mesh makers consolidated in a Charleston, West Virginia federal courtroom, the Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard is the first to go to trial. The first Cisson trial, which began July 8, ended in a mistrial two days later. Drugwatch reports on the second day of testimony in
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Q&A: Dr. Anthony Visco, AUGS President

Mar 31st, 2013 | By
Q&A: Dr. Anthony Visco, AUGS President

April 3, 2013 ~ Dr. Anthony Visco is Chief of Urogynecology at Duke Univ. Medical Center and President of AUGS.  The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) was founded in 1979 and is a professional organization of 1,400 physicians and allied health professionals who care for women with pelvic floor disorders, specifically pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and
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Urogyn Society Opposes Restrictions on Surgical Uses of Mesh

Mar 26th, 2013 | By
Urogyn Society Opposes Restrictions on Surgical Uses of Mesh

March 26, 2013~  Today, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) issued a position statement strongly opposing restrictions that ban surgical options for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), including transvaginal surgical mesh cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The AUGS position states that it is essential for patients and their
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Gross v Ethicon: Day 6 Expert Says Company Failed to Warn Doctors

Jan 17th, 2013 | By
Gross v Ethicon: Day 6 Expert Says Company Failed to Warn Doctors

January 17, 2013 ~ Thanks goes out to Courtroom View Network for access to the first Ethicon New Jersey mesh trial.   A defective product case can include defective warnings, the focus of today’s testimony. The case is expected to continue for at least one month. There are close to 2,000 other plaintiffs in this jurisdiction
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Suffering in Silence: Athlete Pat Buchanan Faces Her Biggest Competitor Yet

Jan 5th, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Athlete Pat Buchanan Faces Her Biggest Competitor Yet

An Athlete’s Challenge with Surgical Mesh Patricia Buchanan, 61, a widow and triathlete from Whidbey Island outside of Seattle, was training for the USAT age group Nationals Olympic Distance Triathlon scheduled for Burlington, Vermont last August. Share this:



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.