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Questions to Ask Your Pelvic Mesh Removal Doctor

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 28, 2016 ~ What to ask the doctor before you have your pelvic mesh removed. ‘Kathleen” is not her real name.  She is a woman who was implanted with transvaginal mesh years ago. Today she is suffering the consequences, including pelvic pain, chronic infections, as well as some [continue reading…]

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Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading…]

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When Husbands Hurt from Pelvic Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 9, 2016 ~ The following article was penned by the article of a mesh-injured woman who lives in Canada.  Many men feel debilitated alongside their wife as they watch them struggle with daily living. Thank you for all you do.  Some men decide to leave. Hooray for those who [continue reading…]

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Lana Keeton’s Disaster Recovery Fund

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

If you have been involved in the pelvic mesh issue for any time, likely you  have talked to Lana Keeton. The tough talking Texan walks the walk and talks the talk.  A former steel broker, Keeton helped gather the 2008 FDA Safety Alert about pelvic mesh and again for 2011 when the FDA finally [continue reading…]

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The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured Store

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

January 22, 2015 ~ As part of their fundraising efforts, The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured is selling these beautiful Mesh Awareness turquoise and black bracelets to help in its ongoing educational efforts. Quite the conversation starter in turquoise or black… and beautifully made.  A thoughtful gift for anyone and everyone affected by [continue reading…]

Mesh Resources Online

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Thanks to Jennifer R. and all the leaders who are keeping the mesh information presence online for others to learn.  Congratulations!  Raising the profile will help others. Please visit and join in!  Together we are stronger.  Guide to Medical Mesh Support Groups & Pages on Facebook & on the Web (please add & improve!) [continue reading…]


In the Beginning: Suffering in Silence

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

I recently was asked how I started with mesh as a topic for reporting. I’m not mesh-injured myself. The reader wanted to know if I had a family member or friend who had mesh. No, I said, but when working as the National News Editor for InjuryBoard people started calling me. This was back [continue reading…]

Number of Websites Addressing Mesh Pain & Info Explodes Globally

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when the issue of polypropylene mesh used for surgery was known by a few people. Truth in Medicine was probably the first website devoted to mesh injuries. Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) came along in the summer of 2011. Today there has [continue reading…]

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Anatomy of a Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

On June 14, 2013, American Medical Systems and its parent company Endo Health, entered into a Master Settlement Agreement with an undisclosed number of mesh-injured patients. The following has been posted on the Securities and Exchange Commission report on the settlement.   The number of litigants is left out as are the Tiers of Injury [continue reading…]

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Find Your Mesh in the 510(k) Process

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

For those readers who want to know more about the mesh they may have had implanted for pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence or hernia, the process is made easier if you have the Medical Device approval number from the FDA. Below is a handy list of 510(k) approvals which you must look up [continue reading…]

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