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Transvaginal Mesh Trials so Far: Winners and Losers

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 3, 2016 ~ What is the outcome so far from the 32 trials that have put the issues of transvaginal mesh injuries before juries or about to be before a jury?    Since July 2012, there have been 33 cases that have gone to trial or settled just before [continue reading…]

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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You’ve heard the term “pelvic organ prolapse” and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Many women are unaware of the medical condition known as pelvic organ [continue reading…]

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Australia Wants You to Report Your Mesh Adverse Events

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, August 2, 2016 ~ The TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) is the Australian version of our U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   The following notice was posted by the government today. TGA urges reporting of adverse events 2 August 2016 As part of its ongoing monitoring of the safety of urogynaecological surgical [continue reading…]

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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

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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

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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…]

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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…]

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