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Trial by Jury Chaos in the Courtroom Gilbert and Sullivan, WikiCommons

Just Beginning Your Mesh Journey? A Suggested Roadmap

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 14, 2016 ~ Mesh News Desk and its editor take calls around the clock from people who are desperately searching for a law firm or a doctor. They are just beginning their mesh journey. Since transvaginal mesh is still being used every day, as well a hernia mesh [continue reading…]

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Urogyn Society Closes Door on Mesh-Injured Women

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2016 ~ After turning away two mesh-injured women who were enthusiastic about participating in an upcoming Prolapse Consensus Conference, the society then expels your editor from membership of AUGS. Janet Holt, a mesh-injured plaintiff, learned about the upcoming Prolapse Consensus Conference to be held in Baltimore, November [continue reading…]

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Attending a National Patient Training Workshop

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  October 23, 2016~Two women who are part of the mesh-injured community pushed themselves to become involved in a national patient training workshop. Here’s what they found.  The National Center for Health Research Conference Introductory Patient Training Workshop October 14-15 2016 Written by Janet Holt Jane Pennington and I attended [continue reading…]

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What Should Informed Consent Look Like?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ What is informed consent? If you had to advise others, what should true “informed consent” look like prior to transvaginal or hernia mesh surgery?   What have you learned after the fact?  Informed Consent. You may have heard the term in a medical context. Informed [continue reading…]

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MYTH BUSTERS- What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  June 30, 2016 ~ PART ONE, MYTH BUSTERS- What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh This is part one of a multi-part series uncovering common myths related to pelvic mesh. Myth Busters Part Two can be found here while Myth Busters Part Three can be found here.   One of [continue reading…]

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MYTH BUSTERS Part Two – What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 30, 2016 ~ This is part two of a multi-part series uncovering common myths related to pelvic mesh. The Myths keep growing and changing. Myth Busters Part One can be found here while Myth Busters Part Three can be found here.   Myth #4 – We Don’t Use ‘That [continue reading…]

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MYTH BUSTERS- Part Three – What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 30, 2016 ~ MYTH BUSTERS- What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh This is part three of a multi-part series uncovering common myths related to pelvic mesh. Myth Busters Part One can be found here while Myth Busters Part Two can be found here.   Myth #7- We can [continue reading…]

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TOUGH LOVE: A Valentine for the Guys of OBGYN

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By Katharine Hikel, MD, Contributing Editor, Vermont Woman Newspaper  I’m having flashbacks. I’m in an operating room at UVM Medical Center. A woman, anesthetized, out cold, lies on her back on the table, legs apart, feet strapped into metal stirrups. A surgeon (in my experience, invariably a man)  invites a lineup of residents and [continue reading…]

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Op-Ed – J&J Visits the White House for Women’s Summit!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 14, 2016 ~ Johnson & Johnson (J&J) strives to live up to its creed everyday. The following is an Op-Ed by the editor of MND who has sat in a number of trials watching the company in its support of women.   The J&J Credo is that its [continue reading…]

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Open Letter to Insurers Concerning Mesh Injuries

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Mesh News Desk, May 23, 2016 ~ Often readers of Mesh News Desk find themselves fighting with the very insurance companies that led them to a mesh implant doctor. Now they want the device removed and they receive resistance.  Not only because there are very few doctors well versed in mesh-removal surgery but even [continue reading…]

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