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Doug Bean in Maine and his friend.

Hernia Mesh-Injured Doug Bean: Suffering in Silence and Neglect

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Doug Bean is a hernia mesh-injured man living in Maine. Please read his story. It is what happens when humans ignore the plight of those suffering, even to the extent of discontinuing their medical coverage in their greatest time of need.  Should polypropylene mesh be contraindicated when one is already trying to recover from an [continue reading…]

Bruce Rosenberg and '64 LeMans convertible

Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

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MND, Jan. 6, 2014 ~ Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) where the bladder, vagina, uterus or colon fall [continue reading…]

Jacqui Scott in New Zealand Women's Weekly

Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removed in States

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Jacqui Scott is making headlines in New Zealand. The Napier resident has been the subject of a column by Kerre McIvor of the New Zealand Herald, as well as a feature article in New Zealand Women’s Weekly. The November 3 Herald article, entitled “Rape victim may yet get justice,” reports that Scott’s ordeal began [continue reading…]

The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle

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The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle October 4, 2013 By Aaron Leigh Horton *Editors Note– Vance is at UCLA at this writing and planning surgery with Dr. Raz on Friday, October 18,2013! Navigating through a violent Texas rainstorm in August was not how I pictured the moments leading up to my [continue reading…]

Aaron Leigh Horton

When Family Members Suffer – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

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Your Call to be a Mesh Warrior July 21, 2013,   by Aaron Leigh Horton, For many of us, family members of those implanted with transvaginal mesh, life is now largely about watching someone we love writhe in unendurable pain for days on end, staying up nights kissing foreheads, caressing locks of hair, whispering [continue reading…]

Cherie Storozinski

Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

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May 3, 2013~  “My name is Cherie Storozinski. I am 50 years old and live in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. I am a victim of transvagnial mesh.” That’s how Cherie started her email to MDND. Cherie, 50, had a wonderful life in rural Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband, Curt, live on 20 acres and [continue reading…]

Hope Pagano, Lupus following mesh

Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

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 December 31, 2012 ~ “I had originally had my surgery scheduled December 2010. I cancelled it because on the internet I saw 1,900 mesh complication complaints”~ Hope Pagano. Hope Pagano, 49, got scared when she saw those reports. The Long Island mortgage broker with a thick New York accent was not going to have [continue reading…]

Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

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November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in 2011.  The story is here. One week later, Buchanan would be [continue reading…]

Teresa Hughes and police officer, London

Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

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Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left severely damaged as a result of an implantable ‘sling’ operation to treat [continue reading…]

Trudy Thomas (right) and her daughter Kandace

Trudy Thomas: Suffering in Silence and Financially after Kugel Mesh Settlement

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Trudy Thomas is 53-years-old and the song, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all,” might be her anthem. Thomas lives in Cascade, Colorado near Colorado Springs and halfway through our profile interview, she had to flee her mountain cabin. Flames invaded the canyons around her home where she [continue reading…]

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