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*New* Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Trials

Gavel  500For all who might be interested in attending one of the upcoming mesh trials – here is a calendar of the latest cases ahead.

Visiting for one day- perhaps opening arguments – is a real eye opener and gives a real appreciation on what must happen procedurally.

Watch for evidence that is allowed in, evidence that is NOT allowed in, the defense argument defending the corporation and its product,  the attack on the credibility of the plaintiff which must occur to lay a seed of doubt about her story.

Those who have attended trials are never disappointed.

It gives a real appreciation of how difficult these cases are to bring to court, especially with a limit of two weeks or less!  Please consider attending one.

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76 Comments

  1. sue says:

    Any cases with pelvichol and repliform.

    I have been told they.Can’t cause problems but explain how the pain is so extreme since my first implant in 2094

    • dg says:

      Pelvicol.I know pelvicol all too well the damb thing is made from porcein collagen basically pork skin.The minute they put it in I immediately started to react at first I started with hip and back pain then abdominal Bloating, then the hip and leg pain,then the anaphylactic reactions,then chronic utis which lead to as

      • dg says:

        Sorry my comment got cut off anyway pelvicol lead to a systemic infection which nearly killed me.the pelvicol since it is made to adhere to the tissue migrated into the center of my bladder where no one could see,became inflamed and infected luckily Dr Raz agreed to do exploratory surgery where he found and removed the mesh so anyone who tells you pelvicol is not harmful knows nothing about this product

          • sue says:

            LARA

            I HAVE BEEN SICK SINCE 2004 WHEN THE PELVICHOL WAS PUT IN. THE PAIN HAS BEEN EXCRUCIATING. THE DOCTORS REALLY DON’T GET IT OR JUST DON’T CARE

          • Mari says:

            Dr Raz also removed Pelvico from me. He said it was hard and rough. All I know is it felt like glass was cutting me whenever we attempted intercourse. Also my vagina had shrunk so small that he had to cut along side my vagina to even get in there. he rebuilt it all using a flap from my leg. I was told I was getting “cadaver skin” that it was “soft, like moleskin”. Far from it.

          • sue says:

            I had the pelvichol removed on my 4th surgery supposedly but the they put in repliform, cadaver skin After that.

            no one in Idaho will help. Oh it couldn’t be the problem. Been 11 years now. The problem is I am still having the cutting, stabbing terrible pain ,back, hip, vaginally and rectal area

            I wish I could find a Dr to help me.

    • Sandra says:

      I have replifom which was put in me in 2003. I have had problems ever since. I have had two more surgeries from a different Doctor with no good results. He wanted me to see another Doctor and I was so depressed I said not now. I left his office in tears. I have a lawyer who I have never seen and in my record I had signed a consent form for the doctor who did the replifom to begin with. My Doctor is deceased. I know all patients have to sign for the surgery. Now the paralegal said my Doctor said that he might have to use a sling which I had no knowledge about the products and I am sure he thought this would solve my problem. I know he would never put something inside of me that would harm me.

      I imagine Boston scientific had assured him that this was a safe device just like we all were deceived but I was told that form I signed would hurt my case. I am convinced that Boston Scientific is at fault because they deceived Doctors by telling them the product was entirely safe. I would love for anyone reading this to comment if
      They have a similar case to respond to this writing on this date of June 17, 2015. I would like to add that I am unable to have sexual intercource after the year of
      2003 and none after the date of my first surgery.

  2. Mari says:

    Thank you for the dates Jane. I must say that your reasoning on “why” one should attend seemed very targeted to interest more of us to accept a Settlement. That disappoints me, as the Big Pharma companies get off Scott free as no one ever hears about the facts- the fact that the mesh is dysfunctional at best and deadly at worst. I for one hope we all hold out and go to trial regardless of their attempt to smear. (shame on even mentioning this). I wholeheartedly am thankful for all you’ve done- but to be fair, please also write an article explaining how important it is that we find a solution that 1) Gets Mesh off the market and 2) compensates victims appropriately for past, present and future related costs and pain and suffering.

    I have a suggestion that may be a win win for Big Pharma and victims.

    1) Companies Stop producing mesh

    companies report what their net profit margins are in totality (all products)

    2) Companies offer fair settlements. A fair settlement would include:

    ~The Manufacture(s)!pays victims attorney fees directly.

    ~ The Manufacture(s) pay Victims insurance companies directly.

    ~The Manufacturer(s) pays a lump sum of $1,000,000 or more in a tiered base payment to all implanted people suffering adverse events as of a specific date that is based on when they pull that product from the market.

    ~The Manufacture(s) each pay a Lifetime monthly stipend in profit sharing (.001% or tbd) to its victims instead of getting hit with the billions they may be hit with in pending trials for defective/deceptive practices.

    Settlements should always include both lump sums for past and present damages and also monthly profit sharing for us to accept “Settlements”.

    This doesnt come close to “making us whole” but it helps AND it won’t Bankrupt Big Pharma- not even close!!

    IF the manufacturers offer anything less, I recommend our Attorneys and Insurance companies also reduce their fees by the same percentage of they are asking us to accept a “settlement”

    Win-Win~Win.

    Pharma may be more careful in the future and not fast track or use defective materials if this is how they are held accountable.

    Jane- Please consider addressing my comment in an article – just as you addressed this one proposing why attending a trial. This current article is weighted towards Settling, but we all know the amounts offered are pennies on the dollar of their profits from Mesh alone.

    • Jane Akre says:

      Let me be very clear so there is no misunderstanding. I am in no way weighting this article toward accepting a settlement. I am encouraging people to attend trials so they can further their understanding of the legal process that they are very much a part of. Frankly, I do not see how anyone can connect becoming more knowledgeable about the law and the bad deeds of the mesh manufacturers with accepting a settlement. If anything, it might encourage one to get angrier and NOT accept a settlement. Please be careful what you assume. There is a lot of that going on. Your friendly editor, ja.

      • Mari says:

        I am so glad you clarified. It just happen to come across that way to me. I agree that attending is excellent prep so I really do appreciate the dates- and all you do!

      • Toni says:

        Jane I read your post and I did not pick up on even a hint you were trying to sway us to settle. I have however heard many posts that we should or company goes bankrupt. I can not see this happening unless the courts let them pull an underhanded thing like that. If they do it such as Johnson and Johnson there will be women all over them and they better change their name at which we would find out anyway. I think enough women on here and in lawsuit are tired and at their wits end. I guarantee if I had the money I would sponcer free trips across the country to have a group there that could not be ignored. Wouldn’t be a spot left to stand. We have to unite devided we are week together we are strong.

        • Jane Akre says:

          So true Toni. consider J&J makes $70 billion a year, how about the annual proceeds to go to a settlement? (I’m dreaming here). They are not going to go broke. I’m concerned about the women who are losing their homes, their husbands and their livelihood. Saying no might be tough for them.

          • Toni says:

            Jane I understand what you are saying about losing a home a husband and livelihood. Because I have almost lost my home several times. I am close to losing my job. I am a single mother of 2 sons. I can’t find a man who is interested in getting involved with a woman who is in constant pain who can’t have a normal sex life.If it were not for my family helping me I wouldn’t have survived this long.

    • Just tired says:

      Mari-

      You are my hero. I am wondering could we all ban together with this offer on paper and each one present it to our attorneys telling them this is what we expect please take this to the table and use it as a starting point at the very least?

    • jan says:

      Damm rite awesome, brilliant thinking AMEN PUBLISH THIS ON TV NATIONWIDE

  3. jade says:

    What does the term “Wave” mean – is that the same as “Tiers”?

    • Anonoymous says:

      The waves refers to waves of cases. BSC pissed off the Judge and his justice was to give them 2 waves of cases to try. Which is a lot of cases.

      • jade says:

        Are all the cases in the “waves” in the same Tier? What did BSC do to piss off the judge???

        • Anonoymous says:

          I don’t remember exactly what it was, but I think they were exploiting the process by settling with cases the judge had ID’d as trial ready after the attorneys had wasted all the time preparing.

          The MDL bellwether cases are supposed to be representative of a number of plaintiffs is my understanding. I don’t think they will be women who qualify as Tier 1, or women who Qualify as at some crazy tier from 15 revisions. Those types of Cases do not really help the process and defeat the purposes of Bellwethers as I understand them,

          • Jane Akre says:

            I believe you are right. Early on Judge Goodwin said he didn’t want cases where the woman had had 18 surgeries as poor Linda Gross had undergone. He wanted women in the ages of 40 to 60 who represented the range of injuries as a whole. Of course, that skews the pool. There ARE women who have had multiple surgeries – revisions and reconstruction. That is not unusual. So the cases do not represent those extremes.

          • jade says:

            Thank you all for unput. I just canNOT fathom how 200 cases can be tried at ONE time and still get individual evaluation??? Also, IF these “waves” are made up of an homogenized group – what happens to the extreme cases with multiple surgeries since the bellwethers don’t really represent them? How are these extreme cases resolved?

        • Nani says:

          Jade – A wave is just a group of cases that were selected to mover forward at the same time. They often have the same product implanted, but may have vastly different injuries.

  4. andagain says:

    Why are we not seeing more scheduled in WV and do you think we will see more after the status conference in June?

  5. Robin says:

    Jane,

    Thank you for everything you do to bring the most current news to all of us who are living with the horrible effects of mesh products. Just one question I have about the up coming trials. What does Align Design defect only-consolidation mean? Again thank- you for your support.

  6. Emmie says:

    July 2nd there will be a New Jersey trial against Johnson & Johnson per my lawyer.

    Do you know how many women file their claims by state? And is it a plus or minus for state ?

  7. Susan Geiner says:

    Any news on the J&J torts in the New Jersey MDL court? Thanks

  8. Sandra Vangilder says:

    I am in Arkansas and I would like to know if there are others in Arkansas who were implanted with Boston Scientific. My lawyer tells me that they can’t get a response from Boston to meet with the defendant and discuss a offer to settle with the plaintiffs. I would like to meet others close by here in Northeast Arkansas or Missouri or even Tennessee. I live about an hour and a half from Memphis Tennessee. Also the mesh I have is repliform.

  9. Karen says:

    First of all jane thank you so much for all ur info,

    maybe you can be our attorney .

    I have a attorney that plays the leave me alone game ,don’t call us we’ll call you . What I don’t understand is why some women God bless us all . Have had there attorneys file this year and have a court date this year , I filed with my attorney in 2013 . I contacted my attorney and she can’t give me a reasonable answer . But then my attorney will go with another woman’s attorney and win her case .I have been let go from my career .my health cancelled , My home is going into forclosure and I just don’t get this. We are all suffering a horrible loss and our attorneys are just sitting around not working on our cases. But the new cases are more important I just don’t think this is right. It’s enough we have been slaughter and butchered by these Corporations and then can’t get a positive and definite answer from our attorneys that we hired . I know money makes these corporation dictate and control the system all over the world but this is not what I signed up for . I want to be here and fight but I tell u this is crazy. I need the truth no more bs. Can everyone just put the cards on the table and tell the Truth . This makes no sense . Are the corporations paying our attorneys also ? no justice, I need to win millions in the Powerball tonight so I can fight these corporation myself . We need a change in this world right now .

    • Jane Akre says:

      Karen- Please don’t take the filing dates personally. You are not being slighted. Case selection is an imperfect act and often cases are jumbled together and whichever one is selected at random goes.. That is my understanding, but I’m not an attorney or privy to the goings on. But it is not chronological order, or any order at all! The corporations are not paying youe attorneys but at the end of the day they do sit down and have to talk. In court, it’s quite the adversarial situation. That’s why I encourage people to attend trials. They are very interesting.

  10. Barb says:

    Just a friendly reminder to anyone posting on these pages beware and don’t think 2 that all manufacturers have some one looking at these post be careful they can and will try to use these postings against you!! Watch your activity via social media what you reveal ect like they have tried to do in many cases!!

    • Jane Akre says:

      You may want to post anonymously. I do not give out your emails, just so you know. Never have, never will!

  11. Toni says:

    We need to unite and quit talking and devise a plan to get thousands together in one place. We need the media to take this story and run. Big pharma dollars are only thing keeping media at bay. Call it advertising blood money.

  12. Just tired says:

    Jane-I was just wondering if all the attorneys seem to stick together on what they are willing to settle for, why can’t we? Why are we letting other people decide what is good for us? We should organize a committee of people to put our fair demands down on paper and distribute it to all mesh people to give to the attorney…after all don’t they work for us?!

    • Jane Akre says:

      The attorneys are actually negotiating separate deals with manufacturers is my understanding. All you need to do is refuse to settle if you so choose. They need 90% or more to make these settlements real. However, some women need any monies just to keep their house etc. It might be tough getting everyone together, you know?

      • andagain says:

        Jane is that. On specific cases they are talking settlements or specific companies or what. I just had another surgery last Wednesday they actually had to dissect my bladder remove over 2 cups of scar tissue to a rectacel repair because my bowel was pushing through my vaginal wall. They found the remains of 3 not 1 or 2 bladder slings, and could not remove the devices that attach it to the pelvic area. I am forced to wear a catheter till some of this heals. The used a cadaverios sling. I would really like if they would make some discussions soon.

        • Barb says:

          Because AMS came to the table first to settle most if not all their cases other attorney firms involved with AMS clients it’s basically making sure everything is updated proper paper work is returned on a timely basis and other attorneys won’t know what other attorney firms clients will be awarded. That’s why our attorney firms are put in different categories guided by the bellwether trials on what already has been awarded for such injuries. We all start off having liens however those that have extreme liens like losing homes, cars, loss of jobs ect will be much harder to settle and those will be the last. Your still going to have those company’s not willing to settle so the attorney firms who have clients are working to get those cases settled on a timely basis, For those who have several liens those will be much harder and more complex. Grouping our files is based on our injuries so if other’s have very similar injuries they will be presented to the special master after doctors document issues. I’m pretty sure there is a statue of limitations from the time your attorney excepted your case to get things taking care of.

        • Barb says:

          Only the companies who has decided to settle……………….attorney’s aren’t negotiating with them. Once a company has decided to settle out of court then it’s completely between the Doctors to go through our paper work,

      • Barb says:

        You are correct Jane however for those who have AMS where they have already placed 1.6 billion in a fund they will not know nor be involved in what monies are awarded to whom. I do believe they will be given information when all AMS cases are settled so they will have an idea exactly where the money went. I’m wondering why no cases have been settled between certain years. And these woman who are being randomly picked do they appear to have similar issues or are they varied?? I wish they when a case has gone to trial give us an idea of what the actual injuries are…

    • Barb says:

      In my situation where 2 law firms involved and 3 of them on the steering committee some are sitting with the Special Master or getting an idea of what categories we are being put in based on our injuries.

  13. Just tired says:

    Jane,

    But by giving that to our attorney we are getting involved in our own cases without going to trial! We are letting them know what we are expecting, the judge will also see it and see that even though the pharm are not being reasonable, WE are and that may sway him to push in our direction when he is reasoning with them. Also it let’s the attorneys know that we are getting a better understanding of the process and they need to revisit how they are treating us, because we are all in the dark with this. would it not bewise for, we, the mesh victims to have a representative that goes to the table during these negotiations? When the teachers union gets together for negotiations they have the union, the attorneys, AMAESD and the teacher representatives together at the table, dont they? Maybe we have been looking at this all wrong. we can still keep each manufacture separate but we would handle it the same way in each and all have, at the least, the same starting point.

    • Karen says:

      I agree with you Just Tired,

      and let’s get something’s straight . I personally could not and will never care if and when someone from a Corporation read , say , or make a statement about what I write. It’s Shameful enough that I have see more male and female doctors as if I’m a callgirl turning tricks. If this is not called freedom of speech then this is not America. Corporations don’t care that they launder money to hospitals and doctors to butcher and slaughter me as if I was a pet project in a lab room . I refuse to walk around and never tell the truth because all these lies is why I’m here now. Do you have any idea why so many people know nothing of vaginal mesh . Because no one was making enough noise. That is women are supposed to be seen and not heard, walk behind men ,well men are why we are here with this problem , to much of anything or person making mistakes is harmful to mankind. So before people start talking about beware of what u say someone is reading our comments . Do me the favor and fit this Mess … Then I’ll found another forum to speak about .

      • Jane Akre says:

        Couldn’t agree more Karen… not just talk but shout about this mesh mess!! Unfortunately, the doctors and lawyers have women keeping quiet. It may be good for their case, but overall, it does not serve the greater cause of shining light on this atrocity. Thank you.

      • Barb says:

        Karen every bellwether trial you will see the defense pull all sorts of way’s to show the jurors that WE don live a normal life!! Personally I’m glad I’m in an MDL I wouldn’t want to be put on the stand! Emotionally mentally and verbally being cross examined by the defense would be grooling, these trials that are going to trial except AMS because they have set aside monies to settle all their cases ASAP are supposed to set an example to the manufacturer’s based on the Plantiff’s injuries are setting an example of what could be awarded if trial came. On that note I think whomever posted the tier’s should not have done so……that caused alot of confusion and some of he so called tier’s doesn’t include pain suffering what our significant other’s suffer past future medical issues serious complications caused by the mesh I literally have more issues then what is reported one including (Septis) very scary, 18 issues that;s been confirmed to associate with the mesh(I have 2 defective devices) no mention of that so far Having my 4th surgery in july to remove mesh eroded in my uterous to stop the bleeding and laproscopy at the same time………………I went in for incontience and as years pass more and more issues discovered. I think we in MDL should be compensated for past/future medical issues mesh related however I don’t think that will happen and remember there are woman with files that have very if any little symptons. I hope these aren’t woman just trying to get a piece with no suffering and hope the attorney’s have indeed discovered by the lot number’s that they are defective! I’m hoping that after June 3rd the Judge puts a little more scare tactic into those who aren’t willing to settle, it’s going to cost us clients less money to stay in an MDL………………and again the monies awarded are BASED ON INDIVIDUAL INJURIES!! They are not setting certain cases aside to get the easier ones settled first, we all are going to have liens with our insurance company’s which I don’t think is fair, so some entitlement needs to be awarded especially for those who have Medicaid/Medicare/Maincare. Some of my prescriptions alone are $200 plus monthly. I also have had 2 faucet injections to help with the nerve damage. I read as many article as I can however take all media not seriously! Many issues arise, reporting not correct! I’m only listening to my attorney’s as they are really the only ones who has the inside aspect when my attorney firm is on the steering committee 3 of them they were also part of the attorneys who had come to an agreement with AMS to settle their clients and most all AMS. You may see one or more come to a settlement however J$J I think will be the last to settle…………..

  14. me says:

    But…. Once again why are we letting these people decide for us!? I don’t know about anyone else, but they have my records yet have never sat with me to learn what it has done to my life. I have read my doctors notes and you know as well as I the docs aren’t reporting everything, most of the time they blow our complaint off like we are imagining them and never record them. How can anyone have an acurate picture of our torture?!

    you all need too read your doc notes then come back and tell me…did they get everything in there? Did they get it all right?!

    We need to give a list of settlement demands to our attorneys, make them work for us the way we want it worked! we need to do it together as a whole or it won’t work.

    • Barb says:

      ME-All my doctor;s notes, test results ect have been correct when ever I go to a doctor i immediately get my new records on what’s been said, plans for resolving issues………………so yes all mine are 100%

  15. Maria Garcia says:

    I have nerve damage and severe pain that I have been dealing with for over a decade. There has not been any medication I can take that gave me relief without putting me to sleep or gave me migraine headaches. I have had nerve tests which were humiliating and borderline barbaric and the damaged nerves will never be the same. I have been needing relief from the pain and stress for too long and it started to wear me down into depression. I was not getting excited about promises of new drugs or procedures because the pain and prescriptions have stolen my life. Doctor Lotze, my urogynecologist in Houston is a great man that lead me to another nerologist that is exactly what I needed…it’s a God thing. I had my first Lidocaine infusion to get my 24/7 nerve damage to settle down. I heard about this treatment and it was hard to get excited about another disapointment. That is the frame of mind I have been in for years and I was trying to always rise above. I had the treatment and in a 45 min span of time the infusion brought my constant pain of level eight down to a one! I understand that this is a temporary fix and I will need to get several treatments to get my body to a point where it will last a while.. Here I am two weeks later and still a one on the pain scale! The treatment masks the pain but who cares with all the peace I feel at this moment…Thank You God! And thank you Dr. Lotze!

    • Angry says:

      Maria it made my day reading your post. I am in the same boat as you are 🙁 My injections (blocks) did not work. The plan now is to go in with a lapo and attempt to block the nerves from inside. Praying it works and thinking positive. If it does not work the only step would be a pain pump. I am to a point where I must try what ever it takes to stop the pain or at least calm it down. This entire mess has beaten me down, there is only so much a person can take. Maria please keep me posted and will keep my fingers crossed that it continues to help.

      • Barb says:

        Dear Angry I too have had to have injections. After several failures I did have the cortorising BURNING THE NERVE does work!! You will have a medication sorta like if you were having surgery once the procedure is done you will feel a huge difference waiting to have both left and right side done, It lasted 8 months for me he Doctor was impressed!! I would highly recommend this to anyone. with all the pain and suffering we have been put through and several issues caused by mesh if they can relieve some pain one thing at a time then that’s a plus. I was told that because I have so many issues and they are trying to do the very best to relieve as much pain as possible they all so noted I will never be 100% been doing this since 2008. I recently started counseling I don’t want to be a burden o anyone therefore speaking to a professional really helps my conversations with family friends and BF are no longer a focus on the mesh!!

    • Disgusted says:

      Hi Maria,

      Who ordered the lidocaine infusion? Did you have to stay in the hospital? I’ve tried to read up on it on the internet and as usual so much confusing information and just like mesh – controversial. I just want something that works!! So many TPI’s and excruciating pain. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Thanks for any info. you can supply.

      • Barb says:

        DISGUSTED you can get a referral from your PCP Gynocologist anyone……………you will need to go through a series 2. 1 is short lasting and he other is long lasting one side at a time. No hospital stay they will numb you will numbing injections then they will guide the needle o th right place with an xray. Doesn’t take long. If those fail they you will be scheduled for steroid injection sometimes it works other time does not. You can drive after. you will call the office in one to two days. The steroid worked great for me however no going to have the nerve cortorized BURNED NERVE which works very well…….no hospital stay……in office procedure….good luck

  16. Mesh Nightmare says:

    PRETRIAL ORDER # 179

    (Order Rescheduling Time of Status Conference on June 2, 2015)

    It is ORDERED that the Status Conference previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. is rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. At that time, I will conduct a status conference in all MDLs except In re Neomedic, 2:14-md-2511, in Room 7800 of the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse. It is further ORDERED that (1) defendant client representative(s) with full authority to make all decisions related to MDL 2327; (2) in house counsel for defendant(s) with full authority to make all decisions related to MDL 2327; (3) settlement counsel (if any) for defendant(s); and (4) lead counsel for plaintiffs and defendant(s) attend the status conference.

  17. justme says:

    No to pain pump for so many bad reasons….one bad reason? They are in no hurry to take it out when it stops working. Research a lot before you make that decision to do it.

    ___________________________________

    This Forum: OMG everyone comes here now. It is the place to go for info.

    Be careful signing your name. I have warned on this before, for so many reasons. It is not about FOS. It is about protecting yourself and your family. this is not a joke people.

  18. Lucy Loo says:

    How often does everyone hear from their lawyer? Mine called out of the blue to go over my file and to make sure everything was correct and up to date. I dare not think anything of this other than the lawyer being preparing IN CASE there are actually settlements.

    • Barb says:

      LUCY LOO I hear from my attorney quite frequently. They went over your issues by phone?? Do you have AMS?? If you have AMS I know our cases are being put together by doctors they said I would get a letter once the medical records are in place and in the letter it will have the injuries associated with the mesh for me to go over and will explain the reimbursement letter and other questions then sign and send back!! I know the MDL against AMS is moving right along!! Please let me know. They also could be asking before the doctor’s look at your case could be just an update from you…..make sure all medical update is sent in asap………………………

      • Lucy Loo says:

        Barb, I do not have AMS. Basically, lawyer wanted to make sure I haven’t had anything new done, and to make sure all of my revision surgeries were correct as far as dates which I knew they were because the mesh was preserved. Maybe they are hopeful that the other companies will settle.

        • Barb says:

          LUCY LOO…………..It certainly seems from what you describe that may just be happening!! Best wishes!

  19. Angry says:

    Just me, I need to correct, not a pain pump, I will not go there. What I wanted to say is pain patch. I am concerned with the patch because there is no turning back once you start. The last sent of injections did nothing and had trouble standing for about a week. Going to a new doctor one who is in communication with the Dr who did my revision. Now that all of my Drs are working as a team per say, I might get some relief. Part of me says NO MORE and the other part of me says “You have to keep trying” I also go for counseling for the same reasons, not to pull my family and friends down with all of these issues. When one is suffering in pain you have to find a way to vent and a let it out. What I have noticed with myself is anger and it has changed me. Finding a professional to talk to really helps and you wont feel like a cry baby or a burden. I know I am not alone with what I am going to say. Most people don’t get it, on the out side we do not look sick, If we do not lay in bed and try to act like nothing is wrong, people think “oh they must be feeling ok”……If we lay in bed and just want to cry..then we feel like a burden. This mesh crap has really put so much on us that one that is not in our skin will NEVER in a life time fully understand.

  20. justme says:

    Angry says:::

    ___

    Ok, not a doctor, just speaking again from experience and research. Reconsider patches as they don’t work that well, and the side effects are bad. The yeast infections it can cause are terrible. And it is not just on private areas. It can go everywhere.

    You are not alone. Every single one of us all feel and say the exact same things, and experience the exact same treatment from doctors and it is so frustrating and anger can not be prevented. Mu anger level is so bad, I have to pray all the time now. I never had bad anger before all of this. I have not been to therapy yet, but it is on the list. I know I need it. Just hard to get there.

    FYI To All : Many doctors are still denying that mesh is a danger or causes women and men multiple problems. Each of them has not had a high number of mesh patients, so that don’t see or know what we know.

  21. justme says:

    How often does everyone hear from their lawyer? Mine called out of the blue to go over my file and to make sure everything was correct and up to date. I dare not think anything of this other than the lawyer being preparing IN CASE there are actually settlements.

    _____________________

    What state are you in?

  22. Barb says:

    Angry will it be a fentenal patch?? Will be 12 hour pain release? Be careful I happen to get he bad batch years ago when instead of 12 hour release it was none stop!! Horrible effect, couldn’t stand talk, major illusinations. Make sure the patch is clear and doesn’t have a packet of medication…………………

  23. Still Suffering says:

    Hi Maria: I too have been living with this horrible nerve damage/pain for years. I am trying to find a specialist that knows about these lidocaine infusions. Does your insurance cover or is it “experimental” (like the mesh was!). Local pain management clinics treat me like a drug seeker. I hate living like this. A break from pain would be a Godsend! I hope you continue to get sustained relief. I know the hell you have been through. Please keep us updated. I noticed the Ainsworth Institute seems to have a plethora of modalities to treat pain but unfortunately for me they are in NYC. I am in AZ. For those of you in the NYC area, check them out. They even know the protocol for pudendal neuralgia!

    Thank you for sharing.

  24. Dear Jane

    I have change my name on this web-site because I took your advice about not using my name on any web-site but I do have to say there are so many of us who have been going through this for so many years now I have to say ! what do I have to lose !!!! I have more complications than I could count, I was one of those patients who woke up after my surgery from what my Doctor said was going to be a simple bladder tact and I was beyond nausea I mean I made Linda Blair from the exorcist look like a virgin when it came to pea soup !!!! The Nurse gave up giving me little trays and garbage cans so she turned up my IV and laid towels all around the bed !! So I knew something was very wrong !! My pain was uncontrollable as well !! Shortly after that procedure I started losing my life as I once knew it !! First thing I lost was my job and then the medical bills started piling up from surgery after surgery just like most of the ladies on this web-site . I have had a total of 9 surgeries and now I have a 3 inch deep by 2 inch deep hole inside my stomach that I will have for a very long time or possibly as my surgeon said for the rest of my life because the mesh has damaged to some of my organs and the surgeon said that if he tried to remove where mesh which has eroded that if the surgery don’t kill me then the complication possibly could , so there is nothing else that can be done !! I was only 41 when I had to bladder tact and had a life most can only dream of with a great career and wonderful friends, and a great husband and a nice car and a beautiful home so yea I had the American dream !! I still have the great husband ( thank God ) But I was wondering should I be concerned that I never hear from my attorney ? I hired them in 7/20/2011 and was the #237 person to file my lawsuit against B.S and my health continues to decline and sometimes I feel I will not survive long enough to receive a settlement , however my case which was filed in Boston Ma. states it will be heard by 6/2015 but when I ask my attorney by e-mail about the case date she sent me an e-mail and stated my case will not be heard in front of a judge !!! So I am very confused can you help ?

    • Jane Akre says:

      You may be in a wave of cases, sort of a grouping. Do you have a paralegal at the law firm who can answer questions? Do you have a case number and are you able to look up your litigation to see its status?

  25. Angry says:

    Yes fentenal patch. Have not put it on yet waiting to see a new doctor once they go over all of my O.R reports. All of this stuff just adds to the worry as we all know. What I do know someone has to do something about the pain, pain meds help just to take the edge off, and keep me from going over the edge.

  26. john says:

    I also had Lidocaine infussion on both left and right in the butt in January 2015. It helped me with the pelvic pain. As far as the pudendal nerve it did not help me at all.

  27. SickAndTiredOfBeingSickAndTired says:

    Hoping to go to one or more of the Texas trials. Anyone else going?

  28. SickAndTiredOfBeingSickAndTired says:

    Wondering how todays trial in San Antonio went. Anyone?

  29. Aunt B says:

    Dear Jane

    I hear the judge is settleing out of court. Do u know about how long this takes ? I just had surgery last month to removed after it being in me for 10 yrs ! And about how much one individual will be looking at to receiving?

    • Jane Akre says:

      It depends on your law firm, your degree of injury… what do they tell you…? Make them accountable to you… because when its over they will want their 40%. Please insist you get answers to your questions.

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