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Open Letter to Insurers Concerning Mesh Injuries

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

Dr. Shlomo Raz, UCLA Urology

Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound "Sees" Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

“I have removed more than 900 mesh for complications in the last 5-6 years. Translabial ultrasound is an important adjuvant to the diagnosis and treatment of this patients.” Those are the words of the leading mesh removal surgeon in the world, Dr. Shlomo Raz, MD in an exchange with Mesh News Desk. The Professor of [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…]

Dr. C. Twiss, Urologist, U of Az.

Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a subspecialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between [continue reading…]

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FDA Asks Consumers to Report Product Failures

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

June 10, 2013 ~ New and Improved? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is celebrating 20 years of the MedWatch program by providing consumers with a new form that should encourage consumers and medical professionals to report adverse events, complications and bad outcomes with drugs and medical devices, cosmetics, medical equipment, food or [continue reading…]

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Your Turn: How One Woman Told Her Friends

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 29, 2013 ~ This woman wants to remain anonymous, but she tells MDND she sent out an email to about 60 friends and family members to let them know about her mesh situation.  Surprisingly, she heard back from three people who are also experiencing complications from surgical mesh.     Here is her [continue reading…]

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Carpenter v. American Medical Systems Trial Delayed

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 8, 2013 ~ The trial of Marion Carpenter v. American Medical Systems which was scheduled to begin in San Bernardino California, May 13th, has been delayed until January or February of 2014. Attorney Stewart Albertson tells MDND that decision was made by both sides appearing before Judge Bryan F. Foster, in the San [continue reading…]

Day 21: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Expert Says Prolift Did Not Injure Gross

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

February 11, 2013 ~  The trial of Linda Gross v. Ethicon started late in the day around noon on Day 21 of the proceedings.  Apparently legal arguments were taking place off camera and out of the ear of the jury. The case has now gone to Ethicon to refute the evidence presented so far. [continue reading…]

Dr.  Piet Hinoul, former Ethicon Medical Director, from Linda Gross trial

Day 20 Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Medical Director Mesh Exposure 15%

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 8, 2013 ~ In presenting her case,  Christy Jones, the attorney representing Ethicon,  had to refute on this Day 20 what has been presented so far. That is why she re-called Dr. Piet Hinoul, the former Medical Director of Gynecare Women’s Health and Urology, now with Wound Care [continue reading…]

Day 17 Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Complication Rate Was Known and Acceptable says Medical Director

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Thanks go out to Courtroom View Network for access to this trial. February 5, 2013 ~ On this Day 17 as the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial plaintiff presentation wraps up, the  former Medical Director for Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology (Gynecare) was brought to the stand via his videotaped presentation. David Robinson was [continue reading…]

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