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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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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POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

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By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating blade to cut (or [continue reading…]

Canadian Women Seek Transvaginal Mesh Removal Help in the U.S.

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February  20, 2013~  When CTV News (Canadian Television) did a story last April on transvaginal mesh injuries, the number of women coming forward stunned the reporter and producer. So the network did a follow-up Tuesday, February 19. Medical/Health Reporter Avis Favaro (background here) and producer Elizabeth St. Philip found more women speaking out to [continue reading…]

Day 13: Linda Gross v. Ethicon How is She Coping Psychologically?

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January 30, 2013 ~ On this half day of trial in the  Linda Gross v. Ethicon case being heard in an Atlantic City courtroom, psychiatrist Dr. Ronni Seltzer was on the stand. She conducted two evaluations of Linda Gross and determined the focus of her life, along with her husband Jeff, is pain that [continue reading…]

Day 5: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Company Docs Show Doubts Before Prolift Launch

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January 16, 2013 ~ The worldwide medical director of Ethicon took the stand all day in the trial of Linda Gross v Ethicon in an Atlantic City courtroom. The past president of the Flemish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2007 to 2008, Piet Hinoul had become the Director of Medical Affairs at Ethicon, [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…]

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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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Kathleen on Life after Hysterectomy

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Oct 31, 2012 ~  “Kathleen,” not her real name in that she is involved in litigation, wants everyone to understand what a hysterectomy really means. Too often women find out after the fact… Thanks Kathleen!! “It is just so important that a woman knows what exactly is going to happen to them during a [continue reading…]

Sick of Suffering in Silence

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MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre    A story before I tell this story.  I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine “In These Times.”  I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn’t much but the exposure for [continue reading…]

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Sheri Ragan Still Suffering from Biologic Hernia Mesh

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Sheri Ragan is playing the waiting game – waiting for a hospital in Ormond Beach, Florida to decide when and if it will take Medicaid so she can have an infected biologic mesh implant removed by the doctor of her choice. At 42, Ragan still doesn’t know how she ended up with six years [continue reading…]

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