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Opioids for Pelvic Pain – What Are the Alternatives?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23, 2016 ~ Douglas Scott got an ultimatum from his wife – wean yourself off opioid medication, he began to treat pain after two car accidents, or expect changes at home. Today Mr. Scott is narcotics free. Instead he entered a program and spent five weeks, six hours [continue reading…]

What Will Opioid Users Treating Mesh Pain Do If CARA Becomes Law?

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Update on Opioid Prescription Legislation which will affect users experiencing mesh pain!  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 31, 2016, by Still Standing ~ I have periodically tried to update you on what is being done in Congress to  impact how opioid and opioid-type prescriptions are dispensed, so here is a quick look at [continue reading…]

Study: Symptom Resolution After Complications from Transvaginal Mesh

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This research published in January is available for purchase for $59 from the publication.  Note the numbers of complications for mesh exposure, pain and dyspareunia.   Symptom Resolution After Operative Management of Complications From Transvaginal Mesh Crosby, Erin C. MD; Abernethy, Melinda MD, MPH; Berger, Mitchell B. MD, PhD; DeLancey, John O. MD; Fenner, [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh: Stories of Anger

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March 18, 2013, by Jane Akre ~ Recently a doctor commented about mesh-injured women by saying “These are angry women.” I was taken aback. You trust your doctor. The doctor sells you on a minimally invasive procedure that will “fix you right up.”  Some women were told nothing – no consultation, no discussion on [continue reading…]

Some Thoughts on Mesh: Product Design & Development

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~March 1, 2013 I helped Adam Slater as an expert with what became Gross v Ethicon from early in 2009. My job was to help Mr. Slater make sure Ethicon had produced all its relevant documents. I have the qualifications to do that because I am a veteran researcher and have run product development [continue reading…]

Day Three: Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Her Injuries From Mesh

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January 14, 2013 ~ During day three of the trial that’s put the spotlight on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its transvaginal mesh, Prolift, the primary care doctor for patient Linda Gross  outlined the countless procedures she has faced to remove synthetic mesh that continues to cause crippling pain. MDND thanks Courtroom View Network [continue reading…]

Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

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November 28, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been updating pages on mesh used for hernia repair. Unlike transvaginal mesh, also made of plastic polypropylene, there is no Health Notification or Safety Warning on hernia mesh. That means there are no active lawsuits involving hernia mesh, but injuries are coming [continue reading…]

Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in 'Attack Mode' Over Mesh Complications

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Sept 25, 2012 ~ A recent news release from an ObGyn in Minneapolis shows that at least he is on the offensive when it comes to mesh injuries. The doctor doesn’t let the facts get in the way. For some reason the doctor, an Ob/Gyn at Oakdale Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Minneapolis, Minnesota [continue reading…]

Marriage and Mesh

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September 21, 2012 ~ This question and concerns come up frequently…. how do men react to women undergoing extreme stress, pain, depression over their health after a mesh implant goes wrong.  Some do not do well – complications leave their toll on marriages causing them to breakup, families dissolve, women are often suspected of [continue reading…]

Hernia Mesh Injured Patient Jim Shull Testifies on FDA's Lax Oversite of Medical Devices

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February 15, 2012 ~ Testimony of James Shull U.S House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health My name is Jim Shull and I am from Browns Mills, New Jersey. I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak here today. My story goes back to 2005 when I was [continue reading…]

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