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Category Archives: Op-Ed

You Think it Might be the Polypropylene?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 20, 2017  ~ Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate and hernia-mesh injured man living in Florida.  If you have called Mesh News Desk looking for answers about your hernia mesh and the complications you’re suffering, you will be sent to Bruce.  He questions whether the problem with all meshes [continue reading…]

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene “tape” or “hammocks,” are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only thing that seems to be changing a bit is the realization that there [continue reading…]

Informed Consent – What We Are Learning

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 18, 2017 ~ What are we learning about Informed Consent?  Almost all medical bodies agree informed consent, sharing information about pros and cons of a procedure to educate a patient, is important!   But what is informed consent when it comes to pelvic and hernia mesh?   What [continue reading…]

Opinion: Why the US Can’t Get its Mesh Message Out

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 – The following is one woman’s opinion on why the US is not having the same outcome in getting out its mesh message to the media.  What she doesn’t mention is that law firms representing the injured have all warned their clients to keep quiet and [continue reading…]

Your Turn – Traumatic Evil, Pocket Change of Tyrants

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ The following essay was written by a mesh-injured woman. She is looking forward to an upcoming trip where she will sit on a beach and contemplate her present and her future. These words represent her opinion.  She prefers to stay anonymous.   Traumatic Evil, Pocket [continue reading…]

Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Update: Individuals Treated Unfairly for No Reason Grounded in Rationality or Fairness

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 14, 2017~  This writer, implanted with Caldera Medical’s transvaginal mesh, is one of 4,000 facing litigation against Caldera which has yet to offer a rational settlement, she says in this Op-Ed. She wishes to remain anonymous because she is involved in litigation.   This opinion does not necessarily [continue reading…]

Just Beginning Your Mesh Journey? A Suggested Roadmap

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 14, 2016 ~ Mesh News Desk and its editor take calls around the clock from people who are desperately searching for a law firm or a doctor. They are just beginning their mesh journey. Since transvaginal mesh is still being used every day, as well a hernia mesh [continue reading…]

Urogyn Society Closes Door on Mesh-Injured Women

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2016 ~ After turning away two mesh-injured women who were enthusiastic about participating in an upcoming Prolapse Consensus Conference, the society then expels your editor from membership of AUGS. Janet Holt, a mesh-injured plaintiff, learned about the upcoming Prolapse Consensus Conference to be held in Baltimore, November [continue reading…]

Attending a National Patient Training Workshop

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  October 23, 2016~Two women who are part of the mesh-injured community pushed themselves to become involved in a national patient training workshop. Here’s what they found.  The National Center for Health Research Conference Introductory Patient Training Workshop October 14-15 2016 Written by Janet Holt Jane Pennington and I attended [continue reading…]

What Should Informed Consent Look Like?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ What is informed consent? If you had to advise others, what should true “informed consent” look like prior to transvaginal or hernia mesh surgery?   What have you learned after the fact?  Informed Consent. You may have heard the term in a medical context. Informed [continue reading…]

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