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TOT Mesh Devices Targeted Next for Going Off the Market

Left Behind by the Vaginal Mesh MDL: Survivors with Catastrophic Pain After 2016, implantation of the Uphold and Restorelle Direct Fit is blatant malpractice involving both doctors and hospitals. These influential Boards have been trusted to keep women safe and simply both have failed to intervene.” — Dr. Greg Vigna [...]

By |2019-07-15T17:25:36-04:00July 5th, 2019|Op-Ed|1 Comment

Neurological Injuries: Path More Certain

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 12, 2019 ~ Neurological Injuries: Path More Certain.  Sponsored Content. Dr. Greg Vigna, JD, talks about his continued focus on pelvic mesh injuries with a neurological or nerve injury component.   Since the Vaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation in West Virginia closed to new cases in [...]

By |2019-04-12T12:51:40-04:00April 12th, 2019|Op-Ed|0 Comments

FDA Should Not Approve Boston Scientific 522 Studies for Pelvic Mesh

Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JDu Mesh News Desk, February 13, 2019 ~ Editorial by Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD Boston Scientific Corporation is marching down a dangerous course for women as it is complying with the FDA 522 orders related to transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices used for the [...]

By |2019-02-22T15:13:08-04:00February 13th, 2019|Op-Ed|0 Comments

Pelvic Mesh 101: Mesh Basics – Still on the Market

Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2018 ~  This story originally ran in March of 2016 but after a conversation today with someone familiar with medical devices, I was surprised to find she thinks many of the problematic mesh is off the market! This is not true. Image: Desara Sling by [...]

By |2018-10-24T11:34:51-04:00July 30th, 2018|Op-Ed|9 Comments

Transvaginal and Hernia Mesh Still Used Today – What You Should Ask?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 5, 2018 ~ Your editor of Mesh News Desk is hearing from newly mesh-implanted women who are being told the same thing. (Talking points carefully crafted by public relations professionals?)  That is - this is a "New Mesh"  not the same mesh you've heard  [...]

By |2018-06-06T14:11:18-04:00June 5th, 2018|Op-Ed|5 Comments

Letter to Insurance Carriers Over Mesh Mess

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 2, 2018~ Many readers were led to their first mesh implant by an insurance provider. It was the preferred method to have a 20-minute procedure during which a mesh was implanted rather than have a more extensive bladder tack or a hernia surgery using [...]

By |2018-05-07T16:49:05-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Op-Ed|4 Comments

Mesh Past and Present

Prolift, from Sumsuro, Japan Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 7, 2018 ~ So the MDL (multidistrict litigation) was established by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Miami January 2012.   Today there are more than 104,000 defective product, also known as product liability cases filed in the MDL [...]

By |2018-01-07T22:35:58-04:00January 7th, 2018|Op-Ed, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

Grimm fairy tale, 1852, Snow White, WikiCommons 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 [...]

By |2017-09-22T17:14:04-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

Informed Consent – What We Are Learning

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 [...]

By |2017-08-19T15:00:52-04:00August 19th, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

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

Still Standing graphic 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 [...]

By |2017-07-26T13:57:56-04:00July 26th, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments