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Expecting a Mesh Settlement? Will a Special Needs Trust Work for You?

Many women find themselves in this situation – they are about to receive a settlement as a result of a personal injury lawsuit, in this case a pelvic mesh injury.    But if she also receives any means-tested government disability benefits, this settlement might not seem like good news at all. Settlement [...]

By |2015-07-07T19:09:07-04:00July 7th, 2015|Your Turn|58 Comments

Restorative Justice Proposal for Transvaginal Mesh Harmed Women

Restorative Justice Proposal for Transvaginal Mesh Harmed Women Proposed by Mesh Harmed Women May 29th 2015 Nonie Wideman Advocate for Mesh Harmed Women PO Box 134, Rose Prairie BC, Canada, V0C2H0 Judge Joseph Goodwin Charleston, WV federal courthouse Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Judge P.O. Box 2546 Charleston, [...]

By |2015-06-15T14:31:48-04:00June 15th, 2015|Your Turn|61 Comments

Open Letter to Judge Goodwin

Judge Goodwin Editors Note* Judge Jospeh Goodwin is overseeing more than 70,000 transvaginal mesh cases consolidated in his federal court in West Virginia. That occurred three years ago and mesh settlements either are slow in coming or nonexistent. This MND readers writes an open letter to Judge Goodwin [...]

By |2015-03-20T17:03:19-04:00March 20th, 2015|Your Turn|198 Comments

Mesh Support Group Meets in Phoenix Thursday, March 19

Thanks goes out to the dynamic women who are making this happen. In this case, a support group has been organized for those suffering with mesh complications. The plan is to gather for a lunch in Phoenix on March 19th.  Here are the specifics.  Please respond with any questions/comments and [...]

By |2015-03-12T02:13:41-04:00March 12th, 2015|Your Turn|19 Comments


Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives This petition will be delivered to: U.S. House of Representatives REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF '98 We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw [...]

By |2016-12-13T10:53:38-05:00February 26th, 2015|Your Turn|4 Comments

Kentucky Mesh Survivor Power- Catch Them Before Nov. Elections

Kentucky Women - Don’t Shut Up, Speak Up!! One Kentucky Mesh Survivor has been very busy as an Influencer with Coordinated Actions. She says, “I believe we all need to stand up and move forward. We can't ask for help and not be willing to help ourselves. I'm working toward [...]

By |2014-10-24T14:28:00-04:00October 24th, 2014|Your Turn|11 Comments

Young Mesh-Injured Woman from the Northeast Looking for Help

Like so many, this woman has been told not to speak up.  We respect that. It is possible her case will go to trial and she will be deposed.  So she will remain anonymous. If you have any helpful doctors in the Northeast, please let her know. She is suffering...Your [...]

By |2014-10-05T13:49:59-04:00October 5th, 2014|Your Turn|19 Comments

Dear Johnson & Johnson: Pay for Your Mistakes

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) grabbed headlines this week for withdrawing from the market power morcellators, manufactured by subsidiary Ethicon, citing “uncertainty” about the “risk-benefit assessment” associated with the device’s use. Just as important was the demonstration that the company is willing, in some cases, to do the right thing. This [...]

By |2014-08-07T10:25:13-04:00August 7th, 2014|Your Turn|11 Comments