May 1 Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day

//May 1 Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day

May 1 Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 30, 2018 ~ May first is the worldwide Mesh Awareness Day, a tern coined by the Mesh Awareness Movement, though recognized in the past. 

Since there are so many injuries recorded globally, awareness is growing though very slowly, at least in the U.S. In the States, mesh is still used, at least the “sling” as it’s termed, and one medical society even still refers to mesh slings for incontinence as the Gold Standard,” despite all of the reports of injuries. 

Here is a press release from MAM.

Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day

May 01, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albany, GA   April 24, 2018 – Mesh Awareness Movement announced their Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day Campaign, a mission which aims to educate women and men about the hazards associated with the use of transvaginal and hernia mesh implants.

MAM rally in Charleston WV

The campaign will target women and men in an effort to raise awareness of mesh injuries and decrease the number of people being injured by mesh implants daily. Even at this early stage, many are planning various ways to bring awareness to the issues caused by these implants.  Women and Men Worldwide are continuing to support and assist in the Mesh Awareness Campaign.

At the Tribeca Film Festival this past Saturday a film titled “The Bleeding Edge” was premiered.  This film is a documentary about failed medical implants and includes a section on an injured woman sharing her story about how she and her family have been affected by a transvaginal mesh implant.

Tammy Jackson, the Bleeding Edge

Interested parties can learn more about Mesh Awareness by visiting the internet and searching mesh. There users will find numerous groups that will help support the movement and educate on the dangers of mesh.  In the U.S. the purple ribbon has been recognized for Mesh Awareness.

Protest in Charleston WV fed court, June 2015

Mesh Awareness Movement and other groups have been online for several years to bring awareness and support to those that have been damaged by mesh. 

We hope to reach those that have been injured by mesh, educate the public regarding the complications with mesh and support all involved with the fight on mesh.

Campaigners from Sling The Mesh, July 18, 2017, Cambstimes.co.uk

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We Are Mesh Survivors, testifying to Parliament

Protesters, fed court Charleston WV

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About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.

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