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Dr. Bendavid Hernia Researcher Tells Parliament Adverse Events are Underreported

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 26, 2017 ~ Dr. Robert Bendavid, of Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, researches hernia repair with polypropylene mesh and studies both mesh and non-mesh repairs and the adverse outcomes. Because he is so involved in offering research Read more

By | 2017-10-26T23:04:31+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Your Turn|0 Comments

Important Links, Resources, Support Mesh Related

THE READING ROOM This is a great place to get started if you are new to the issues and experiencing complications which you can't explain following mesh implantation surgery. Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND)   SUPPORT GROUPS Mesh Medical Device News Desk Facebook Group   MDND Facebook Read more

By | 2017-08-10T15:24:27+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|2 Comments

Mesh Injured Address KY Healthcare Conference

Tammy and Janis Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 5, 2016 ~ Two vocal mesh-injured women addressed a room full of health professionals at this annual conference with a medical device patient safety focus.   See the  videos below.  It was called the Conference for Healthcare Transparency and Read more

By | 2016-11-14T14:10:27+00:00 November 5th, 2016|News|19 Comments

FDA to Consider Reclassifying Trocars Used to Place Surgical Pelvic Mesh

Capio, retropubic sling instrument, transobturator sling instrumentation, from FDA Mesh News Desk, March 14, 2016 ~ When mesh kits were first developed and marketed in the U.S. in the mid 2000’s, they came complete with precut mesh and what’s known as a trocar. What are trocars? A trocar Read more

By | 2017-01-16T12:47:25+00:00 March 14th, 2016|FDA News|11 Comments

Have You Filed Your FDA Adverse Event Report Concerning Surgical Mesh?

MND, November 17, 2015 ~ This woman did one year ago. She found the MAUDE database inside the FDA.  Here is the URL for her anonymous report she made after receiving the Gynecare (J&J) Prolift mesh kit.  See it  here.   You can also go to MedWatch and report your Read more

By | 2018-07-08T16:51:37+00:00 November 17th, 2015|FDA News, Take Action|4 Comments

Hello July- A Long, Hot Summer of Waiting

Heirloom tomatoes, Florida Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, also known as Mesh News Desk (MND). It is a long hot summer and so far those many bellwether lawsuits the mesh community had been promised are rescheduled or off the schedule entirely.  While the heat is good Read more

By | 2014-07-06T16:27:25+00:00 July 6th, 2014|Welcome|30 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Bruce Rosenberg and '64 LeMans convertible MND, Jan. 6, 2014 ~ Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that Read more

By | 2016-03-23T11:15:39+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Hernia Mesh Injuries, News, Patient Profiles|201 Comments