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Female Urinary Incontinence: Know the Non-Mesh Alternatives

Mesh Medical Device News Desk ~ By Dr. Una Lee, MD, Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center, Bellevue, Washington State  Image: Dr. Una Lee, MD, urology, Virginia Mason  It is important for all women to be educated on how their urinary tract works and options that exist when problems occur. [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:10:38-04:00May 15th, 2019|Medical News|6 Comments

Day 8: Linda Gross v Ethicon, Prolift Launched Under FDA Radar

Dr. Peggy Pence, Courtesy CVN January 22, 2013 ~ Much thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to the live court proceedings and graphics shown to the jury. The Prolift surgical mesh did not undergo any FDA approval before it was marketed in March 2005. Last June Ethicon, [...]

By |2013-01-22T23:07:59-04:00January 22nd, 2013|Legal News|1 Comment

Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

Pat Buchanan from KING TV November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in [...]

By |2012-11-25T22:53:46-04:00November 25th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|22 Comments

Consumer Alert- Walks Like News, Quacks Like News- Must be News? Wrong

Op-Ed - June 19, 2012 ~ Editors Note- * -As someone who worked in the mainstream news for 25 years I know how it used to work. That was before the 500 channel universe and all eyeballs abandoned newspapers to go online. But the profitable business models for [...]

By |2012-06-19T17:55:22-04:00June 19th, 2012|Op-Ed|1 Comment

Sick of Suffering in Silence

MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre    A story before I tell this story.  I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine "In These Times."  I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn't much [...]

By |2012-03-19T23:22:45-04:00March 19th, 2012|Featured|17 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 - Editors Note: I attended the Food and Drug Administration expert panel convened on September 8 & 9, 2011 to listen to patients and industry as well as surgeons who use pelvic mesh to treat incontinence and pelvic floor weakness in women and hernias in [...]

By |2011-09-16T20:15:14-04:00September 16th, 2011|News, Patient Profiles|8 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Janet Holt

Janet Holt, 54, has lived on a Floresville, Texas cattle ranch with her husband for 20 years. The couple saved and scrimped over the years to open a chain of restaurants. Four years ago and days away from opening their fifth restaurant, Janet says she was faced with [...]

By |2011-08-11T17:40:53-04:00August 11th, 2011|News, Patient Profiles|0 Comments