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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Rectocele, a form of POP, Image from FDA Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You've heard the term "pelvic organ prolapse" and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic [...]

By |2016-08-17T13:12:58-04:00August 17th, 2016|Mesh Reading Room Resource|4 Comments

POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating [...]

By |2014-08-15T15:12:01-04:00August 15th, 2014|Featured, Morcellator Injuries|4 Comments

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 |2012-11-25T22:53:46-05:00November 25th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|22 Comments

Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Teresa Hughes and police officer, London Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left [...]

By |2012-11-05T21:23:04-05:00November 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|80 Comments

Kathleen on Life after Hysterectomy

Oct 31, 2012 ~  “Kathleen,” not her real name in that she is involved in litigation, wants everyone to understand what a hysterectomy really means. Too often women find out after the fact… Thanks Kathleen!! "It is just so important that a woman knows what exactly is going to happen [...]

By |2012-10-31T14:39:26-04:00October 31st, 2012|Your Turn|0 Comments

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

Sheri Ragan Still Suffering from Biologic Hernia Mesh

Sheri Ragan Sheri Ragan is playing the waiting game - waiting for a hospital in Ormond Beach, Florida to decide when and if it will take Medicaid so she can have an infected biologic mesh implant removed by the doctor of her choice. At 42, Ragan still doesn’t [...]

By |2012-02-03T15:35:39-05:00February 3rd, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, News, Patient Profiles|60 Comments