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Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

Judge Diane M. Kottmyer Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case Read more

By | 2014-07-09T16:48:10+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Legal News|50 Comments

Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

Dr. C. Twiss, Urologist, U of Az. Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a subspecialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied Read more

By | 2013-10-30T09:29:22+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Medical News|32 Comments

Biofilm Protects Bacteria and Causes Chronic Infection

Biofilm cluster, UC Berkeley University of California, Berkeley researchers hope to attack something called biofilms, which house bacterial infections protecting them from antibiotics. New research using a super-resolution light microscopy,  reveals how bacteria forms communities and a protective coat called a biofilm. Researchers say the tenacious bacteria and Read more

By | 2013-09-22T17:57:42+00:00 September 22nd, 2013|Medical News|7 Comments

When Family Members Suffer – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Aaron Leigh Horton Your Call to be a Mesh Warrior July 21, 2013,   by Aaron Leigh Horton,   themeshwarrior@gmail.com For many of us, family members of those implanted with transvaginal mesh, life is now largely about watching someone we love writhe in unendurable pain for days on end, staying Read more

By | 2013-07-25T15:05:21+00:00 July 25th, 2013|News, Patient Profiles|67 Comments

Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

Removed hernia mesh plug, Dr. Kevin Peterson November 28, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been updating pages on mesh used for hernia repair. Unlike transvaginal mesh, also made of plastic polypropylene, there is no Health Notification or Safety Warning on hernia mesh. That Read more

By | 2012-11-28T21:20:02+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|100 Comments

Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in 'Attack Mode' Over Mesh Complications

Sept 25, 2012 ~ A recent news release from an ObGyn in Minneapolis shows that at least he is on the offensive when it comes to mesh injuries. The doctor doesn’t let the facts get in the way. For some reason the doctor, an Ob/Gyn at Oakdale Obstetrics & Gynecology Read more

By | 2012-09-25T16:21:44+00:00 September 25th, 2012|Legal News|6 Comments

What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

September 19, 2012 ~ Last January, after a five-fold increase in complications was noted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning synthetic mesh used in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the FDA ordered mesh makers to find out why. At the Read more

By | 2017-04-20T12:55:49+00:00 September 19th, 2012|FDA News|5 Comments

Dollars and Sense? Saving Money on Hernia Mesh

  Money graphic, WikiCommons “Application of Evidence-Based Value Analysis: Standardization of Surgical Mesh Products” In this White Paper, Winifred Hayes, a medical efficiency analyst, known as, “Your Outsourced Research Partner,” tells hospitals how to save money buying hernia mesh by being more efficient. Problem: In the case of Read more

By | 2012-09-17T23:38:29+00:00 September 17th, 2012|Featured, Hernia Mesh Injuries|1 Comment

Dr. Wei Talks (continue) Part 2

On July 13, 2011 the FDA issued a Safety Communication (here) which says:  FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse The FDA is issuing this update to inform you that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair Read more

By | 2012-07-12T17:21:16+00:00 July 12th, 2012|Medical News|11 Comments