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Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

Grimm fairy tale, 1852, Snow White, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene "tape" or "hammocks," are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only [...]

By |2017-09-22T17:14:04-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

Informed Consent – What We Are Learning

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 18, 2017 ~ What are we learning about Informed Consent?  Almost all medical bodies agree informed consent, sharing information about pros and cons of a procedure to educate a patient, is important!   But what is informed consent when it comes to pelvic and [...]

By |2017-08-19T15:00:52-04:00August 19th, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

What Should Informed Consent Look Like?

Grimm fairy tale, 1852, Snow White, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ What is informed consent? If you had to advise others, what should true "informed consent" look like prior to transvaginal or hernia mesh surgery?   What have you learned after the fact?  [...]

By |2016-10-04T10:40:52-04:00August 15th, 2016|Op-Ed|14 Comments

Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

MND Editor, Jane Akre Mesh News Desk readers frequently share what they've been told during the consultation process with a doctor who is encouraging them to have a mesh implant as a treatment for incontinence or prolapse.  Unfortunately the stories have not changed much since this story first [...]

By |2016-03-23T12:13:31-04:00March 17th, 2016|News|106 Comments

C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

Bard Avaulta October 8, 2014 - Readers of Mesh News Desk have been wondering why there has been no news on the C.R. Bard front while other mesh manufacturers are quietly settling pelvic mesh-injury cases. Bloomberg reports an agreement has been reached between lawyers and C.R. Bard to [...]

By |2014-10-08T13:30:33-04:00October 8th, 2014|News|112 Comments

Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Linda Batiste v John Robert McNabb M.D. and Ethicon Inc., and Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection was completed Monday, March 17,  in a Dallas courtroom in the case of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson (13-cv-04800). This will be the second case that goes to trial in a state [...]

By |2014-03-18T13:14:09-04:00March 18th, 2014|Legal News|5 Comments

Vaginal Mesh and English Law

Oliver Thorne, solicitor UK Michelmores by Oliver Thorne, Michelmores law firm UK http://www.michelmores.com/ Vaginal Mesh and English Law There is a storm brewing over the Atlantic. With multi-million pound settlements and awards being secured in U.S. mesh claims, a picture is beginning to emerge of the global spread [...]

By |2013-11-11T15:11:17-05:00November 11th, 2013|Op-Ed|13 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 [...]

By |2013-10-30T09:29:22-04:00October 30th, 2013|Medical News|32 Comments

Q&A: Dr. Anthony Visco, AUGS President

Dr. Anthony Visco, AUGS April 3, 2013 ~ Dr. Anthony Visco is Chief of Urogynecology at Duke Univ. Medical Center and President of AUGS.  The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) was founded in 1979 and is a professional organization of 1,400 physicians and allied health professionals who care for [...]

By |2016-09-25T17:18:23-04:00March 31st, 2013|Featured|22 Comments