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Transvaginal Mesh Warnings to be Strengthened in Scotland at the Urging of Mesh-Injured

The Sunday Mail Scotland is making changes in the way the public is warned about transvaginal mesh. The Scottish Parliament set up a transvaginal mesh working group in May 2013. Last week the TVM working group met with the Minister for Health and Well Being. Scotland’s Health Minister [...]

By |2013-10-01T18:05:03-04:00October 1st, 2013|Media Reports|5 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 [...]

By |2013-07-25T15:05:21-04:00July 25th, 2013|News, Patient Profiles|67 Comments

Bard Opening Arguments in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case

Henry Garrard III July 9, 2013 ~“Our job together is to figure out the facts. Trust is a sacred and powerful thing. Although a corporation may be doing good work, if you find they failed in warning, making and manufacturing this device, you must hold them accountable.” That [...]

By |2013-07-09T22:18:03-04:00July 9th, 2013|Legal News|4 Comments

Carpenter v. American Medical Systems Trial Delayed

Stewart Albertson, Albertson & Davidson May 8, 2013 ~ The trial of Marion Carpenter v. American Medical Systems which was scheduled to begin in San Bernardino California, May 13th, has been delayed until January or February of 2014. Attorney Stewart Albertson tells MDND that decision was made by [...]

By |2013-05-08T15:16:46-04:00May 8th, 2013|Legal News|4 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 |2013-01-22T23:07:59-05:00January 22nd, 2013|Legal News|1 Comment

Beverly Martiniano Wants to Give Thanks After Mesh Removal

Beverly Martiniano (in pink) surrounded by family December 7, 2012 ~  Beverly Martiniano talked to MDND earlier this year about her encounter with synthetic transvaginal mesh. Back then she was waiting until October when she would turn 65 and qualify for Medicare and mesh removal after suffering mesh [...]

By |2012-12-07T20:55:26-05:00December 7th, 2012|Your Turn|14 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

Kathleen: Questions to Ask Before Mesh Removal

Mesh after removal 'Kathleen' (not her real name which she doesn't want to use because of litigation)  is a regular reader of MDND and has some suggestions on the questions to ask of doctors before a mesh removal procedure.  She has had her mesh removed and met with [...]

By |2012-04-02T18:01:04-04:00April 2nd, 2012|Your Turn|116 Comments