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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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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

Op-Ed: Dr. Shezad Malik on Doctors and Transvaginal Mesh

Dr. Shezad Malik, MD, JD Op-Ed: Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm http://www.shezadmalik.com/ Dr. Malik is a cardiologist and now an attorney in Dallas who heads his own law firm. He is board certified in internal medicine and was a practicing cardiologist for 10 years. In 2003 he decided Read more

By | 2013-07-02T17:50:59+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Op-Ed|3 Comments

Day 26: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Jury Asks for Ms. Gross Testimony from Trial

Linda Gross Thanks again to Courtroom View Network for access to this trial! February 21, 2013 ~ On this Day 26 of the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial, the jury took this second full day of deliberations to ask the court to re-read Ms. Gross's testimony from her Read more

By | 2013-02-21T17:47:07+00:00 February 21st, 2013|Legal News|2 Comments

Day 7: Gross v Ethicon, Discredit the Expert

January 18, 2013 ~ Thanks again to Courtroom View Network (CVN) for the courtroom access and images. Dr. Anne Weber was qualified as an expert witness for plaintiff Linda Gross on Thursday. Friday, January 18, was Day 7 of the trial of  Linda Gross v Ethicon in Superior Court of Read more

By | 2013-01-18T22:47:55+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Legal News|6 Comments

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 Read more

By | 2012-12-07T20:55:26+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Your Turn|13 Comments

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

Suffering in Silence: Amy Gezon Tells FDA Panel Boston Scientific Mesh Sling Devastated Her with Pain

Amy Gezon is a 43-year-old mother of 3 from Salt Lake City, Utah and the wife of an emergency room doctor at the VA medical center. She studied nursing in college, graduated with  a degree in exercise sports science and is currently pursuing a masters degree in mental Read more

By | 2011-09-29T17:54:13+00:00 September 29th, 2011|News, Patient Profiles|22 Comments