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Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection Read more

By | 2014-10-28T13:37:03+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Medical News|2 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

New Zealand Reports of Mesh Injuries, Hundreds Respond

  Carmel Berry, mesh injured in New Zealand October 29, 2012 ~ The New Zealand Herald reports in a series of articles by Chloe Johnson, on the outcome of mesh surgeries in that country. Specifically Johnson profiles 18-year-old Samantha Wiggins. In "Dance Dreams Crushed by Mesh," Johnson reports Read more

By | 2012-10-29T21:13:15+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Media Reports|8 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

Breaking News! Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Plans to Pull Plug on Four Transvaginal Meshes!

June 4, 2012 ~ Breaking news!  Bloomberg is reporting (here) that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has requested the paperwork to stop selling four different types of transvaginal mesh in the face of hundreds of lawsuits. The Ethicon unit of J & J told a federal judge in West Virginia that Read more

By | 2012-06-04T22:21:07+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Legal News|9 Comments

Pelvic Mesh: A Story of Social Injustice in Public Health

Amy Gezon by Amy Gezon, August 19, 2011 *Editors Note *  Amy Gezon allowed me to reprint this story that appeared in Yahoo News. It has many resources and is a great primer on the issues! Thanks Amy!! On July 13, 2011 the United States Food and Drug Read more

By | 2012-05-25T16:19:50+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Op-Ed|4 Comments

Beverly Martiniano: Suffering in Silence and Waiting Until October

Cousin Julia and Beverly Martiniano October 1, 2012 is an important day for Beverly Martiniano. It’s her 65th birthday, yes. But it is also the day she qualifies for Medicare allowing her to take the first step to have several synthetic surgical meshes removed from her body that Read more

By | 2012-03-27T23:24:56+00:00 March 27th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|20 Comments

Why I am Disgusted with Everything Mesh!

*Editors Note: “Betty” wrote this opinion piece. She is a woman who is represented by a lawyer who does not want her speaking up but she still wants to express herself so is doing so anonymously. Many women and men feel the same way. They want to share their experience Read more

By | 2012-03-09T13:13:20+00:00 March 9th, 2012|Op-Ed|2 Comments