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Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

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“Estelle Tasz, 38, sat on the plane heading to St. Louis for her second pelvic mesh removal in as many months. She had surgery one month earlier at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for removal of her transvaginal mesh, a TVT retropubic sling made by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). However, one hour [continue reading…]

The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

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THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United States.  (The term “510(k)” [continue reading…]

Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

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July 2, 2013 ~ Many of you may be aware that the entire pursuit of lawsuits against mesh manufacturers began two years ago this month with the issuance of a safety warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concerning transvaginal mesh. FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of [continue reading…]

Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

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March 25, 2013~ First Coast News Jacksonville has just aired the latest mesh complication story at its Gannett station. See the story here. “The pain was severe enough that I couldn’t stay still on the bed.”  “It just became unbearable.  I went into seclusion from this.“ These are some of the comments from the [continue reading…]

A Nonsurgical Way to Correct Incontinence?

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October 30, 2012 ~ KING5.com, a Television station in Seattle, reports on a new, non-surgical method to treat urinary incontinence. (here) About 13 million American women suffer incontinence and many who turned to surgery are featured in the Patient Profiles on MDND. Often the choice of a polypropylene mesh to hold up the bladder [continue reading…]

Vitamin D and Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women

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October 8, 2012 ~  The purpose of this evaluation was to determine if vitamin D deficiency was linked to women with pelvic floor disorders. (here) Using data from the 2005 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York looked at vitamin D levels [continue reading…]

Recalled Bard Avaulta Mesh Sold on EBay

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September 10, 2012 ~ You can buy almost anything on eBay, right? Even transvaginal mesh that has been taken off the market? DrugWatch (here) reports that the Bard Avaulta polypropylene mesh has shown up on an eBay auction including a Plus Posterior mesh. You could buy it for $50 and two Anterior support System [continue reading…]

Mesh Lawsuit Victor, Christine Scott Establishes 'Mesh Gone Wrong' Website

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She is the first woman to have successfully sued a surgical mesh manufacturer. Last month, Christine Scott, 53, and her husband were awarded $5.5 million by a Bakersfield, California jury for the injuries she suffered after being implanted with a synthetic vaginal mesh. The manufacturer, C.R. Bard announced immediately it would sue. The jury [continue reading…]

Shortcomings of Vaginal Mesh Do Not Add Up – Are Docs Paying Attention?

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August 9, 2012, by Amy Gezon ~ In the weeks preceding the first landmark settlement against the manufacturers of surgical mesh implants used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (here) published an article promoting the prophylactic use of mesh slings [continue reading…]

Suffering in Silence No More: Lisa Pashenee Takes Her Vaginal Mesh Protest Public

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Lisa Elford-Pashenee was mad as heck and didn’t want to take it anymore. She was tired of unresolved questions about her vaginal mesh complications, about a succession of doctors who denied she had a problem, and about a California HMO that denied her a referral to a doctor who could help remove the mesh. [continue reading…]

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