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The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

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 Read more

By | 2018-06-05T10:53:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Featured|10 Comments

Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

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 Read more

By | 2013-07-02T12:27:15+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|FDA News|2 Comments

Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

Linda Felts 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." Read more

By | 2013-03-25T15:02:11+00:00 March 25th, 2013|Media Reports|10 Comments

A Nonsurgical Way to Correct Incontinence?

Carolyn Upton, incontinence study,  KING-TV, Seattle 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. Read more

By | 2012-10-30T22:34:02+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Medical News|0 Comments

Vitamin D and Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women

Vitamin D Walgreens 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 Read more

By | 2012-10-09T00:52:33+00:00 October 9th, 2012|Medical News|1 Comment

Recalled Bard Avaulta Mesh Sold on EBay

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 Read more

By | 2012-09-10T23:34:42+00:00 September 10th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

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

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 Read more

By | 2012-08-30T22:46:57+00:00 August 30th, 2012|Featured|3 Comments

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

August 9, 2012, by Amy Gezon ~ 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 Read more

By | 2012-08-09T23:40:32+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Op-Ed|4 Comments

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

Mesh Protest in California 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 Read more

By | 2012-07-05T22:09:34+00:00 July 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|40 Comments