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Is Abdominal Mesh Overused?

Is Abdominal Mesh Overused? October 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: A recent hernia mesh lawsuit was filed at the end of September in Louisiana by a plaintiff who underwent surgical repair for a hernia a year ago this month, only to experience surgical mesh side effects that necessitated revision surgery just six months later. The Bard Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh, manufactured by C.R. Bard (Bard) and Davol Inc. (Davol), is alleged to have left plaintiff Richard Stipelcovich in “excruciating” abdominal pain.
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Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire”

Transvaginal Mesh “Like Being Cut with a Cheese Wire” October 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK: An exhaustive story in The Guardian (08/31/17) sheds some interesting sidelights into transvaginal mesh side effects, an issue that has proven to mushroom in size and breadth since the advent of transvaginal mesh, or TVM mesh repair for various health issues affecting a wide cross section of women at middle age. The number of plaintiffs having filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit has mushroomed in kind: The Guardian reports that no fewer than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed in the US alone by women alleging TVM mesh complications.
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Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin”

Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin” September 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Sydney, AU: An Australian transvaginal mesh inquiry underway involves complaints that would make good copy for a vulgar tabloid. One victim testified how she was told the mesh would make her feel like a “16-year-old virgin”. But if it takes sensational accounts such as these to make more women aware of transvaginal mesh side effects, all the better. These women are heroic for sharing such personal details.
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Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit

Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit September 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A surgical mesh lawsuit plaintiff whose case fell to a defense verdict at trial, may nonetheless come away with something after the trial judge granted the plaintiff’s petition for damages. The manufacturer of the pelvic mesh involved, Ethicon Inc. (Ethicon), has appealed the judge’s ruling that the matter can progress to a damage hearing. In so doing, Kimberly Adkins’ case has been revived, at least for now.
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Irish TVM Manufacturer Announces Settlement Pool worth $775 Million

Irish TVM Manufacturer Announces Settlement Pool worth $775 Million September 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dublin, IRELAND: A decision last month by a Dublin-based manufacturer of transvaginal mesh to wind up all known US claims associated with transvaginal mesh complications flew under the radar, but is nonetheless worth three-quarters of a billion dollars.
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“The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim

“The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim August 29, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: Linda has been suffering from debilitating pain since she had routine abdominal mesh surgery. “I was better off before surgery with a little discomfort. Now I find out, too late, that some of the mesh is defective,” she says. “And to make me even angrier, studies show that not all hernias need surgery. I should have sat this one out…
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Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees”

Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” August 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dartmouth, NS: It might be argued that an 86-year-old individual shouldn’t be spending his twilight years suffering debilitating pain and surgical mesh complications from an allegedly defective surgical product. But such is the fate of a Canadian man who alleges that Ethicon Physiomesh, which has been recalled by Health Canada, is responsible for his suffering.
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Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed

Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed August 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The lone transvaginal mesh lawsuit won by manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in the Philadelphia pelvic mesh mass tort was short-lived, after the judge overseeing the case in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granted the plaintiff’s post-trial motion for a damages hearing.
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Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice

Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice July 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: Since undergoing abdominal mesh surgery four years ago, Dale has experienced more pain than he did before the mesh was used to repair a hernia. “I get severe pain in the area of my hernia repair and sometimes a burning feeling but I never knew what was causing it, and neither did my doctor,” he says. These symptoms and more are similar to other abdominal mesh victims who needed revision surgery to remove it—or some of it.
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Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled

Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled July 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: A myriad of issues with regard to Ethicon Physiomesh and the accompanying Ethicon Physiomesh complaints were partially responsible for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, triggering a market recall of their product last year.
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