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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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Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US

Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US June 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia man is the latest Canadian to report complications with surgical abdominal mesh, and will likely join hundreds of other Canadian hernia surgery patients in a class action lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Physiomesh.
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Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh: Life Altering

Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh: Life Altering December 14, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Nova Scotia, Canada Linda had two surgeries following an Avaulta transvaginal mesh implant for pelvic organ prolapse. The first surgery was an attempt to remove the mesh, but it was unsuccessful. Linda then opted for a hysterectomy, again to try and remove the mesh because she suffered so much pain and discomfort.
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MRI Health Risks May Extend Beyond MRI Contrast Agent

MRI Health Risks May Extend Beyond MRI Contrast Agent August 29, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Halifax, NS There is no question that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is safer from a radiation standpoint than CT scan. In fact, MRI uses no radiation at all but rather a magnetic field to produce an image. The danger for some patients lies in the MRI contrast agent, which contains gadolinium, and which patients with kidney disease are unable to efficiently expel from their bodies. For these patients, MRI dialysis is vital.
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Concern Remains Over Aircraft Wiring

Concern Remains Over Aircraft Wiring September 3, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Peggy's Cove, NS It was 10 years ago this month that Swissair Flight 111 bound from New York to Geneva plunged into the ocean off sleepy Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, killing all 229 people on board. The investigation into the plane crash took some 19 months, and five years before a final report was issued, issuing 23 recommendations to prevent a similar plane crash from happening again.
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Zyprexa: Another Link to Diabetes

September 19, 2006. By Jane Mundy.
Truro, NS In September 2005, Mary Allen was hospitalized and treated for manic depression. She was given Zyprexa. "I was never told about any side effects," she says. "My doctor nor I knew at the time of any correlation between Zyprexa and diabetes.
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