Women urged to speak up on painful transvaginal mesh implant side effects
A Victorian health consumer group has conducted the first comprehensive survey of Australian women who have been treated with transvaginal mesh implants.
The Health Issues Centre says it has received more than 1,850 responses in just six weeks, with …
Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh
Victims of TVM mesh side effects describe similar complaints, as the edges of TVM mesh become intertwined with internal tissues and organs, or push up against the vaginal wall and actually – in some cases – protrude through the vaginal wall, resulting …
Mum’s agony after operation that was meant to help her
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
Karen Downie has suffered chronic pain due to a vaginal mesh implant she had inserted in 2009.
A class action lawsuit is now underway against manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and AMS.
How a vaginal mesh implant destroyed a woman’s life
Jan Maessen says her life has been destroyed by what she was told was “a simple operation”.
Thirteen years ago, she had a mesh implanted to treat a prolapsed bowel and bladder.
But it left her in chronic, debilitating pain with numbness in her groin …
Women Claim This Surgery Has Cost Them Their Happiness, Their Sex Lives, And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars
A Senate inquiry launched in February will hear from women affected by the implants and doctors, and will also examine the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) “knowledge of women suffering from health problems after having transvaginal mesh …
Lawyer Who Won $20MM For His Client Says We Are Facing “The Greatest Women’s Health Crisis Of Our Time”
The 53-year-old is one of more than 700 Australian women registered for a class action against the maker of the mesh, Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), which will go to trial on July 4.
The polypropylene implant … Urogynaecological meshes …
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In the U.S. and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implants, with many requiring multiple surgeries to have the mesh removed.
Vaginal mesh was widely used in pelvic surgeries despite a lack of long term data …
Transvaginal Mesh Complications & Risks
Many companies, both American and worldwide, manufacture transvaginal mesh.
It is typically made from synthetic materials, though animal tissue has been used as well.
One manufacturer of this mesh is Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
Thousands of women left in agony after ‘gold standard’ surgery
And while Australia is treating transvaginal mesh as “one of the greatest medical scandals and abuses of mothers” in the nation’s history, Fitt and many others are wondering how the mesh crisis — which has led to 127,000 lawsuits in the States alone …
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal – LawyersandSettlements.com
Richmond, VA A transvaginal mesh lawsuit against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific has been dismissed by an appellate panel, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Martha Carlson could not adequately prove that Boston Scientific Corp. Original post
$20M AWARDED IN ETHICON TVT MESH LAWSUIT – Legal Examiner
A state court jury in Philadelphia has returned a $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, including punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturer over problems with the Ethicon TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh. The 12-member … Full story
Scottish transvaginal mesh implant review ‘has implications for clinical practice across the UK’, says physio – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The case for specialist physiotherapists to be more involved in treating women with pelvic dysfunction has been strengthened by the long-awaited publication of an independent review into the use of transvaginal mesh implants, Frontline has learned. Full story
Perth mum enduring nightmare after transvaginal mesh implant – Community Newspaper Group
SINGLE mother Sue Turner breaks down in tears when she speaks about the devastating health effects a transvaginal mesh implant has had on her life. In 2005 Miss Turner (54), who lives in Perth’s southern suburbs, suffered a pelvic organ prolapse after …Newcastle Herald Full story