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Victims of transvaginal mesh hold rally to raise awareness
Victims of transvaginal mesh rallied outside Saskatoon City Hospital in Canada this week to raise awareness of the dangerous side effects that can occur from surgical mesh used to treat common pelvic floor conditions including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
Some transvaginal mesh injuries are destroying relationships
Transvaginal mesh implants are designed to correct prolapse and urinary incontinence by creating a sling under the pelvic organs and bladder to keep them in place. But instead of improved health and quality of life, 10 percent of transvaginal mesh
Transvaginal mesh complications leave some women facing lifetime of injury
One in 10 women implanted with transvaginal mesh to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) will develop complications, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For women who have had a successful implant, life
Transvaginal mesh victim says she would never have had surgery if she had known the risks
Lynne Thyne, a 52-year-old mother of two teenagers, one of whom has muscular dystrophy with associated learning difficulties, says she would never have taken a risk with her health due to her family commitments. Yet, following a hysterectomy with a
Canadian woman injured by transvaginal mesh seeks corrective surgery in California
Because transvaginal mesh is designed to become incorporated with surrounding tissue, removing the device after it has been surgically implanted to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary continence (SUI) can be extremely difficult, and in some cases impossible.
Study links vaginal cleansers, lubricants to yeast, bacterial infections
Cleansers, lubricants and petroleum jelly used by women intravaginally can cause yeast and bacterial infections that damage vaginal tissue and increase a woman’s chances of contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, chlamydia and HIV, a new study suggests.
Jury awards $7.76 million punitive damages to plaintiff in first transvaginal mesh trial
ATLANTIC CIY, NJ–The first transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit to go to trial ended Thursday with a jury award of $7.76 million in punitive damages to the plaintiff.
Jury sides with plaintiff in first transvaginal mesh case against Johnson & Johnson
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey–A New Jersey Superior Court jury passed a verdict Monday in favor of a South Dakota woman who sought damages from Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Ethicon for serious injuries she allegedly received from a
Women say transvaginal mesh left them in worse shape than before surgery
Lynn Waits experienced severe pain and bleeding immediately after surgery in 2008 where she was implanted with transvaginal mesh to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic collapse caused by childbirth. The incision doctors made next to her vagina never fully healed
Website provides support for victims of transvaginal mesh
Teresa Sawyer was told the procedure to implant transvaginal mesh to treat urinary incontinence was routine, and she would be back up and running in just a matter of days. Three years and four surgeries later, Teresa says she is