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Women file lawsuits against makers of transvaginal mesh
Lori Eggenberg thought the surgery she was having to correct urinary incontinence was the newest, most advanced, minimally invasive procedure available. Her doctor used transvaginal mesh to lift up her bladder. It turned out to be her worst nightmare. Lori’s
Woman’s suffering leads to foundation for women with transvaginal mesh complications
Less than a month after Teresa Sawyer was implanted with transvaginal mesh to treat urinary incontinence, she began having complications. “I started getting deathly ill,” she says. “I literally thought I was dying. My immune system just plummeted and I
Canadian women launch website to raise awareness of risks with transvaginal mesh
Canadian Marika English was in so much pain from a bladder sling device to correct urinary incontinence that she paid $30,000 for a doctor in California to remove it.
South Dakota woman awarded $3.35 million in transvaginal mesh lawsuit
A New Jersey jury is recommending Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon pay a South Dakota woman $3.35 million for failing to warn her doctor of the serious risks associated with the companies’ transvaginal mesh device. The verdict was
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
FDA approves Botox for the treatment of overactive bladder
Botox, the drug injected into the forehead to plump out wrinkles, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot tolerate or cannot be helped with other drugs for the condition.
Lawsuits filed against transvaginal mesh manufacturer
Ninety-one women have filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin’s St. Clair County Circuit Court against American Medical Systems alleging that transvaginal mesh implanted in their bodies to treat urinary incontinence has not worked as promised and instead caused them physical and
Study looks at new treatments for urinary incontinence
Botox and an implantable device known as InterStim are being tested as new therapies to treat urinary incontinence in women.
New iPhone, iPad app helps people manage their urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a medical disorder that many women keep to themselves until symptoms become so bothersome they eventually talk to their doctors. Now, a newly released iPhone and iPad app can help millions of people discretely manage their urinary