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Vaginal Mesh Hotline, Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Lawyers

The Vaginal Mesh Hotline at the  vaginalmeshhelpline.com, the pink site is a nationwide resource for women with vaginal mesh complications. This helpline offer support, a vaginal mesh doctor and a recently launched Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Network. They are there for you 24hrs, 7days by dialing 1 877 522-2123

Vaginal Mesh Helpline is Launching a National Campaign To Reach All Women With A Vaginal Mesh For Help Locate a Doctor and A Lawyer
The Vaginal Mesh Helpline speaks to woman daily about the horrors of the vaginal mesh. They can help you locate a doctor and a lawyer. They want you to know you are not alone. The statutes for many states are running close.

 (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

Vaginal Mesh Helpline has launched a national campaign to reach out to all women with a vaginal mesh. Many women need a doctor and an experienced empathetic lawyer. The Vaginal Mesh Helpline is supervised by a medical social worker who is ready to answer your questions regarding the legal and medical issues. The helpline speaks to women on a daily basis and the stories are horrific. "Many women are just realizing their pain and suffering is from the mesh. They need help with a doctor and a lawyer.They need justice and to know they are not alone;that their symptoms are real," Says L Spitzer MSW the mesh spokesperson. "The mesh has ruined lives, marriages and families. The helpline offers support, medical referral and a lawyer network for the mesh lawsuits for all mesh devices: vaginal mesh, bladder sling or any related device for SUI, uterine, bladder or bowel prolapse. "it is a mesh" says the helpline spokesperson."

The vaginal mesh helpline female medical social worker speaks to women every day who should be taking legal action. They should be seeing a doctor who will help them, not necessarily the doctor who put the mesh in. Many women do not even know their symptoms are from the mesh and need help. Women do not know who to turn to and trust. They are there to help you.

Vaginal Mesh Helpline must speak to every woman with a vaginal mesh to discuss the Multi District litigation currently taking place and assist in filing a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit. The clock is ticking and your state's Statute of Limitations may be running close. We do not want you to be left out. You must see a doctor and get confirmation you have a failed mesh and begin the process of filing a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit immediately. Some states have only a few months left. The Vaginal Mesh Helpline wants women to call today if you have been to a doctor and have been told you need revision surgery or mesh removal or have had revision surgery or a mesh removed. Call us if you have not been to a doctor and have symptoms of severe pain, pain during sexual intercourse, increased urinary incontinence, inability or difficulty in voiding, infection, bleeding, and the other symptoms presented on http://www.vaginalmeshhelpline.com "the pink site". "Women do not want to be left out of getting justice for the pain they have been thru." This is a a site that will locate a vaginal mesh lawyer for you and give you guidance for locating a doctor. Vaginalmeshhelpline.com, the pink site is the best vaginal mesh resource we have seen to date for locating a lawyer and a doctor.

The helpline reinforces and wants you to remember that every state has its own time limit for filing lawsuits called the Statute of Limitations. The manufacturers of the vaginal mesh implants have a right to have lawsuits dismissed or decided in their favor regardless of the injuries if the lawsuit is not filed in time to comply with the statute of limitations. 1 877 522-2123 "The Pink Site"

The Vaginal Mesh Helpline has become a well known resource for women. We hear about it from lawyers, doctors and on char forums.

If you have been injured by a vaginal mesh we suggest you call the helpline now at 1 877 522-2123

Pradaxa Breaking News, Pradaxa lawyers, Pradaxa Lawsuits, Pradaxa Bleeding

Pradaxa has warnings for excessive bleeding. Pradaxa Helpline is concerned about Pradaxa and the elderly

The Pradaxa Helpline Has Pradaxa Lawyers to Help You

   LONDON | Fri May 25, 2012 6:07am EDT

(Reuters) – Doctors and patients should be given clearer guidance on how to avoid bleeding risks when using Boehringer Ingelheim's new stroke prevention pill Pradaxa, European regulators said on Friday.

The European Medicines Agency said data continued to confirm the positive benefit-risk balance of the anticoagulant medicine, despite cases of fatal bleeding, but advice on the risks should be strengthened.

Pradaxa is the first in a new class of medicines aimed at replacing the old and problematic drug warfarin. It is designed for use after hip and knee surgery and to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heartbeat common among the elderly.

Rival drugs include Xarelto, from Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, and Eliquis, from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.

       Pradaxa is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants effect the clotting time of the blood. Pradaxa is described as  a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can cause blood clots to form, increasing your risk of a stroke. Pradaxa lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. There is a chnce of excessive bleeding on Pradaxa that can be fatal.

We can locate a Pradaxa lawyer to help you:

Silicone Breast Implant Claims Lawyers, Silicone Breast Implant Class Action

Breast implant Class Action lawyers Helping women with Dow Corning, Mentor and other Silicone breast implant claims.

Silicone breast implants caused silicone toxicity and Immune deficiency diseases with symptoms of:

  • Muscle Pain -Upper arms, neck, chest, upper back, thighs, buttocks
  • Joint Pain -hands, feet, toes, elbows
  • Pressure headaches
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sun sensitivity & rash; face, neck & upper chest
  • Hives
  • Intermittent tingling in legs, feet, arms, fingers, right upper back, neck and face
  • Many urinary tract and yeast infections
  • Burning lips, mouth, tongue
  • Dry eyes, nose, mouth, and vagina
  • Nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety

And:

  •     Breast Pain
  •     Upper and Lower Back Pain
  •     dry eyes
  •     joint pain and swelling
  •     myalgias
  •     chronic fatigue
  •     Lupus
  •     numbness and tingling in extremities
  •     photosensitivity
  •     Chemical Sensitivities
  •     Muscle Pain, Stiffness, Unusual Fatigue
  •     Excessive Hair Loss
  •     Achy or Swollen Joints
  •     Extreme fatigue
  •     Skin Rashes
  •     Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •     Polymyositis-Dermatomyositis
  •     Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  •     Scleroderma
  •     Sjogren's syndrome
  •     Anemia
  •     Sensitivity to Sunlight
  •     Kidney Problems
  •     Fever
  •     Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing

Women are still suffering today and settlements are still pending for the Silicone Breast Implant Clas Action. If you currently are registered fo r one of the breast implant settlement manufacturers and need help with your claim call 1 877 522-2123

 

Vaginal mesh Is a Global Pandemic, Vaginal Mesh lawyer

"Transvaginal Mesh Caused Five Years of Hell for Me, My Husband, My Kids"
February 8, 2012, 10:30:00AM. By Jane Mundy  Email to a friendEmail

    Sydney, NS: Leslie was 40 years old in 2007 when she had transvaginal mesh—a TVT sling—implanted. Since that time, she has had at least six MRIs and about a dozen CAT Scans. She has been in and out of the hospital on numerous occasions—including the renal unit for three months—and she couldn't have sex with her husband until last October. "Both my husband and I want to warn women about these transvaginal mesh devices," she says. "I don't think many people realize the devastation this mesh can create."

    "Transvaginal Mesh Caused Five Years of Hell for Me, My Husband, My Kids"Neither Leslie (not her real name) nor her doctor had any idea of the complications associated with TVT slings and transvaginal mesh devices. It wasn't until a year after Leslie's initial surgery when the FDA issued a safety alert, even though manufacturers like American Medical Systems and Bard, the maker of Avaulta, had received more than 1,000 complaints since 2005. Leslie knew her gynecologist was using the TVT but she knew nothing about it, other than that it would "stabilize and hold her bladder," according to her doctor.

    Within just a few weeks of surgery, Leslie had severe pain in her groin and a nasty urinary tract infection. Then she got lower back pain. Then it got a whole lot worse.

    "My blood pressure soared from 120/90 to 210/160 in no time at all, for no apparent reason," says Leslie. "Then I got hyper-pigmentation (not a rash) all over my face, neck and arms. A dermatologist told me it was systemic: something inside me was causing it but he had no idea what it could be. Then my face and ears would flush to beet red and my blood pressure would get so high I had respiratory problems. I couldn't breathe and my heart rate would go as high as 150 bpm when I was sitting down.

    "I went to ER so many times and they chalked it up to the urinary tract infection. Next up, I got edema and within three years I gained about 50 pounds (I am not a big eater and I don't eat junk food—in fact I was very athletic prior to the TVT surgery). My abdomen became so swollen it looked like I was pregnant. My voice became hoarse and then I got esophagus problems; I could never understand where this was coming from. Then I was sent to an ear, nose and throat doctor. Next came blurred vision and I lost my peripheral vision. An optometrist determined it was so bad I couldn't drive anymore. I lost my hearing in my left ear…

    "My husband and I were beside ourselves."

    So what does this all have to do with Leslie's transvaginal mesh surgery? It all links to her immune system. Unfortunately, it took a few years to figure that out. Neither Leslie nor the litany of specialists she saw clued in that the mesh erosion, which almost killed her, was the cause of so much pain, not to mention frustration and financial ruin.

    By December, Leslie's immune system was so poor that her family physician ordered a barium enema. The technician found a large polyp in her colon and she had a colonoscopy right away. They found four massive polyps—but what caused them? Leslie was told that large polyps usually turn into cancer, but they were benign—and that was the only good news she had, right up until the end of 2011.

    "I got so sick that and I couldn't walk up or down my stairs," says Leslie. "I couldn't do the laundry, couldn't do the dishes. I knew I was in serious trouble when I got half way up the stairs and my chest was so tight I couldn't breathe. I tried yelling to my 10-year-old to help me to bed. My husband raced home and I felt a bit better. The next morning I had to go for another barium swallow. This time the technician sent me to ER after he took my blood pressure: it was 240/150, but my respiratory rate was low. My kidneys were not working and no one could understand what was going on.

Vaginal Mesh lawyers are filing lawsuits for Vaginal mesh injury. This appears to be a global issue going all the way to sidney Australia.

The vaginal mesh lawsuits in the U.S.A are starting and you must get a vaginal mesh lawyer to protect your legal rights immediately.  

"An ambulance raced me to the renal unit of Sydney Hospital, where I stayed for three months. Everything was going wrong. At one time my cortisol levels were so high everyone thought I was going to die.

    "My husband and my kids were losing their minds.

    "I had every specialist you could imagine looking at me. They agreed it was systemic and a few doctors knew it was something auto-immune but no one figured it out."

    Leslie was booked for surgery to get cysts removed from her stomach but the surgeon told her she was too sick for surgery and advised that she go home, try to get better and come back in a few months. But when Leslie got home, she almost gave up.

    "Just before I decided to take all the pills on my bedside table, my friend, a nurse, came over and she, along with her neurologist friend, saved my life," explains Leslie, on the verge of tears. "I told her everything and she said, 'It has to do with the TVT surgery,' and insisted that I call a urogynecologist, who specializes in the care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction.

    "By this time we were financially devastated. My husband wasn't working because he was taking care of me, but we had no choice.

    "The urogynecologist did a pelvic exam and right away felt massive erosion. She asked if I had a mesh implanted. Then she did a cystoscopy and determined that the TVT mesh was cutting off the right ureter. Later, she found that the mesh was also cutting off the urethra.

    She said, 'You need surgery, you cannot have a foreign object in an organ.' She said the infection was so bad, 'It is going through your entire system, you need to get it removed now.' That was December 2010.

    "She found the mesh embedded in the urethra but she couldn't remove it. 'This is way above my skill level, I cannot do it,' she told me. But I had some relief from this surgery and I was referred to another specialist, a reconstructive urologist.

    "I had yet another surgery in October 2011. He said the mesh was 'In every place it shouldn't be,' eroded in my colon, bladder, pelvic floor. He said it was one of the biggest surgeries he had ever done.

    "Now I feel infection-free for the first time in five years, and I don't have to take anymore antibiotics. But I'm not out of the woods yet.

    "The reconstructive urologist noticed something on my urethra and he believes it is a piece of mesh. So I have to go back in three weeks. My bladder still isn't right; it takes a long time to empty and I can't hold my urine, I have no muscle left in my bladder. So I have to undergo yet another surgery.

    "I started to feel better and had enough energy to research transvaginal mesh online. I looked for FDA warnings and found so many women going through these problems. And I am furious.

    "My husband and I also found the TVM attorney online. Right now our fight is to get me better and my attorney can go after the TVT and TVM manufacturer. My attorney has all my medical records including the lot number of the TVT sling.

    "My kids and husband have lost so much because of this. Everyone needs to know that these companies are using us as guinea pigs. When I found out about the 501(k), how these medical device makers can put products on the market without clinical trials, I cried my heart out. How could the FDA allow this?

    "My attorney said it is OK for me to talk about this. I just want people to know the hell I have gone through; I want this taken off the market, forever."

Women Filing nationwide Vaginal mesh lawsuits, vaginal Mesh lawyers

The vaginal mesh has been wrecking havoc on womens lives and the numbers are just starting to reveal themselves. Wome have stories about their vaginal mesh and are ready to file vaginal mesh lawsuits. one of the women below:

Texarkana woman files personal injury lawsuit over vaginal mesh implant
5/21/2012 10:22 PM By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau
 

TEXARKANA – After suffering several complications allegedly stemming from transvaginal mesh implantation, a Texarkana woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer.

Peggy Green filed suit against Boston Scientific Corp., doing business as Mansfield Scientific Inc. & Microvasive Inc. on May 14 in the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division.

Due to stress urinary incontinence, Green was surgically implanted with the Uphold Vaginal Support System, manufactured by the defendant, on May 14, 2010.

After her surgery, she began to experience complications such as vaginal pressure and pain, vaginal bleeding and/or dyspareunia. She states that these complications are the result of the implanted medical device.

The defendant is accused of breach of warranty, negligence, and failure to warn.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of compensatory damages, punitive damages, exemplary damages, incidental damages, consequential damages, attorney's fees, and court costs.

Green is represented by Erin K. Copeland of Fibich, Hampton, Leebron, Briggs & Josephson in Houston. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

This is just one of many vaginal mesh lawsuits. If you have been injured and your life destroyed by a defective vaginal mesh do not delay. There are statue of limitation issues. contact our vaginal mesh free legal department today.

Bayer Settles on Yaz, Opens Door to Yaz Lawsuits

The Yaz Helpline and Yaz Lawyers are pleased to announce  Bayer, has agreed to pay out at least $110 million to settle 500 lawsuits involving Yaz blood clots. News of the settlements comes at a time when the Yaz lawsuit total exceeds 11,000, with plaintiffs claiming the birth control pill resulted in dangerous Yaz blood clots

In addition to the Yaz settlements the Food and Drug Administration has placed new warnings on Yaz packaging du to numerus studies showing  a link between  Yaz and  blood clots, stroke and pulminery embolism.  This new warning comes as a reiied to medical practitioners who are prescribing Yaz. and have been concerned  about the impact of Yaz side effects. Thousands of women affected by Yaz side effects including Yaz deep vein thrombosis and Yaz gallbladder disease have filed suit against drug maker Bayer. In light of the new warnings and settlement offers Yaz lawyers are accepting cases for yaz.

Yaz  Hotline is here to help women harmed by yaz. Call and Speak to a female Social Worker and be connected to a yaz lawyer

Women's Yaz Hotline Launch is based on a recently issued FDA Warning for the drugs YAZ,Yasmin and Ocella.MDL lawsuits for Yaz,Yasmin are currently being filed. If you have experienced complications with Yaz,Yasmin or ocella,call the a Yaz, Ocella,Yasmin Lawyer Hotline Attorney today. The hotline is here for you 24/71 877 522 2123 You will speak to a medical social worker.
The Federal/State Yaz, Yasmin,  Birth Control Lawsuits are being filed  by Yaz Lawyers. The Yaz, Yasmine Hotline is here to answer your questions and connect you with a YAZ, Yasmin or Ocella lawyer.Referencing the New York Times," Yaz has been one of the top-selling birth control pills in the U.S and Canada., with nearly 20 percent of the market. In 2008, more than $600 million dollars' worth of Yaz was sold in the U.S. However, the television commercials advertising Yaz were of concern to the FDA and  the Attorney General because they implied that Yaz could be used to treat or cure symptoms for which it was not FDA-approved, such as:

  • Keeping a woman's mild acne at bay
  • Relieving symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome):
  • irritability
  • increased appetite
  • moodiness
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • bloating
  • muscle aches

Bayer agreed to make new commercials and print advertisements that did not promise more for Yaz than had been approved by the FDA, and that did not minimize the risks of Yaz birth control pills, which are many. Yaz is FDA-approved only for:
preventing pregnancy
treating the symptoms of PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) in women who are using Yaz as their contraceptive
treating moderate acne vulgaris in women who are using Yaz to prevent pregnancy
Safety Announcement
[09-26-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that it has not yet reached a conclusion, but remains concerned, about the potential increased risk of blood clots with the use of drospirenone-containing birth control pills. FDA has completed its review of the two 2011 studies that evaluated the risk of blood clots for women who use drospirenone-containing birth control pills, previously mentioned in FDA's Drug Safety Communication issued on May 31, 2011. FDA is continuing its review of a separate FDA-funded study that evaluated the risk of blood clots in users of several different hormonal birth control products (contraceptives). Preliminary results of the FDA-funded study suggest an approximately 1.5-fold increase in the risk of blood clots for women who use drospirenone-containing birth control pills compared to users of other hormonal contraceptives.
Given the conflicting nature of the findings from six published studies evaluating this risk, as well as the preliminary data from the FDA-funded study (See Data Summary), FDA has scheduled a joint meeting of the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on December 8, 2011 to discuss the risks and benefits and specifically the risk of blood clots of drospirenone-containing birth control pills.

Patients should talk to their healthcare professional about their risk for blood clots before deciding which birth control pill to use. Known risk factors that increase the risk of a blood clot include smoking, being overweight (obesity), and family history of blood clots, in addition to other factors that contraindicate use of birth control pills.
Women currently taking a drospirenone-containing birth control pill should be informed of the potential risk for blood clots. FDA previously communicated preliminary information about these concerns to the public on May 31, 2011 .
FDA has prepared a list of questions and answers to provide an overview of this potential safety issue. FDA will continue to communicate any new information to the public as it becomes available
Health Canada is currently reviewing the safety of Bayer Pharmaceutical’s birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, in an effort to determine if women who use these drugs are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening blood clots over women using different brands of birth control.

Yaz Lawyers of Free Legal Shield are pleased to  announce that contraceptive Manufacturer, Bayer, has agreed to pay out at least $110 million to settle 500 lawsuits involving Yaz blood clots. News of the settlements comes at a time when the Yaz lawsuit total exceeds 11,000, with plaintiffs claiming the birth control pill resulted in dangerous blood clots.

New Warning Labels on Yaz April 2012

In an announcement released April 10, 2012, the FDA stated that new warnings about the risk of blood clots will now be required on the labels of birth control pills that contain the progestin “drospirenone.” Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Safyral will now carry warnings detailing recent studies that suggest these pills may carry a slightly higher risk of Yaz blood clots.

Many Studies show Yaz linked to Blood Clots

 two new studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. The studies reported that the risk of developing blood clots for women taking the drospirenone-containing pills may be two to three times greater than those who take other pills. Yaz is one of these drugs.

Yaz New Warnings  April 2012

In an announcement released April 10, 2012, the FDA stated that new warnings about the risk of blood clots will now be required on the labels of birth control pills that contain the progestin “drospirenone.” Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Safyral will now carry warnings detailing recent studies that suggest these pills may carry a slightly higher risk of Yaz blood clots

Yaz side effects include:
• Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
• Pulmonary embolism (PE)
• Blood clots
• Stroke
• Heart attack
• Gallbladder problems
• Pancreatitis
List of Drugs
Approved Oral Contraceptives containing Drospirenone

  • Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
  • Ocella Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
  • Safyral Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg, and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
  • Syeda Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
  • Yasmin Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
  • Zarah Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
  • Beyaz Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
  • Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
  • Gianvi Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
  • Loryna Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
  • Yaz Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg

Recent warnings have linked various birth control drugs and devices to serious injuries and even death:

  • Yasmin®
  • Yaz®
  • Ocella®

Injuries reported:

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Wrongful Death
  • Blood Clot Related Injuries
  • Kidney Failure
  • Gallbladder Injury/Removal

If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the harmful side effects of Yaz,Yasmin or Ocella such as blood clots, stroke or heart attack you may be entitled to file a Yaz,Yasmin,Ocella lawsuit against the manufacturer. Call us for a yaz lawyer with experience in birth control drug lawsuits toevaluate your claim. Many women around the United States have suffered from life-threatening Yaz,Ocella and Yasmin birth control side effects. The manufacturer can be held liable.
The Woman's Yaz Hotline is here for women suffering from Yasmin and Yaz  and Drospirenone side effects

Cystocele and Rectocele Mesh Repair, FDA Warnings

Risks with Cystocele and Rectocele Mesh Repair, FDA Warnings, Vaginal mesh lawyers

In July 2011, the FDA released a safety communication warning healthcare providers of the serious risks associated with surgical mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Specifically, the FDA stated that complications were not rare, and that surgery with the mesh may be no better than traditional surgery options that don’t use mesh.

Public Citizen and Vaginal mesh

In October 25, 2011, a consumer advocacy group called Public Citizen submitted an appeal to the FDA that all non-absorbable vaginal mesh be recalled. They stressed that there is a need for these non-absorbable vaginal meshes to be removed from the market since it’s benefits over other non-mesh procedures used to repair POP and SUI were unseen, and patients who received them developed fatal reactions.  The group also recommends that all non-absorbable vaginal mesh be tested appropriately for safety and effectiveness before the FDA approves its availability in the market.

FDA 510 (K) Process

Manufacturers needed  only to show they were similar to devices already on the market to gain approval through the FDA’s 510(k) approval process. The remaining eight recalled devices didn’t have to go through any kind of FDA review. Of the 113 recalls, 35 were for cardiovascular devices, including automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, and only 12 of them had been required to undergo patient testing.

POP repair surgeries may include cystocele and rectocele.                                                                                                      Unfortunately, complications have been found with both.
Types of POP Repair Include Cystocele and Rectocele.The sling procedure, or suburethral sling procedure, refers to a particular kind of surgery using ancillary material to aid in closure of the urethral sphincter function of the bladder. It is performed as a treatment of severe urinary incontinence. The sling procedure, also known as the suburethral fascial sling or the pubovaginal sling, has many forms due to advances in the types of material used for the sling. Some popular types of sling material are Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene), Gore-Tex ® , and rectus fascia (fibrous tissue of the rectum).

Cystocele and  rectocele repair

  •     Cystocele—bladder prolapse
  •     Rectocele—rectal prolapse (end of the large intestine, or rectum)
  •     Uterine prolapse
  •     Vaginal prolapse
  •     Enterocele—herniated small bowel

Mesh was initially incorporated into POP surgical repair because it offered more support to the affected organ and helped shore up surrounding muscles and tissues. Since the risk for recurrence of prolapse is high in women who have cystocele surgery and rectocele surgery, the hope was that surgical mesh would help sustain the repair. The FDA received many reports, however, or cystocele mesh complications and rectocele mesh complications.

Mesh complications

  • erosion of mesh
  • serious infection
  • recurrence of pop / sui
  • perforation
  • pain
  • corrective surgeries
  • injury to other organs
  • vaginal scarring
  • urinary problems
  • hardening of mesh

Cystocele Mesh Complications and Rectocele Mesh Complications

During cystocele surgery, transvaginal mesh is inserted through the vagina to help act as a barrier and to hold the bladder in place. The mesh is also intended to help stop related problems like incontinence.

A rectocele occurs when the thin wall of tissue separating the rectum from the vagina weakens, allowing the front of the rectum to bulge into the vagina. During rectocele surgery, excess stretched tissue is removed through the vagina, and a mesh patch may be used to support and strengthen the wall. (Surgery may also proceed from the abdomen, anus, or perineum.)

Though surgical mesh does seem to provide better support for pelvic organs, cystocele mesh complications and rectocele mesh complications made the improvement a moot point. The FDA, in its 2011 warning, mentioned that it had received nearly 3,000 reports of vaginal mesh complications between 2008 and 2010, with the most common being mesh erosion through the vagina. Mesh erosion can require multiple surgeries to repair and may be extremely debilitating.

Other cystocele mesh complications and rectocele mesh complications included pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sex, organ perforation, urinary problems, recurrent prolapse, vaginal scarring/shrinkage, and neuro-muscular problems. Many required additional surgical treatment and hospitalization.
Cystocele Surgery and Rectocele Surgery

Cystocele, urethrocele, enterocele, and rectocele are particularly likely to occur together. Urethrocele is virtually always accompanied by cystocele (cystourethrocele). Cystocele and cystourethrocele commonly develop when the pubocervical vesical fascia is weakened. Enterocele usually occurs after a hysterectomy. Weakness in the pubocervical fascia and rectovaginal fascia allows the apex of the vagina, which contains the peritoneum and small bowel, to descend. Rectocele results from disruption of the levator ani muscles.

Severity of these disorders can be graded based on level of protrusion:

  •     1st degree: To the upper vagina
  •     2nd degree: To the introitus
  •     3rd degree: External to the introitus

If you have been injured due to a vaginal mesh from any of the manufactuirers listed below  contact Vaginal mesh Helpline 1 877 522-2123

Manufacturers

Johnson & Johnson

  •     Ethicon TVT
  •     Gynecare Prolift
  •     Gynecare Prosima
  •     Gynecare TVT
  •     Gynemesh PS

C.R. Bard

  •     Avaulta PlusT BioSynthetic Support
  •     Avaulta SoloT Synthetic Support
  •     Faslata Allograft
  •     PelvitexT Polypropylene Mesh
  •     Pelvicol Tissue
  •     PelviSoft Biomesh

Boston Scientific

  •     AdvantageT Sling System
  •     Prefyx Mid UT Mesh Sling System
  •     Prefyx PPST System
  •     Obtryx Curved Single
  •     ObtryxMesh Sling
  •     Arise
  •     Pinnacle
  •     Solyx
  •     Lynx

American Medical Systems

  •     SPARC
  •     BioArc
  •     MiniArc
  •     Apogee
  •     Elevate
  •     Monarc
  •     In-Fast
  •     Perigree

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Vaginal Mesh a Disaster for Women, Lawyers filing lawsuits

If you have a vaginal mesh and are experiencing complications you need to find a Urogynecologist and you must get a Vaginal mesh lawyer.

Ask Questions  and   Get Answers.   You are not alone and you are not imagining it. Over 300,000 women have vaginal mesh implants. They are failing in women across the country and lawsuits are being filed. Ask Qustions and get answers. These are not class Action litigations. They are multi district litigations. That means they are consolidated in certain states in certain courtrooms under one judge and that may not be the state you are in.  You need an experienced mass tort lawyer who will be appearing in court for you as a part of this multi district litigation. These are not class actions. You will have your case filed on an individual basis as an MDL. Ask quesions and get answers. You do not need a local lawyer. You do need a lawyer that is keeping your case and not referring it out to another lawyer to go to court for him.  Ask Questions and get answers. Choose your vaginal Mesh lawyer wisely.

What is the Vaginal Mesh?

Also known as a pelvic sling, bladder mesh, or transvaginal mesh, the vaginal mesh support systems are used to help with pelvic organ prolapse  as well as urinary incontinence  It is now known that they can cause serious internal injuries.  These vaginal mesh patch implants, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson , C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and others, may cause pain, infection, erosion, organ damage, and additional surgeries, and other vaginal mesh injuries.

If you have experienced vaginal mesh complications following pelvic organ prolapse surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery, The  vaginal mesh support line   will offer help and direct you to a lawyer who  may be able to help you obtain significant compensation for the vaginal mesh problems you are experiencing.

Ask questions and get answers

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Vaginal Mesh- History of the Problem

Between the years of 2005 and 2010, nearly 4,000 vaginal mesh injuries have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration.  In a 2010 article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers stated that they had to cease a vaginal mesh clinical trial early because of the higher-than-expected number of complications and injuries.  The trial was stopped when it was discovered that more than 15 percent of women who were implanted with vaginal mesh suffered vaginal mesh erosion within only three months of implantation.  As a result of numerous negative reports, the FDA issued a vaginal mesh warning to patients and physicians in 2011, cautioning that the risks of using vaginal mesh are so severe that alternative treatments should be considered.  It is now widely accepted that, in most cases, pelvic organ prolapsed can be treated without the use of vaginal mesh

What are the vaginal Mesh complications ?

  •     Erosion of vaginal tissue
  •     infection
  •     spot bleeding
  •     pain during sex
  •     lower back pain
  •     pain on one side
  •     depression
  •     Hardening of the vaginal mesh
  •     Infection
  •     Pain and discomfort
  •     Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  •     Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
  •     Urinary problems
  •     Vaginal mesh erosion
  •     Vaginal scarring

Many women who have suffered injuries as a result of vaginal mesh have decided to file defective medical device lawsuits. This has become a middle district litigation and are being filed as MDl's are being filed. A product liability, multi  district litigation lawyer can review your case. Ask questions and get answers. call our Transvaginal mesh support line today.

Doctors Investigating Faulty Medical Devices Suing FDA

FDA SUED BY ITS OWN DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS

Whistleblowers accuse FDA of spying, persecution

03 February 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being sued by its own scientists and doctors who allege they were spied on and persecuted by the agency for expressing safety concerns about the approval of medical devices. This legal action has prompted an investigation by a key lawmaker in the Senate.
It's claimed that the FDA installed spyware to monitor personal email accounts

Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley – a powerful member of the judiciary committee that has jurisdiction over areas like civil liberties and constitutional law – has asked FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg to provide details about who authorised the monitoring of employees and why some of the plaintiffs are no longer employed by the agency. Hamburg has until 17 February to supply her answers.

In the lawsuit filed on 25 January, six whistleblowers claim that the FDA secretly spied on them for two years. They say that the agency began its campaign of electronic snooping after the agency learned that they had written a letter to the president elect, Barack Obama, and his transition team in early 2009 detailing misconduct in approving unsafe medical devices. In that letter, the plaintiffs called the FDA 'fundamentally broken', and said its scientific review process for medical devices has been 'corrupted and distorted' by managers.
Soon after, the agency installed or activated spyware on the whistleblowers' work computers and also monitored their private emails, according to court documents. In addition, evidence suggests that the FDA took screen shots of the employees' computers and also intercepted their emails to and from staff members on key House and Senate oversight committees.
These actions appear to have continued even after the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the FDA's parent agency – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – denied the agency's request to take criminal or administrative action against the individuals. In a May 2010 letter to the FDA, the OIG concluded that the whistleblowers' communications were legally protected.
Chilling effects
The plaintiffs, who were all heavily involved in the FDA's safety review process, are seeking an injunction to stop the agency from pursuing what they say is an illegal spying campaign. Two of these whistleblowers still work at FDA and say that they face continued harassment, two were fired and another two did not get their contracts renewed, according to Stephen Kohn, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs.
'If you can target someone simply because they raise a legal, health or safety concern, that will have a chilling effect on any FDA employee alerting the public or Congress about matters of life and death,' Kohn tells Chemistry World. 'There is a lot of pressure on these scientists to approve the devices.' 
According to Kohn, the whistleblowers raised major concerns about 20 medical devices that involve, among other things, ultrasound and CT scan technology. Specifically, these reviewers said some of the devices could expose patients to radiation at levels up to 800 times that of a chest x-ray and they found that others couldn't appropriately detect cancers. Nevertheless, Kohn says the FDA approved 19 out of 20 of these devices that had been flagged.
'Whistleblowers point out fraud, waste and abuse when no one else will, and while they do so, while also risking their professional careers, they are often treated like skunks at a picnic,' Grassley wrote in a 31 January letter to Hamburg, asserting that retaliation against whistleblowers 'should never be tolerated'.
Grassley said that certain employees, including members of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps within HHS, are not covered under the US Whistleblower Protection Act, which leaves them vulnerable to retaliation. He says that this is a one of several loopholes in current law that should to be closed.
The FDA said it can't comment on personnel issues or any matters subject to ongoing litigation.
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Dade Broward Palm Beach Trans Vaginal Mesh Helpline

Prolapse mesh, Trans vaginal Mesh Helpline of Dade Broward  and Palm beach County Florida. If you are having problems and complications with a Vaginal mesh Implant call 1 877 522- 2123 Homestead,Miami,Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale,Pompano Beach,Deerfield,Boca Raton,Delray Beach, Boynton Beach,West Palm Beach and Jupiter.  Let Free Legal Shields' Dangerous medical and surgical implant lawyers   Help. Free Consultation,contingency lawyer,free legal shield. Thats what Free Legal Shield Is all about. All injury cases are,contingency,free,no upfront fees.  Get your "free" Vaginal mesh lawyer today. Transvaginal mesh Contingency lawyers are ready to help you.

Speak to a female Social worker today to discuss your concerns. Let us help you Find a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer,Attorney,Law Firm

Also known as a pelvic sling, bladder mesh, vaginal mesh bladder sling,Gynecare Prolift, Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific Pinnacle and Uphold, and AMS (American Medical Systems) Apogee, Perigee, and Elevate or transvaginal mesh vaginal mesh support systems are used to help with pelvic organ prolapse as well as urinary incontinence They can cause serious internal injuries. These transvaginal mesh patch implants, along with the depuy hip replacement also manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and others, may cause pain, infection, erosion, organ damage, and additional surgeries, and other vaginal mesh injuries.

If you have experienced vaginal mesh complications following pelvic organ prolapse surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery, The Transvaginal mesh Helpline lawyers of Free Legal Shield may be able to help you obtain significant compensation for the vaginal mesh problems you are experiencing.

Call us at 1 877 -522-2123 to speak with a female social worker and be directed to a lawyer.
Vaginal Mesh- History of the Problem

Between the years of 2005 and 2010, nearly 4,000 vaginal mesh injuries have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration. In a 2010 article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers stated that they had to cease a vaginal mesh clinical trial early because of the higher-than-expected number of complications and injuries. The trial was stopped when it was discovered that more than 15 percent of women who were implanted with vaginal mesh suffered vaginal mesh erosion within only three months of implantation. As a result of numerous negative reports, the FDA issued a vaginal mesh warning to patients and physicians in 2011, cautioning that the risks of using vaginal mesh are so severe that alternative treatments should be considered. It is now widely accepted that, in most cases, pelvic organ prolapsed can be treated without the use of vaginal mesh
What are the Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

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