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Meshing with People’s Lives: MHRA and the Mesh Implant Problem

Despite growing and convincing evidence that complications from synthetic mesh implants are not rare and are ruining the lives of many women, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) remain reluctant to fully acknowledge the problem and to act with any real vigour to address the mesh problem adequately.  This is a scandal in … Continue reading

Jury delivers verdict in J&J Prolift Mesh Trial, New Jersey

Victory declared as jury awards over $11 million in Prolift mesh case against Johnson & Johnson A jury finally delivered its verdict on punitive damages after days of deliberation at the end of a month-long trial which came to a close on 28th February 2013. The nine jurors in the New Jersey court awarded $7.76 … Continue reading

First J&J Pelvic Mesh Trial starts in New Jersey, US

Many legal specialists in the US and the UK will be watching with interest as the first pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, starts in a US court this week.  Bloomberg News reports that the first trial will involve a lawsuit filed by Linda Gross who needed multiple surgeries to … Continue reading

America Now report: ‘Routine surgery dangerous for women’

Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic of America Now report on a woman from Curtice in the United States who experienced pain and complications from mesh implant surgery.  Teresa Sawyer developed devastating complications after her TVT surgery to cure stress incontinence.  Although she was told that this would be “routine surgery”, Teresa suffered debilitating problems from this surgery and lives a … Continue reading

Manufacturers of TVT Mesh Sponsor UK Continence Society Conference

The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh kits for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse regularly sponsor major events attended by gynaecologists, urogynaecologists and urologists. One such event will be taking place from 18th – 20th April 2012: the UK Continence Society (UKCS) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 in Liverpool. This event is financially supported by a number of exhibitors and … Continue reading

The Problem with TVT and Mesh Implant Surgery

TVT/Mesh Implants TVT (or Tension-Free Vaginal Tape) is a woven polypropylene mesh designed to support the mid-urethra to prevent stress incontinence.  The mesh strip is a permanent implant which is inserted transvaginally under the urethra to provide extra support during times of increased abdominal pressure such as when coughing or sneezing.   Many UK NHS hospitals use the Gynecare TVT retropubic tape which is manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & … Continue reading

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