Newcastle man demands hospital records


THEY’RE the women told they’re going crazy – that the excruciating, extraordinary pain in their groins, backs and legs is actually all in their heads.

They’re women who received pelvic mesh implants over more than a decade from 2005 when regulators failed them, and medical devices hit the market without clinical evidence of safety or efficacy.

They’re women like Jane, 66, of Newcastle, who had mesh implanted in November, 2013, to treat prolapse. Twenty months later the pain started.

“First I was getting severe pain in my left side, then it went into my right side, then it was severe back pain. I didn’t know where the pain was coming from,” she said.

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Senate urged to act on failures over mesh device implants

Five years ago Gai Thompson warned Australia’s peak health bodies of a looming disaster involving women receiving mesh device implants to treat common problems after pregnancy, birth and hysterectomies.

This week Mrs Thompson and others are speaking publicly for the first time as they plan a rally in Canberra and call for a formal inquiry into the health regulators and medical bodies they say have failed them.

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Mesh women to meet Australian health regulator in Canberra


IN Canberra on Wednesday two groups will meet – the health regulator that approved pelvic mesh devices a decade ago without clinical evidence, and the women dealing with the catastrophic consequences.

The women, members of the Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group, will tell senior Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) representatives many of their members can no longer work or have sex, are in constant and shocking pain, suffer debilitating infections, or have been told there is nothing doctors can do for them.

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TGA Regulators Failed in Their Core Responsibility

Australia’s health regulator admits its part in an unfolding scandal

Partial vs. Full Mesh Removal Surgery

This article is By • 2014/11/23 from her blog www.meshmenot.wordpress.com

Women suffering from mesh complications often have difficulty finding a doctor who will acknowledge that their pain IS being caused by the mesh.  When their pain and problems are finally acknowledged as being mesh-related (often when the doctor can actually visibly see the mesh eroding into their vaginal wall and there is NO denying it), what they are usually offered as treatment is a “partial removal”, or a “revision”.

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Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $100 Million Over Mesh

Boston Scientific Corp. must pay $100 million to a Delaware woman who blamed the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts for leaving her in constant pain and unable to have sex, in the first verdict after the company agreed to begin settling cases over the devices, and the biggest yet.

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Synthetic surgical mesh: evidence based or marketing based?

Excerpt from http://www.meddeviceexpertllc.com/meshevidencebased.html

By Lana C. Keeton, Legal Consultant/Research Analyst
1602 Alton Road, #423, Miami Beach, FL 33130

Evidence gap:

Synthetic Surgical Mesh is toxic, over-engineered and degrades during manufacture, shelf life and in the human body following surgical implantation.

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Law firm investigates more painful complications from pelvic mesh

Stephanie Smail reported this story on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 18:38:00 on ABC Radio National.

MARK COLVIN: More evidence has emerged about the potentially devastating side effects from products used to support weak pelvic floor muscles.

Last year, PM reported that hundreds of women had joined a class action against the medical giant Johnson and Johnson after they suffered painful complications from tape or mesh implants.

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Women Come From Across World To Have St. Louis Doctor Remove Their Pelvic Mesh

A glass box engraved with “Another girl saved by the sling slayer” sits outside the surgeon’s office. A patient was so grateful after Dr. Dionysios Veronikis removed her painful pelvic mesh, she gave the box to him along with purple wooden hearts for others to sign and drop in after their surgeries.

Veronikis has had to buy a lot more hearts.

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