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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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