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Mesh implant ‘felt like razors’

A story in the Philadelphia Inquirer includes an interview with a Georgia woman named Kathy Barton who received a vaginal mesh implant to treat bladder leakage. But she alleges that the implant ended up causing even greater health problems for her, leaving her with chronic pain that “felt like razors were slicing her organs.”

The story says a sharp edge of the mesh also cut her boyfriend during sex. Although Barton eventually ...

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Jury deliberating in vaginal mesh trial

A jury has begun deliberating in the case of a woman seeking $3.38 million for lost earnings and past and future medical expenses connected to injuries from a vaginal mesh implant.

Linda Gross of South Dakota, 47, claims she needed 18 surgeries and chronic pain obliged her to quit her nursing job after she had a Gynecare Prolift device, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, implanted in 2006.

Her case, being heard ...

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More than 6,000 federal mesh lawsuits filed

A story in the Philadelphia Inquirer says more than 6,000 federal lawsuits have been filed against some of the biggest manufacturers of pelvic mesh implants. Plaintiffs claim that the devices have caused medical problems including infections and chronic pain.

The story includes an interview with a patient named Susan Harrison, a kindergarten assistant who had to miss a lot of work when she suffered a string of infections ...

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Have answers ready when getting incontinence treatment

Your doctor will likely ask you a series of questions if you’re seeking treatment for urinary incontinence. Anticipating those questions and having answers for them may allow more time for the points you want to discuss further, the Mayo Clinic advises.

Although urinary incontinence can be a troubling condition, it is treatable. But some treatments can cause problems as well.

Transvaginal mesh implants, marketed as a treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ ...

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Questions to ask doctor about urinary incontinence

According to the Mayo Clinic, your time with your doctor is limited when you’re seeking treatment for urinary incontinence. So the clinic has prepared a list of questions that you may want to bring to an appointment, and ask your doctor.

The clinic says urinary incontinence is not a dangerous condition, but it can be inconvenient and embarrassing for patients who suffer from it.

Fortunately, it’s treatable – although some treatments can be ...

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Urinary incontinence causes complications

Urinary incontinence, while not life-threatening, can be an embarrassing and inconvenient condition.

And according to the Mayo Clinic, it also comes with a number of complications. Fortunately, the condition is treatable. Although some treatments carry problems of their own.

Transvaginal mesh implants, for example, are marketed for treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. But the devices have prompted thousands of lawsuits due to their tendency to fail and read more.... --> continue reading...

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