Friday, July 25, 2014

RECALL SYNTHETIC SURGICAL MESH FOR ALL FEMALE PELVIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES NOW.

Women do not want a doctor to manage their vaginas or their bladders, the solution proffered for erosion of synthetic surgical mesh by the paid medical consultants/advisors to the mesh manufacturers, Ethicon Inc/Johnson & Johnson, Davol-Bard, Inc., American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Caldera and others.

Dr. G. Willy Davila of Cleveland Clinic Weston "managed" my bladder from December 2002 through October 2009. Dr. Davila, a soft spoken man, repeatedly told me the problem with the mesh implanted in me in December 2001 was the surgical skills of the implanting surgeon, Dr. Bernard Cantor. I believed him.

NEVER did Dr. Davila tell me in those 7 years of "managing" the mesh that kept perforating my bladder that he was (and is) a PAID consultant to American Medical Systems. He did not mention his paid position with American Medical Systems when he was deposed or when he testified in the medical malpractice trial against Dr. Cantor. Or when he was interviewed by Channel 7 WSVN in Miami.

Cleveland Clinic Weston pays Dr. Davila a salary and APPROVES of him being a paid consultant to American Medical Systems. Of course, there is no mention at the AUGS, the IUGA, in the local paper in Miami, online in his many publications or anywhere else for that matter, THAT DR. DAVILA IS BEING SUED BY MANY OF THE FEMALE PATIENTS HE OPERATED ON AND IMPLANTED MESH IN. DR. DAVILA, THE EXPERT SURGEON, HARMS THE PATIENTS HE IMPLANTS MESH IN.

So which is it? Is the problem the surgical skills or the Synthetic Surgical Mesh itself? If the "expert", Dr. Davila, can not successfully implant mesh, what’s the problem? OF COURSE, IT'S THE MESH!

But universally doctors are so concerned about their legal liability for implanting defective devices, they circle the wagons and lie.

Let’s think about this. Dr. Davila is a paid medical consultant/advisor to American Medical Systems for the “Elevate System” and other synthetic mesh kits implanted in the pelvis of females who works at Cleveland Clinic who is considered to be an expert urogynecologist who committed fraud by omission in the state of Florida in trial testimony.

How does any woman protect herself while under anesthesia from a doctor who lies under oath? The answer: She absolutely CAN NOT.

The solution: REMOVE ALL SYNTHETIC SURGICAL MESH USED IN A WOMAN’S PELVIS FROM THE MARKET. NOW! NO CLINICAL TRIALS UNDER THE PREMARKET APPROVAL PROCESS. Dr. Davila is just the tip, no the pinpoint, of the iceberg.

Women are not protected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their doctors, hospitals, the American Justice System and especially NOT THE DRUG AND DEVICE COMPANIES!

STOP THE HARM! TAKE SYNTHETIC SURGICAL MESH FOR PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE REPAIR AND BLADDER SUSPENTION OFF THE MARKET TODAY...IMMEDIATELY!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

ENDO AGREES TO SETTLE MORE THAN 20,000 AMS TRANSVAGINAL MESH CASES FOR $830 MILLION

DEAR MESH PLAINTIFFS SUING AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, Please do not base your decisions to settle, or not to settle, on anonymous comments on the internet. Anonymous comments could well be posted by an industry plant trying to cause problems for all plaintiffs in the settlement. Please do not make any decisions without all of the facts in your own case. Talk to your attorney and then make your own decision based on what is best for you personally. No one, anonymous or not, commenting on the internet is going to put a roof over your head, clothes on your back or food on your table. None of us mesh injured patients, whether implanted for pelvic organ prolapse, bladder suspension or hernia repair, have been protected by the companies, the FDA, our doctors, the health care system or the legal system primarily because the laws are antiquated and not enforced by the FDA. Our health and legal systems are in serious need of overhaul so that unsafe medical devices are not placed in the stream of commerce to harm unsuspecting patients to begin with. No one on the internet will make you whole or make you well. Look inward to who you are and draw strength from God to find solutions within your own power to make the best of the mesh nightmare you are living. You are horribly injured, and it is very difficult, but try not to let mesh steal your life completely. There is hope! God loves you! Blessings, Lana

Thursday, April 3, 2014

PATHETIC NEWS COVERAGE OF MESH INJURED WOMEN!

65,000 cases filed in the MDL's in West Virginia. Thousands more filed in state courts across the U.S., in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Scotland and the U.K. So what does the national or international press have to say about this? NOTHING! No conversation about the travesty of a health system which pays doctors to harm women with horribly unsafe medical devices...polypropylene (and other polymers) used to make vaginal implants for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Except for a few little known websites, blogs and facebook pages, there is nothing, absolutely nothing. If there is news, it talks about THE LOSSES OF THE COMPANIES. And the little known websites, blogs and facebook pages....what do they have to say? That these women are angry, emotional victims. Makes me want to throw up. I am a severely mesh injured woman. Years of surgeries, bankruptcy, homelessness, hunger. DO NOT CALL ME "an emotional, angry victim". I am a very intelligent, educated, hard working successful injured woman! Just like hundreds of thousands of other women, I was (and am) a pawn of the health system and criminally assaulted while I was under anesthesia by the implantation of Ethicon's Gynecare TVT Prolene (polypropylene)synthetic bladder sling, a filthy piece of petroleum waste by-product. Never call me a "VICTIM"! Never say I am "SUFFERING IN SILENCE"! I am not defined by my injury. I am not defined by others. I am a child of God. I am the daughter of Kenneth and Sarah Keeton! I AM A VICTOR!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

DEVASTATED AT THE LOSS OF MY DRIA...MISS T ALEXANDRIA DAISY JOYEUX...WHO WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD YESTERDAY MORNING...


MY DRIA, MARCH 15, 2008 IN L.A.


MY 18TH BIRTHDAY, JUNE 1, 2013 AT SPRIS ON LINCOLN ROAD IN SOUTH BEACH! I STILL ROCK!

  

MY DRIA, JULY 4TH, 2013 IN MIAMI, FL HOURS BEFORE GOD CALLED HER HOME.



I am completely devastated at the loss of my Dria. God took her home yesterday morning July 5th, 2013 at 6:46 a.m.. Her little body was exhausted and she died in my arms, breathing so hard and her little heart pounding. I will never be the same. I just wish the Lord had taken me, too.

She, and her son B.B. who praise God is still with me, have been my anchor while I suffered so much personal pain and heartache over the last 12 years. Their unconditional love and warmth and caring for me are the reason I am still here today.

My Dria will be buried next to her mom, Allie, next Wednesday, July 10th at Pet Heaven Memorial Park in Miami, Florida. She will have a gorgeous pink satin lined casket with her pink bandana, her new pink collar she got for her birthday and there will be pink roses inside and outside the casket.

I have survived a lot. Not sure I will survive this one. I am profoundly sad at Dria's loss and the hole she left in my heart.


MY DRIA AND MY B.B. MARCH 15, 2008 IN L.A.

LANA & DRIA HAVING FUN APRIL 2, 2008 IN L.A.























[I HAVE TAKEN DOWN OTHER POSTS TO HIGHLIGHT MY JOURNEY, MY LIFE, MY JOY AND MY PAIN. I AM SO TIRED OF MESH SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF ME.]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY OF MY WESTIE ANGEL, ALEXANDRA DAISY ALLIE MAE IN LIFE AND IN DEATH....



IN HONOR OF MY WONDERFUL ALEXANDRA DAISY ALLIE MAE
MAY 12, 1990 - DECEMBER 27, 2005
DRIA, B.B. AND I PLACED FLOWERS ON HER GRAVE IN HONOR OF HER
23rd BIRTHDAY, MOTHER'S DAY 2013.
I STILL LOVE AND MISS MY ALLIE SO MUCH.
SHE BRINGS BLESSINGS TO ME EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE BECAUSE I STILL HAVE 
HER DAUGHTER, DRIA AND HER GRANDSON, B.B.
I AM ETERNALLY THANKFUL FOR ALL THE JOY IN MY LIFE
SINCE MY ALLIE WAS BORN 23 YEARS AGO!


WHAT A BUNDLE OF JOY...ALL MY ANGELS!
LANA, B.B. , DRIA, AND ALLIE (lt to rt) 2003


DRIA AND B.B. WISH ALLIE HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WITH FLOWERS! :)


ALEXANDRA DAISY ALLIE MAE'S MEMORIAL HEADSTONE



LANA HONORING THE MEMORY OF HER ANGEL, ALLIE
WITH HER DAUGHTER, DRIA AND HER GRANDSON, B.B.!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

PROMINENT CLASS ACTION ATTORNEY STANLEY CHESLEY PERMANENTLY DISBARRED FOR FEE SCHEME IN $200 MILLION DOLLAR FEN-PHEN SETTLEMENT

FOUR HUNDRED (400) PLAINTIFFS GOT $46 MILLION DOLLARS.

ONE (1) ATTORNEY, STANLEY CHESLEY GOT PAID $20 MILLION DOLLARS FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS ONLY...HE DID NOT EVEN APPEAR AT TRIAL. HE LOST HIS LICENSE TO PRACTICE LAW BUT DID NOT HAVE TO REPAY THE MONEY.

THE PATIENTS WERE PAWNS IN THIS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT WHERE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WERE PAID IN CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENTS AND EVEN THE JUDGE COLLUDED WITH THE ATTORNEYS.

HOW DO PATIENTS KNOW THEY ARE RECEIVING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF SETTLEMENTS IN CLASS ACTIONS AND MASS TORTS?  ANSWER: THEY DON'T.

JUST LIKE HEALTHCARE, PATIENTS WHO BECOME PLAINTIFFS ARE IN THE DARK WITH LITTLE OR NO INFLUENCE OVER A MAJOR LIFE ALTERING EVENT.

WE CAN ONLY HOPE THERE ARE NOT ANY "STANLEY CHESLEYS" IN THE ONGOING MESH LAWSUITS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY!


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-22/stanley-chesley-titan-of-the-plaintiffs-bar-crashes-and-burns
Bloomberg Business Week 03/22/2013 by Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor and senior writer.  

"STANLEY CHESLEY, TITAN OF THE PLAINTIFF'S BAR, CRASHES AND BURNS" 

The big-time plaintiffs’ bar justifies its multimillion-dollar fees by claiming to vindicate the “little guy.” Justice ain’t free, according to free-wheeling trial lawyers, and taking on (alleged) corporate villains requires heavy pecuniary incentives.

Sadly, the titans of this elite segment of the bar have a tendency to flame out in spectacular bursts of greed and deceit, undercutting their claims of righteous dedication. The latest example is famed class-action attorney Stanley Chesley of Cincinnati, for decades one of the leading scourges of industries that range from pharmaceuticals, to chemicals, to firearms.

The Kentucky Supreme Court on March 21 upheld Chesley’s disbarment in that state for “unreasonable” fees received in the settlement of a class action originally filed in 1999 against Wyeth, now part of Pfizer. The allegation stemmed from $20 million in fees Chesley received for his involvement in an action concerning the diet drug known as fen-phen (fenfluramine/phentermine), which was shown to cause harmful side effects. The case was settled in 2001 for $200 million.

Under Ohio’s Rules of Professional Responsibility for lawyers, the disbarment in Kentucky may provide grounds for Chesley to get drummed out of the legal trade in his home state, as well.

Here’s a helpful description of Chesley’s troubles from Bloomberg News:

“In 2009, two Kentucky lawyers involved in the case were sentenced to 20 years and 25 years in prison for stealing from the [diet drug] settlement fund. The lawyers had contracts entitling them to fees of as much as one-third of the $200 million awarded to a statewide group of Kentucky citizens who said they were harmed by diet drug. The lawyers tried to keep more than twice that amount, prosecutors said.


In its 38-page decision, the Kentucky Supreme Court noted that Chesley didn’t meet directly with any of the clients to effectuate the settlement, and it wasn’t shown that he had specific knowledge of the deception practiced on each client to secure the signed release.

The court did find that his “$20,497,121.87 share of the fee was unreasonable, especially in light of his professed ignorance and lack of responsibility for any aspect of the litigation except showing up at the mediation and going through the motions of announcing the agreement.”


BE SURE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY AT BLOOMBERG...IT'S WAY TOO JUICY TO MISS!

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AS A PATIENT, A PATIENT ADVOCATE AND A LEGAL CONSULTANT, THIS IS A MESS CREATED BY BAD LAWS, BAD DRUGS AND DEVICES AND GREED. IT IS A SYSTEMIC ISSUE CREATED BY THE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WHICH DOES NOT PROTECT PATIENTS.

MY ADVICE: STAY WELL, STAY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND DON'T TAKE DRUGS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. YOU MAY BE UNKNOWINGLY HARMING YOURSELF!

BEST, BLESSINGS, LANA