Monday, September 8, 2014

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011....3 YEARS AND COUNTING and TRANSVAGINAL MESH IS STILL ON THE MARKET!

September 8, 2011...Day One!

FDA ObGyn Advisory Panel Meeting on Synthetic Surgical Mesh implanted in the pelvis of women. Transvaginal mesh it is now called...no matter where placed, no matter the brand. All lumped into one...

Guess that's okay in a sense because ALL of them cause immeasurable harm.

When will the FDA take action to stop the harm to millions of mesh injured patients, MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE?

The medical device companies have a seemingly unending amount of time to continue the harm while Patients NEVER get a second chance. Once the mesh is in, it is permanent.

So while the mesh makers get a do over, Patients become permanently disabled pelvic cripples.

An FDA warning October 2008.

Another more serious FDA warning July 13, 2011.

The FDA mandates 522 studies to 33 companies for 99 mesh products January 2012.

The FDA puts forth the possiblity of upclassifying mesh kits manufactured for pelvic organ prolapse May 2014. Comments are accepted through July 2014.

September 8, 2014...patients are still harmed every single day while mesh companies still getting a do over.

What really needs a do over is the FDA's 510(k) Premarket Notification clearance process which allowed these products ever to be sold in the first place.

Write your Congressman. Write the FDA. Write your State authorities.

LET'S GET SYNTHETIC SURGICAL MESH OFF THE MARKET...PERMANENTLY!

NO MORE DO OVERS!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A CALL FOR PRAYER FOR ALL MESH INJURED PATIENTS

Our fellow men and women working in medical device companies are not protecting the men and women they profess to heal and cure.

The FDA seems powerless.

The attorneys are doing their best to raise the alarm and help in the way they are trained.

The courts are only able to take action based on our laws.

Doctors are picking up scalpels and implanting synthetic surgicl mesh in hundreds of thousands of humans around the world every single day. Why? To prevent recurrence of hernia, make women dry or make sure they are anatomically correct.

I do not know one single person who went to a doctor or surgeon and told them they wanted to be anatomically correct.

I do not know one woman or man (yes they implant bladder slings in men now) who went to a doctor or surgeon and told them, please make me dry even if I become a pelvic cripple, am disabled, will never be able to have sex again, will lose my job, my income and my home.

I do not know one single person with a hernia who ever went to a doctor or surgeon and said, it is very important never to have a hernia recurrence even if it makes me sterile, I lose one or both of my testicles or live in chronic pain.

Nope. Never met a single one.

Please pray doctors become empowered to protect the men and women they intend to heal.

Please pray these procedures are no longer touted as the "gold standard".

Please pray for common sense like in the old days when doctors and surgeons worked to prevent foreign bodies in humans, not to put them in.



Saturday, September 6, 2014

JO & ALLEN HUSKEY WIN $3.27 MILLION! DEFEAT THE ETHICON, J&J GIANT!

“Huskey v. Ethicon Inc.”… $3.27 million verdict for Plaintiff’s Jo and Allen Huskey!

The verdict is substantial for the Huskeys, and fair, even to Ethicon. Ethicon will not be getting the award reduced on appeal because it is a fair amount.

What is not fair is that Jo and Allen Huskey will live the rest of their lives together (hopefully) but will never be able to be intimate again. Disgraceful that a company profits from stealing this couple’s intimacy, a God given joy.

And that Jo Huskey will no longer be able to participate in her own life as the productive member of society she once was. Mesh is a horrific life sentence that no one who does not have mesh implanted will ever be able to understand. The pain is excruciating and unrelenting. No human should ever have to suffer like Jo Huskey is suffering.

This is a real win for other cases pending in In RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 02327.

A win on Design Defect, Failure to Warn and Negligence affects and helps TVT-O cases everywhere. It will stand as a precedent and also positively impact a lot Ethicon plaintiffs. (The facts of the individual case and the venue where the suit is filed always has to be taken into consideration before the facts of the Huskey case apply.)
I commend Ed Wallace, Wexler Wallace, Chicago, IL and Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Motley Rice, RI for their prosecution of the case and all those who assisted the trial team.
The Linda Gross win was good but they did not prove design defect. Great that Ms. Gross won but her win was not transferable to other cases. The facts of this win translate to other cases! Praise God!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Be Great in the Midst of Criticism! by Joel & Victoria Osteen

From Joel & Victoria Osteeen....
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE September 5, 2014

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

If you’re going to pursue greatness, if you’re going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent, a great leader, you have to understand that not everyone is going to cheer you on. I’d love to tell you that your family, friends and co-workers will celebrate you, but that’s not necessarily the case. Some people simply can’t handle your success. As you grow and increase, as God pours out His favor on you, someone will get jealous. Someone will start finding fault. Don’t be surprised if a relative tries to belittle or discredit you. You can’t focus on making everyone around you happy or you’ll start changing and lose sight of what God has placed in your heart.

Remember, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, run your race, and be great anyway.

Having greatness in the midst of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don’t hold a grudge. Bless those who curse you; pray for those who spitefully use you. As you keep doing what is right, God will honor you. He’ll promote you, and you’ll be great in the midst of criticism!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, I come to You today with an open and humble heart. I choose to forgive those who have criticized me. I choose to bless those who have hurt me. I choose to be great because You have equipped and empowered me to be great in the midst of criticism in Jesus’ name! Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Joel and Victoria bring blessings to millions around the world every single day. They are a light in the darkness, ever obedient to God. They lift me up with their daily devotionals and show me the importance of ever having my face turned toward God. There have been many dark days for me following God's purpose to fight the evil that is synthetic surgical mesh. The highlight of my week is Joel's Sunday sermons on TV. Always, always he brightens my spirit and shows me God's face through his personal joy in the Lord! Praise God! I am blessed.



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!!