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mesh victim

Gilbert, AZ

#2508 Nov 3, 2011
Sue Love wrote:
an update on my oct 3 mesh removal , so far as i can tell is not alot of difference yet , but i know it is better , less pain in the groin area but am still having UTI's , was bleeding a bit last week , have a 6 week checkup nov 16 , just sharing my thoughts on a lawyer , i am so scared to get a lawyer right now bc i know they need all the medical info from all the dr.s which i dont mind giving permission, but... i dont know if my health issues and surgeries are over with, dont know if the mesh is all gone, and when i give permission to get my records i'm afraid my current dr. who has done nothing but help me , if he starts getting requests from attorneys i'm afraid he wont want to treat me because he doesnt want to be sued and i dont blame him, and there arent alot of drs that do this removal and i dont have good ins at all, and the dr.and hospital are all working w/me, i wouldnt sue him anyway but just the idea of attorneys to dr.s is understandable unnerving even if they've done nothing wrong
Another option if for YOU to request your records. You have the rights to own your records. Then when the attorneys ask for the records you don't need to have them go to your doctor since you already have the records. Besides the Firms do not work that fast, so you have many months if not years. I am still waiting for my Firm to request info from me since January, all I know is they accepted me as their client. Depending on the Firm, it can be very slow process...
I understand what you mean, I am healing from my recent surgery as well. I know I am better but not better enough and don't know if I will ever be close to being "normal" meaning not having to take narcotics to just get out of bed...May God Bless You...
Liz Oxfordshire

Thame, UK

#2509 Nov 3, 2011
To liz wrote:
Who was ur dr? My implant has been in for 4yrs now i want it out soooo bad
Hi - Natalia Price at Oxford Gynaecology - UK. She removed it by laparoscopy and has done several successful removals to my knowledge. Not loads, but enough to know what to do and as she is a urogynaecologist who specialises in laparoscopic techniques, she is very experienced in the relevant anatomy. She is also keen to help women who have had mesh problems, and unlike many other surgeons, is able to get out the arms of TVTs with this technique.

I'm so sorry that you've been in such pain and darkness for so long. I know enough after those few months to know what it's like. Liz
Eroca

Moose Jaw, Canada

#2510 Nov 4, 2011
I just came across this article. Since I am Canadian, I don't know how much it will help me, but I will be looking into it further. Good luck to all.

Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

November 4, 2011

After the issuance of multiple warnings by the FDA regarding the use of transvaginal mesh used for the treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, many patients have begun to file lawsuits against the makers of mesh devices, like Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon. After being made aware of the debilitating complications associated with Ethicon TVT, the Willis Law Firm is currently reviewing potential lawsuits nationwide on behalf of women who have suffered severe complications as a result of Johnson & Johnsonís vaginal mesh products. Many of these women could have avoided such terrible physical consequences had they been sufficiently warned of the potential dangers associated with choosing transvaginal mesh as a course of treatment.
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT

Transvaginal mesh, including those produced by Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon, is a type of surgical device intended for use as a permanent solution to the distressing medical condition of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. This condition, also known as POP, occurs when an organ in the pelvic area drops from its normal position and begins to presh against the walls of the vagina. It most commonly affects the bladder, but can also occur in the urethra, uterus, small bowel, or even the rectum. Johnson & Johnson Ethiconís vaginal mesh works to provide extra support and strengthen these organs preventing further problems. Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon division currently produces and distributes several varieties of transvaginal mesh systems including: Ethicon Prolene Mesh, Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh, Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Mesh, and Ethicon Gynecare TVT sling.
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT Complications

In the year of 2010 alone, surgical mesh was used in the treatment of at least 100,000 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Patients, and in 75,000 of these cases the mesh was placed transvaginally, as with Ethicon TVT. Unfortunately, use of J&Jís Ethiconís TVT has been marked by serious complications. These complications most commonly occur when the TVT mesh pushes through the walls of the vagina, and is also called erosion, extrusion, or protrusion. Oftentimes when Ethicon TVT treatment results in this type of complication, repeated invasive surgery is required in order to remove the mesh, which can break into multiple smaller pieces. Obviously, complications with Johnson & Johnson Ethicon can quickly become a very expensive problem. For this reason, many women choose to pursue an Ethicon TVT lawsuit in order to be reimbursed for financial, emotional, and the physical damages they incur.
Ethicon TVT Lawsuit Ė Talk to a Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of the complications of using Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon TVT in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, a lawsuit against its producers may be the right course of action for you to pursue. The Willis Law Firm is currently reviewing and accepting cases against the makers of transvaginal mesh; please call us today. We have female consultants standing by ready to evaluate your potential case for free. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not charge unless we recover for you
Barb

Dallas, TX

#2511 Nov 4, 2011
Sue Love wrote:
an update on my oct 3 mesh removal , so far as i can tell is not alot of difference yet , but i know it is better , less pain in the groin area but am still having UTI's , was bleeding a bit last week , have a 6 week checkup nov 16 , just sharing my thoughts on a lawyer , i am so scared to get a lawyer right now bc i know they need all the medical info from all the dr.s which i dont mind giving permission, but... i dont know if my health issues and surgeries are over with, dont know if the mesh is all gone, and when i give permission to get my records i'm afraid my current dr. who has done nothing but help me , if he starts getting requests from attorneys i'm afraid he wont want to treat me because he doesnt want to be sued and i dont blame him, and there arent alot of drs that do this removal and i dont have good ins at all, and the dr.and hospital are all working w/me, i wouldnt sue him anyway but just the idea of attorneys to dr.s is understandable unnerving even if they've done nothing wrong
Sue,
Hello sweetheart! I do hope and pray you are going to start getting better now! I totally agree with the other lady about YOU requesting your records that way the doctor will not know there is an Attorney involved at the time, along with yes it does take a while to start requesting records. Email me this weekend or send me a message through messenger if you would like to visit.
My Prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Barb~
Nonie

Edmonton, Canada

#2512 Nov 6, 2011
Would you also like some photos of the TVT-Secur fibers that have eroded through my vagina, the skin near my rectum, and now the pieces that are coming out in my urine ? I borrowed a microscope about a month ago and have taken photos through the microscope. I emailed some photos to my lawyer earlier on but will send the recent photos of fibers from my urine (that to me indicate my urethra, or bladder, or both have been injured by the eroding mesh). I'm still waiting to go to Vancouver to the urogynecologist...... waiting is hell. I keep proof everyday of the amount of fibers working their way out. It is kind of a weird thing to do but it is proof positive the pain is not in my head, that the nightmare is real and document-able, and it gives me some way of monitoring my own health care. If I've had to drive or sit in a car, or sit for any length of time I've noticed an increase in the amount of fibers in my urine. So, like many of the ladies reporting in this forum, I spend a lot of time standing (for the least amount of pain), or laying down to avoid any pressure to the pelvic area. Well gotta go ....have sat too long at the computer...ouch, ouch, ouch........Nonie
barb2000 wrote:
<quoted text>
From AZ,
I was reading where you offered to email someone a picture of the mesh you had removed, therefore I was wondering if you would email me a picture of the mesh you had removed? I do research for law firms and a lot of them are handling the mesh cases so I feel this would be helpful to analyze the pictures of the eroded mesh. There isn't to many ladies that have asked for pictures that is why I am asking. If you do please put TVT in the subject line of the email.
Sincerly,
Barb~
barbmartin_2000@yahoo.com
JCD

Cambridge, Canada

#2513 Nov 6, 2011
Nonie wrote:
Would you also like some photos of the TVT-Secur fibers that have eroded through my vagina, the skin near my rectum, and now the pieces that are coming out in my urine ? I borrowed a microscope about a month ago and have taken photos through the microscope. I emailed some photos to my lawyer earlier on but will send the recent photos of fibers from my urine (that to me indicate my urethra, or bladder, or both have been injured by the eroding mesh). I'm still waiting to go to Vancouver to the urogynecologist...... waiting is hell. I keep proof everyday of the amount of fibers working their way out. It is kind of a weird thing to do but it is proof positive the pain is not in my head, that the nightmare is real and document-able, and it gives me some way of monitoring my own health care. If I've had to drive or sit in a car, or sit for any length of time I've noticed an increase in the amount of fibers in my urine. So, like many of the ladies reporting in this forum, I spend a lot of time standing (for the least amount of pain), or laying down to avoid any pressure to the pelvic area. Well gotta go ....have sat too long at the computer...ouch, ouch, ouch........Nonie
<quoted text>
Hi Noonie.
You poor girl. At least you have tangible proof that the mesh is eroding and that can't be disputed. Could I also be e-mailed pics? My e-mail is JCD0056@gmail.com
Take care.
Barb

United States

#2514 Nov 6, 2011
Nonie wrote:
Would you also like some photos of the TVT-Secur fibers that have eroded through my vagina, the skin near my rectum, and now the pieces that are coming out in my urine ? I borrowed a microscope about a month ago and have taken photos through the microscope. I emailed some photos to my lawyer earlier on but will send the recent photos of fibers from my urine (that to me indicate my urethra, or bladder, or both have been injured by the eroding mesh). I'm still waiting to go to Vancouver to the urogynecologist...... waiting is hell. I keep proof everyday of the amount of fibers working their way out. It is kind of a weird thing to do but it is proof positive the pain is not in my head, that the nightmare is real and document-able, and it gives me some way of monitoring my own health care. If I've had to drive or sit in a car, or sit for any length of time I've noticed an increase in the amount of fibers in my urine. So, like many of the ladies reporting in this forum, I spend a lot of time standing (for the least amount of pain), or laying down to avoid any pressure to the pelvic area. Well gotta go ....have sat too long at the computer...ouch, ouch, ouch........Nonie
<quoted text>
Nonie,

That would be great if you could send me pictures! Also I wanted to express my deepest apologies to you one more time for my post the other day. I am really not like that at all and am truly sorry. The pain and agony you ladies are going through just blows my mind!

Sincerely,
Barb~
barbmartin_2000@yahoo.com
Kelley - Panama City FL

Panama City, FL

#2515 Nov 6, 2011
Hello,
I just came across this forum. I have both the Coloplast T-Sling and the Gynecare Prolift. My surgery was 11/5/2009 and since then have had many infections, pain and now mess errosion but not sure if it is from he sling or Prolift. I have a 3rd opinion on Tuesday November 2011. Is there an Attorney in Fl that handles both the Coloplat T-Sling and Gynecare Prolift that I can talk to?
Ann B

Louth, UK

#2516 Nov 7, 2011
Liz Oxfordshire wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi - Natalia Price at Oxford Gynaecology - UK. She removed it by laparoscopy and has done several successful removals to my knowledge. Not loads, but enough to know what to do and as she is a urogynaecologist who specialises in laparoscopic techniques, she is very experienced in the relevant anatomy. She is also keen to help women who have had mesh problems, and unlike many other surgeons, is able to get out the arms of TVTs with this technique.
I'm so sorry that you've been in such pain and darkness for so long. I know enough after those few months to know what it's like. Liz
Hello has anybody in U.K. had their tvt removed by a lady calles Sohier Elneil (Suzy) as I would dearly love to hear from them as I will be having my tape removed by this lovely lady shortly and would love to speak with them about the procedure
Julie

Edmonton, Canada

#2517 Nov 7, 2011
Eroca wrote:
I just came across this article. Since I am Canadian, I don't know how much it will help me, but I will be looking into it further. Good luck to all.
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
November 4, 2011
After the issuance of multiple warnings by the FDA regarding the use of transvaginal mesh used for the treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, many patients have begun to file lawsuits against the makers of mesh devices, like Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon. After being made aware of the debilitating complications associated with Ethicon TVT, the Willis Law Firm is currently reviewing potential lawsuits nationwide on behalf of women who have suffered severe complications as a result of Johnson & Johnsonís vaginal mesh products. Many of these women could have avoided such terrible physical consequences had they been sufficiently warned of the potential dangers associated with choosing transvaginal mesh as a course of treatment.
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT
Transvaginal mesh, including those produced by Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon, is a type of surgical device intended for use as a permanent solution to the distressing medical condition of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. This condition, also known as POP, occurs when an organ in the pelvic area drops from its normal position and begins to presh against the walls of the vagina. It most commonly affects the bladder, but can also occur in the urethra, uterus, small bowel, or even the rectum. Johnson & Johnson Ethiconís vaginal mesh works to provide extra support and strengthen these organs preventing further problems. Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon division currently produces and distributes several varieties of transvaginal mesh systems including: Ethicon Prolene Mesh, Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh, Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Mesh, and Ethicon Gynecare TVT sling.
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon TVT Complications
In the year of 2010 alone, surgical mesh was used in the treatment of at least 100,000 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Patients, and in 75,000 of these cases the mesh was placed transvaginally, as with Ethicon TVT. Unfortunately, use of J&Jís Ethiconís TVT has been marked by serious complications. These complications most commonly occur when the TVT mesh pushes through the walls of the vagina, and is also called erosion, extrusion, or protrusion. Oftentimes when Ethicon TVT treatment results in this type of complication, repeated invasive surgery is required in order to remove the mesh, which can break into multiple smaller pieces. Obviously, complications with Johnson & Johnson Ethicon can quickly become a very expensive problem. For this reason, many women choose to pursue an Ethicon TVT lawsuit in order to be reimbursed for financial, emotional, and the physical damages they incur.
Ethicon TVT Lawsuit Ė Talk to a Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of the complications of using Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon TVT in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, a lawsuit against its producers may be the right course of action for you to pursue. The Willis Law Firm is currently reviewing and accepting cases against the makers of transvaginal mesh; please call us today. We have female consultants standing by ready to evaluate your potential case for free. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not charge unless we recover for you
Hi Eroca
I'm Canadian too, from Red Deer Alberta. I found a lawyer in Toronto that is helping from a legal standpoint. I've been 3-1/2 years with this mesh and just want it out.
I've consulted 4 doctors about my pain and discomfort, only to be left feeling it's my imagination, or once i was told I'm just out of shape. Finally I have found somewhere to be heard and see some light at the end of the tunnel!
Julie

Edmonton, Canada

#2518 Nov 7, 2011
Nonie wrote:
Would you also like some photos of the TVT-Secur fibers that have eroded through my vagina, the skin near my rectum, and now the pieces that are coming out in my urine ? I borrowed a microscope about a month ago and have taken photos through the microscope. I emailed some photos to my lawyer earlier on but will send the recent photos of fibers from my urine (that to me indicate my urethra, or bladder, or both have been injured by the eroding mesh). I'm still waiting to go to Vancouver to the urogynecologist...... waiting is hell. I keep proof everyday of the amount of fibers working their way out. It is kind of a weird thing to do but it is proof positive the pain is not in my head, that the nightmare is real and document-able, and it gives me some way of monitoring my own health care. If I've had to drive or sit in a car, or sit for any length of time I've noticed an increase in the amount of fibers in my urine. So, like many of the ladies reporting in this forum, I spend a lot of time standing (for the least amount of pain), or laying down to avoid any pressure to the pelvic area. Well gotta go ....have sat too long at the computer...ouch, ouch, ouch........Nonie
<quoted text>
Hi Nonie,
I'm from Red Deer and am just about to start on a search for a doctor to remove the mesh. Is Vancouver the closest you've found?
Julie
Nonie

Edmonton, Canada

#2519 Nov 7, 2011
hello Julie , as far as I can tell according to the gynecologist from Dawson Creek,, the best doctors to remove the mesh in our part of the world are in Edmonton and Vancouver. I opted for Vancouver because I have a sister in Vancouver. The doctor I have been referred to is Dr. Wilkie Inc.(he has a website you can google) who seems happy putting this frigging mesh in women.....but if he can take it out with out damaging my urinary system, and vagina any more than they are already, I will keep my mouth shut and and pray he can get as much mesh out as possible.
Julie wrote:
<quoted text> How long have you had your mesh? I had mine put in summer 2008, and the complications came summer 2011.And I still leak!!!!!!!


Hi Nonie,
I'm from Red Deer and am just about to start on a search for a doctor to remove the mesh. Is Vancouver the closest you've found?
Julie
Nonie

Edmonton, Canada

#2520 Nov 7, 2011
oops I got part of my mesage and question to Julie into her quote....sorry
Julie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Nonie,
I'm from Red Deer and am just about to start on a search for a doctor to remove the mesh. Is Vancouver the closest you've found?
Julie
Ohio_Boomer

Cincinnati, OH

#2521 Nov 8, 2011
I am looking for a doctor to remove my tvt mesh implanted in 2008 anywhere close to Cincinnati. The closest I've found is in Atlanta, and he implants them as well- not my 1st preference but it does look like he knows what he is doing. His website goes into great detail about it, and he swears it is the lack of expertise of the Dr. as to why they are failing...exactly why I do not prefer to go to him, as I think it is the mesh itself! The Drs. names are Miklos and Moore and here is their website:
http://www.vaginalsurgeonsblog.com/mesh-studi...

Can anyone recommend a Dr. near Cincy?

I want my life back! I lost 15 pounds with 5 more to go to reach my "ideal" weight, in hopes that the tightening would lessen inside my groin!

It didn't work.
Mesh out

Frankfort, KY

#2522 Nov 8, 2011
Dear Ohio Boomer, I had my mesh taken out in Oct 2011. I had it taken out in Lexington Ky. I doing ok. The doctor was wonderful and understanding. He knows the mesh is causing alot of problems and has taken many out. Finding a doctor to remove and believe the mesh is a problem is hard. I went thru MANY urologist to find the one i had remove the MESS (mesh). I had so many infections, I was on antiboctics and had urinary retentions ( couldnt pee) pain....and more pain. Had so many scopes....u have heard the stories. Get the MESH out. Call Commonwealth Urology. Lexington Ky on Harrodsburg Rd. Be Blessed and praying for the all the women with this mess in them. Im prayinf for all. :)
from AZ

Gilbert, AZ

#2523 Nov 8, 2011
Ohio_Boomer wrote:
I am looking for a doctor to remove my tvt mesh implanted in 2008 anywhere close to Cincinnati. The closest I've found is in Atlanta, and he implants them as well- not my 1st preference but it does look like he knows what he is doing. His website goes into great detail about it, and he swears it is the lack of expertise of the Dr. as to why they are failing...exactly why I do not prefer to go to him, as I think it is the mesh itself! The Drs. names are Miklos and Moore and here is their website:
http://www.vaginalsurgeonsblog.com/mesh-studi...
Can anyone recommend a Dr. near Cincy?
I want my life back! I lost 15 pounds with 5 more to go to reach my "ideal" weight, in hopes that the tightening would lessen inside my groin!
It didn't work.
I've read from on this website Cleaveland Center has good explant doctors. I've know Dr. Raz at UCLA is the best so if you are going to fly anyway to Atlanta why not go to the best. I heard there are good doctors in TX, TN as well. The mesh itself is bad, that's why there are hundreds of law suits suing the mesh maker instead of the doctors. I mean of course the doctor could implant it in wrong but the body goes into an inflammation process and causes all kinds of havoc.
Meghan Walker

Etobicoke, Canada

#2524 Nov 8, 2011
Hello ladies,

I have created a facebook page for Canadian women suffering from transvaginal mesh injuries, as I wanted to create something with a Canadian perspective.

Please feel free to view the page or "like" it if you have facebook.

The page was just created today, but I will be updating the page regularly with important information, articles and advice.

The page is called Canadian Victims of Transvaginal Mesh. Here's the link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Victim...
Honey

Peterborough, UK

#2525 Nov 9, 2011
Hi Anneday4,

Please can you post here to let us know how you are doing after your mesh removal by Dr.Suzy Elneil as I am due to have mine removed by her soon. Or anyone else who has experience of her.

Thank you.
Susan

Canton, TX

#2526 Nov 9, 2011
Whats the doc name in ky? Im in tn. Had a partial extraction in 10' mesh eroded again few months after, mesh implanted in 07' want to find a doc who can remove entire implant.
Mesh out wrote:
Dear Ohio Boomer, I had my mesh taken out in Oct 2011. I had it taken out in Lexington Ky. I doing ok. The doctor was wonderful and understanding. He knows the mesh is causing alot of problems and has taken many out. Finding a doctor to remove and believe the mesh is a problem is hard. I went thru MANY urologist to find the one i had remove the MESS (mesh). I had so many infections, I was on antiboctics and had urinary retentions ( couldnt pee) pain....and more pain. Had so many scopes....u have heard the stories. Get the MESH out. Call Commonwealth Urology. Lexington Ky on Harrodsburg Rd. Be Blessed and praying for the all the women with this mess in them. Im prayinf for all.:)
Susan

Canton, TX

#2527 Nov 9, 2011
Which are best in TN? Im in TN. Need a doc
from AZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I've read from on this website Cleaveland Center has good explant doctors. I've know Dr. Raz at UCLA is the best so if you are going to fly anyway to Atlanta why not go to the best. I heard there are good doctors in TX, TN as well. The mesh itself is bad, that's why there are hundreds of law suits suing the mesh maker instead of the doctors. I mean of course the doctor could implant it in wrong but the body goes into an inflammation process and causes all kinds of havoc.

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