Teresa

Euless, TX

#3777 Aug 21, 2012
Lana Keeton wrote:
<quoted text>
The difference between Dr. Raz and Dr. Zimmern is that Dr. Zimmern is more conservative surgically than Dr. Raz.
Dr. Raz has tremendous amount of mesh removal experience, over 400 last I heard.
They are both good but if you know you have a really difficult removal or a lot of mesh to remove, Dr. Raz might be the one for you.
Always TRUST your own instincts and make your own decision. You are the one who will live with the benefits and risks of the surgery.
AND VERY IMPORTANT! If you can go to one of these doctors for your first removal surgery, make the effort.
I wish I had not gone through the 7 years of removal of bits and pieces with Dr. Davila. What a waste of my time and my life. And many have had more serious complications because a bad removal surgery can be worse than the original implantation. Sad but true.
Best, blessings, Lana
Lana would you please email me at kelleyjetk@gmail.com i have a few questions i think u might can answer for me too.
thanks so much for your time and comments
Teresa

Euless, TX

#3778 Aug 21, 2012
Lana Keeton wrote:
<quoted text>
Contact www.angelflight.com to get free airfare for medical treatment. They will also take a companion if necessary. They have to verify you have medical treatment scheduled but you might still make it if you contact them early tomorrow.
Those loans will suck a lot out of any settlement you may get in the future. Try to avoid it if at all possible.
All the best, blessings, Lana
Lana can you email me at kelleyjetk@gmail.com i have a few questins and feel sure u might have the answers. I am scheduled for a second surgery in dallas on the 28th.
thanks for your time and comments
Nichole

Niagara Falls, Canada

#3779 Aug 21, 2012
I would like to respond to Roberta's post.
I am too from Canada, Im 34 mother of 2. I to have had the the bladder lift almost 2 yrs ago. I have had many diff surgeries before this.
I had found a doctor ,who said he did this 1000 time's. Great doctor. Well about 8 month's ago, i started to pee my pants and not be able to control it, i haave constant pain in my pelvic area abdomen.I feel like im on fire, sometime;s the pain is so awful when i try to pee, i am going constantly.I have many many problem's.
I went last week, he told me, that there is so way to remove the old mesh. It has to stay. He had me do another test at the hospital, whick it felt like i was been cut up, i started to cry. He said to me, well i cant get answer from this test,so im going to have you do an ultrasound. Blah blah blah.
So now he is going on vacation, and i get to suffer more.
He told me that he can go in and put another mesh sling to lift my bladder agian, but now he is worried it could be to tight, that is why i have problems going pee sometime's..He doesnt know.
This is truly upsetting, i have many other health issue's im dealing with, on top of this. Im 34..
I do not understand why, this doctor does not put me under and go in and look and see what damage is done, instead of making me suffer.
I dont know what to do..This is not fair
Nonie Wideman

Canada

#3780 Aug 21, 2012
dear Nichole, sounds like it is time to get a second opinion,with a doctor who is experienced with mesh removal preferably....poor you!!!mesh can be removed and has been..does not always resolve pain but usually lessens it, visit Canadian Victims of Transvaginal Mesh ..facebook page to link with Canadian women who may know who is best to ask for a referral to ....I'm out west in BC so the ladies back east may have some leads to doctors they have felt were skilled and removed mesh without doing more harm than good. so sorry you are one of the many victims ,hugs from Nonie
malleylawatgmail _com

Irving, TX

#3781 Aug 22, 2012
I continue to read your posts, and as noted it educates me on the case, but I'm used to cases where my clients are not in pending pain and anquish and unable to obtain relief. All I can say is I'm sorry for what these sob's have done to you people. They need to pay!
SO we listed out all the counsel that are listed as lead counsel or on a steering committee of one of the mdl's and sent this email today. I intend to send the same email to the other 5 mdl groups. I have no clue to provide you women any immediate relief but i do know how to stir up whatever trouble I can do, ie telling the counsel handling the case they are not acting quick enough. Of course they will not appreciate my comments, but who cares. Next step is for me to file motion with the court to get the attention of the judge. Done that before on phen fen and had the wrath of the class counsel come down on me big time. I enjoyed that!
So i will need to post letter in 2 parts. Please for all those women that hate me or just attys, be nice today on your comments.
NOTE: while i was typing this email i just got 2 emails already back. I won't note names but if anyone is interested in hearing what the attys that will be handling this case are chatting about , advise.
Dear Counsel;
Please excuse the informality of this email, but I wanted to introduce myself to you and your firm ,and ask some questions concerning the TVT MESH MDL. I am an attorney that is handling TVT Mesh cases and saw that you were designated by the court in a position in the MDL. My inquiry though relates to issues somewhat related to the current issues facing the women that continue to have difficulty related to diagnosis,treatment and removal of the mesh. I don't know if anything can be done but I wanted to voice my opinion. I don't feel like this is the type of MDL that can be "business as usual" ie there's nothing that can be done to remedy the urgency of the situation and the women must wait for 4-6 additional years for any immediate relief. We all know that the typical MDL's for drugs/products cases do not require immediate action, that we can take in cases, direct our attention to handling the legal issues only, but this case is different. I have spent many years handling drug and product cases, but I don't believe I have seen a case where so many people are in daily distress and without any direction, other than the barrage of tv,cable and website advertisements from attorneys marketing to clients. I note the following issues:
malleylawatgmail _com

Irving, TX

#3782 Aug 22, 2012
1) many of these women are in extreme daily pain and anguish without relief;



2) many have no insurance to even have an appointment to be examined;



3) So many of the women are being told it's all in their head and not to listen to attorney ads;



4) Of the women that do have insurance, there are limited doctors that are trained at the extraction of the mesh;



5) Most of the women are returning to the doctors that put the mesh in, thus that doctor is concerned about their own liability and downplays the problems:



6) These women are having to fly around the country to locate the few doctors that are able to remove the mesh, many of which are taking out loans on their houses or getting involved with lawsuit finance loan companies that are charging a high interest rate. As we know these cases take many years to settle and the funds loaned on with interest amount to unreasonable numbers;



7) women that can't be diagnosed are waiting for the mdl's to provide relief, not filing an action, and not preserving their statute. Excluding a discussion of American Pipe, we know the defense will use the earliest date possible for notice, albeit Jan 2011 or July 2011 and sol has run then in a few 1 yr states;



While I monitor the MDL's to see the usual filings and "politics" between firms involved in the hierarchy of the class representation, I must say that these legal activities are not providing any immediate action that is needed, and attention must be brought to the courts seeking some temporary redress,direction, and notice. Since these actions will take a few years before any initial relief is possible, are there any immediate remedial measures that can be attempted to resolve the issues regarding diagnosis and treatment noted above? It's just gut-wrenching to read/hear of the stories of these women and know that so many are unable to obtain dx/treatment of any sort. Even if answer is for these women merely to obtain counsel, the law firms are also unable to find specialists around the country to do a task that no doctor has been trained in, thus risking additional injuries and permanent disability to the women and providing a defense argument as to cause of the future disability.



I am sending this blast email to many of the MDL counsel and hopefully a few of you can try to figure out an immediate plan. Even if this email is all in vain, I wanted to voice my thoughts, and I understand if the response is unregrettably there's nothing we can do!



Thanks for taking the time to read the email,

Attorney Joe Malley
malleylawatgmail _com

Irving, TX

#3783 Aug 22, 2012
I continue to read your posts, and as noted it educates me on the case, but I'm used to cases where my clients are not in pending pain and anquish and unable to obtain relief. All I can say is I'm sorry for what these sob's have done to you people. They need to pay!

SO we listed out all the counsel that are listed as lead counsel or on a steering committee of one of the mdl's and sent this email today. I intend to send the same email to the other 5 mdl groups. I have no clue to provide you women any immediate relief but i do know how to stir up whatever trouble I can do, ie telling the counsel handling the case they are not acting quick enough. Of course they will not appreciate my comments, but who cares. Next step is for me to file motion with the court to get the attention of the judge. Done that before on phen fen and had the wrath of the class counsel come down on me big time. I enjoyed that!

So i will need to post letter in 2 parts. Please for all those women that hate me or just attys, be nice today on your comments.

NOTE: while typing this i rec'd 2 emails already. if i don't get killed by posting and you people want to hear what attys on this case are talking about, advise. I understand the blog is for you women to discuss problems but you must also be monitoring what is happening on the case, in particular as it relates to pushing for immediate action

Dear Counsel;

Please excuse the informality of this email, but I wanted to introduce myself to you and your firm ,and ask some questions concerning the TVT MESH MDL. I am an attorney that is handling TVT Mesh cases and saw that you were designated by the court in a position in the MDL. My inquiry though relates to issues somewhat related to the current issues facing the women that continue to have difficulty related to diagnosis,treatment and removal of the mesh. I don't know if anything can be done but I wanted to voice my opinion. I don't feel like this is the type of MDL that can be "business as usual" ie there's nothing that can be done to remedy the urgency of the situation and the women must wait for 4-6 additional years for any immediate relief. We all know that the typical MDL's for drugs/products cases do not require immediate action, that we can take in cases, direct our attention to handling the legal issues only, but this case is different. I have spent many years handling drug and product cases, but I don't believe I have seen a case where so many people are in daily distress and without any direction, other than the barrage of tv,cable and website advertisements from attorneys marketing to clients. I note the following issues:
malleylawatgmail _com

Irving, TX

#3784 Aug 22, 2012
ps: sorry for the double post. i have never seen such a delay on blog posting. I thought again it didn't take.
SkyTrain

United States

#3785 Aug 22, 2012
Lana Keeton wrote:
<quoted text>
Contact www.angelflight.com to get free airfare for medical treatment. They will also take a companion if necessary. They have to verify you have medical treatment scheduled but you might still make it if you contact them early tomorrow.
Those loans will suck a lot out of any settlement you may get in the future. Try to avoid it if at all possible.
All the best, blessings, Lana
Thanks Lana
I have contacted them they do not fly over the rockies. They are trying to help me with a flying situation. They are doing a very great things helping people.
I'm just very concerned that I have not received my loan check yet. Due to difficulties with my attorney. Yes, I know I'm getting into deep waters with this loan but it's my ONLY way. In order to go I have to have this loan money first Or I will not be able to a pay for the consultation or airfare which continues to grow higher everyday I get closer to my appointment day.
Lana I just want to thank you for sending me to angel flight, they are great!

Have a bless day
SkyTrain

United States

#3786 Aug 22, 2012
Malley,
I thought since you are reading all of our comments and post, perhaps you could answer several of my questions.

Is there anyway to change law firms once the case has been filed and how would one go about it?

Why doesn't the manufactuers have to pay our attorney fees, rather then taking it out of our settlements? Is it that the attorneys feel that we have not suffered enough.

Why isn't the manufacturing companies having to pay court cost? After all they are the reason that we are going to court. Again they want to take this out of our settlement?

Some of us have to take out loans in order to even see the doctors for consultation, airfare, hotel and if lucky explants. Why aren't the manufactures having to pay this compound interest? It is a fact, I would not need to have a consultation, if I'm lucky an explant, attorney and to go to court if it wasn't for the manufacture.

I'm sure I have more questions but I will stop there.
The manufacturer has taken our quality of life now and forever on most if not all of us and expect all of these extra things to come out of our settlement, I completely do not understand. These women would have their regular job and living there life normal as long as we live IF it wasn't for the MESH.

I would love to know these answers.
Oh by the way, reading the comments and the stories of our lives in order to get more of an understanding of what we're going through.... It is something you MUST live with in order to understand it.
sue in chillicothe

United States

#3787 Aug 22, 2012
SkyTrain wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Lana
I have contacted them they do not fly over the rockies. They are trying to help me with a flying situation. They are doing a very great things helping people.
I'm just very concerned that I have not received my loan check yet. Due to difficulties with my attorney. Yes, I know I'm getting into deep waters with this loan but it's my ONLY way. In order to go I have to have this loan money first Or I will not be able to a pay for the consultation or airfare which continues to grow higher everyday I get closer to my appointment day.
Lana I just want to thank you for sending me to angel flight, they are great!
Have a bless day
SKYTRAIN I'd like to contact you what is your contact info?
Barb

Euless, TX

#3788 Aug 22, 2012
SkyTrain wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Lana
I have contacted them they do not fly over the rockies. They are trying to help me with a flying situation. They are doing a very great things helping people.
I'm just very concerned that I have not received my loan check yet. Due to difficulties with my attorney. Yes, I know I'm getting into deep waters with this loan but it's my ONLY way. In order to go I have to have this loan money first Or I will not be able to a pay for the consultation or airfare which continues to grow higher everyday I get closer to my appointment day.
Lana I just want to thank you for sending me to angel flight, they are great!
Have a bless day
SkyTrain, have you asked your attorney to speak with your doctor concerning accepting an L.O.P.(letter of protection)? This is probably a long shot but maybe the doctor would be willing to do this if he thought your attorney would recommend him to other TVT clients!

Actually since Mr. Malley is "emailing" back and forth to Lead Counsel he should add in some sort of stipulation that they get with these few surgeons and see if there is a way they will provide emergency service on an L.O.P. bases to the ladies that no longer have insurance!

Since we all know asking them to speed up court process is not going to happen especially since Defense Council bills hourly, if my memory is correct!

So making arrangements with surgeons would make more sense to me. Just saying:~

As always; this is not legal advice and you should always seek legal advice from your attorney.

Sincerely,
Barb~
Betty

Warwick, RI

#3789 Aug 23, 2012
If this site doe s not convince your wife, I suggest she go on tvt on facebook and ask the Sawyers who started the site about the facts- she also should go on Truth in Medicine. No mesh is safe- it is leeching through your body from the minute it is put in. She can have the burch method and not use mesh. I just read an article that said the burch is just as good in stopping incontinence and has none of the complications of mesh. They use stitches and your own flesh. Mine was put in in 2005 and in 2007 I developed IC and then by 2011 it was cutting through my vagina. Pain was unbelievable. This is not safe. I hope she is seing a uro - gyn and not an ob gyn or a urologist.
SkyTrain

Bartow, FL

#3790 Aug 23, 2012
sue in chillicothe wrote:
<quoted text>SKYTRAIN I'd like to contact you what is your contact info?
my email is angelskytrain@gmail
SkyTrain

Bartow, FL

#3791 Aug 23, 2012
Barb wrote:
<quoted text>
SkyTrain, have you asked your attorney to speak with your doctor concerning accepting an L.O.P.(letter of protection)? This is probably a long shot but maybe the doctor would be willing to do this if he thought your attorney would recommend him to other TVT clients!
Actually since Mr. Malley is "emailing" back and forth to Lead Counsel he should add in some sort of stipulation that they get with these few surgeons and see if there is a way they will provide emergency service on an L.O.P. bases to the ladies that no longer have insurance!
Since we all know asking them to speed up court process is not going to happen especially since Defense Council bills hourly, if my memory is correct!
So making arrangements with surgeons would make more sense to me. Just saying:~
As always; this is not legal advice and you should always seek legal advice from your attorney.
Sincerely,
Barb~
Thanks Barb.
I would probably need to speak to my doctor about the L.O.P.. I'm having a difficult time with my attorney... they do not accept calls and they must not know how to call out or even sign and notarize and overnight a piece of paper to me.
I believe that would be too complicated for my attorney! Is there anyway to change attorneys after the lawsuit has been filed? I am very unhappy with the law firm I chose. They may actually be good I don't know, they were before this lawsuit was filed.
There needs to be some way that women do not do as I did. I saw the commercial, I called the 800 number to find out what was going on with the mesh because I did not have a clue. Now I'm stuck with this law firm after the first one I called transferred me to this one. I just wish they would go back to being as good as calling me as they were before the lawsuit was filed.
If anyone can assist me on how to go about this please let me know, angelskytrain@gmail.com
Thank you

Since: Jul 12

Defiance, OH

#3792 Aug 23, 2012
Ladies please beware of the lawsuit loans I think they are like 50% interest.....Read this womans story at:
http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/patient-...

She borrowed 5,000 when it was done she only received 3,500 and now owes 15,000 or more!
nervous

Souderton, PA

#3793 Aug 23, 2012
Hello all! I had my sling removed today, TOTAL removal and it's only day one but I am SO HAPPY! I notice the difference already! Was done laproscopically with only a small incision and a couple of stitches. Other than the sting and discomfort of the procedure itself, no picking/poking/pinching/pullin g, etc..... I hope it stays that way! Much luck to everyone else having issues, I hope things get better for everyone and I hope to read about other successful removals in the future! Thanks for the supportive site!
SkyTrain

Phenix City, AL

#3794 Aug 23, 2012
nervous wrote:
Hello all! I had my sling removed today, TOTAL removal and it's only day one but I am SO HAPPY! I notice the difference already! Was done laproscopically with only a small incision and a couple of stitches. Other than the sting and discomfort of the procedure itself, no picking/poking/pinching/pullin g, etc..... I hope it stays that way! Much luck to everyone else having issues, I hope things get better for everyone and I hope to read about other successful removals in the future! Thanks for the supportive site!
If I may ask, how long have you had to live with the mesh and who removed it?
Just curious, I fear that I will not be able to have a success rate as is yours. I was told I would have less than 40 percent relief but I will take that.

Congratulations! I'm happy to hear that another person has gotten that MONSTER MESH OUT!
nervous

Souderton, PA

#3795 Aug 23, 2012
SkyTrain wrote:
<quoted text>
If I may ask, how long have you had to live with the mesh and who removed it?
Just curious, I fear that I will not be able to have a success rate as is yours. I was told I would have less than 40 percent relief but I will take that.
Congratulations! I'm happy to hear that another person has gotten that MONSTER MESH OUT!
Hi! I had my mesh inserted in May 2011 and my issue was gradual and escalated within the last month or so, so it wasn't near as long as some that I read on this blog. I may have been lucky to have it removed sooner than later. The urologist that inserted it also removed it and let the option up to me, I made the decision 3 weeks ago and I've gotten it out already. I believe I am luckier than most, and reading this blog helped me make the decision to have it removed rather than 'adjusted' or 'treated'. That way, it couldn't get any worse inside of me and I can move forward and deal with whatever comes after. I hope that you have an EXCELLENT outcome and I'll be thinking about you!

“God Loves You!”

Since: Sep 08

Miami Beach, Florida

#3796 Aug 23, 2012
Barbara Martin works for Joe Malley, the attorney.

Joe Malley first contacted me in November 2007. See e-mail at the end.

Then Barbara Martin (a/k/a "Lori [Laura] Martinez") started contacting me also asking for information.

It is my understanding direct contact with a potential client without stating it is an attorney advertisement is against the conduct allowed by attorneys in the State of Texas.

Barbara Martin has been on here for years now as a "consumer advocatre" getting women to fill out applications with extremely personal info and then shopping them to other attorneys.

Or perhaps she was getting the info and then Mr. Malley was shopping them to other attorneys.

Anyway, in my opinion, this is highly unethical and neither of them should be here.

But I am sure the "Ladies" as Barbara Martin is always calling everyone on this site will rally to her defense, despite the fact the only place you can find any info about Barbara Martin is here on Topix...no phone number, no address, no traceable info.

Unless of course you call Mr. Malley's phone number and ask for her.

----- Original Message -----
From: LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH H MALLEY
To: miamiblog@bellsouth.net
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:02 PM

mrs keeton:

i'm a plaintiff personal injury attorney in dallas. I have just been hired to handle a prolene mesh case and ran across your site while researching.

see you were set for trial in oct 2007. how did it go, or was it postponed. please advise your attorney of my contact and give them my number at XXXXXX, so we can discuss how these type of cases are proceeding.

how many more people are you aware of that have this problem?

congrads on your website and taking an stance.

thanks

attorney joe malley

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