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Bladder Mesh Surgery Gone Wrong

Part 3…Resources for Mesh complications…

on May 10, 2012

This blog is solely for mesh resources if you think you may be encountering mesh complications.

Assuming you have already been back to your Surgeon and have confirmed mesh erosion, the next steps you will need to take are reporting your mesh complications to: the FDA, Health Canada and The College of Physicians & Surgeons (if you live in Canada) to start .

The web address’ are as follows:

1) FDA: 

  www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/publichealthnotifications/ucm061976.htm

2) Health Canada:

  ww.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/advisories-avis/prof/_2010/surgical-mesh_nth-aah-eng.php

3) The College of Physicians and Surgeons:

 www.cpsbc.ca  find the Mandate and Role section and read through it…interesting read…

Some other Websites very worthy of your perusal are:

4)       www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com  look up an article by Jane Akre dated March 21, 2012 called:

           “Breaking News…J&J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval”.

5)        www.injuryboard.com  read the article called, “Suffering in Silence from a Medical Device-Surgical Mesh

             There are FOUR parts to this article, I recommend you read ALL four!!

6)        www.topix.com  you can register to this site and post your comments

7)        www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk   this is a FANTASTIC site full of resources, highly recommend it!

8)        www.vaginalmeshhelpline.com 

9)        www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca

10)     www.pslc.com 

             this is a great site which explains what PolyPropylene is (in case you don’t already know, mesh is  from

            PolyPropylene) and why it does what it does to the body.

11)     www.rightinginjustice.com

12)     www.yourlawyer.com    TVM & Pelvic Mesh Complications & Failures

13)     http://www.teapapers.com/bladdersling/2012/05/   this is a WONDERFUL BLOG that is filled with so many 

            resources, mesh stories and personal mesh complication stories for the owner of the BLOG. She has become

            a dear friend who will help you in any way she can. She lives in the USA so has a lot more access to the many

             resources we don’t have in Canada.

14)   If you have a FACEBOOK account, there are many, many resources available to you through different  

          FACEBOOK PAGES, listed below:  I would highly advise you to go to the FACEBOOK PAGES, there is so much

          more information that I just can’t possibly put into this BLOG.

           A) Canadian Victims of Transvaginal Mesh

           B) Medical Mesh Device News Desk

           C) Fighters of Hernia and Pelvic Bladder Sling Mesh Surgery

           D) Medical Mesh Legal Support

           E) Medical Mesh Complications Survery….PLEASE TAKE THIS SURVEY!!! We are trying to compile an     

                number of Mesh Victims through this survey.  

15)    www.thepetitionsite.com   Mandate Compulsory Reporting of Surgical Implant Device Complications

16)  ww.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120417/transvaginal-mesh-women-lawsuit- incontinence  -120417/  

You will find a lot of information in the above WEBSITES but I would still like to urge you to simply GOOGLE

TVM, TVT-O, TVT, Bladder Sling Surgery, PolyPropylene. There is a ton of information to be found, you just need to dig in and do your research and homework. It may seem like a lot of work especially if you are not feeling well, but you are your own best advocate!!!

My last piece of advice after you have confirmed Mesh erosion is to seek legal advice. I am not able to give you any advice as to giving out any Lawyers or Doctors names (as I am in litigation myself) but GOOGLE them and you will find what you are looking for!

I will post more information as it becomes available in terms of resources and will continue with my blog from a personal stand point on my own health battles with mesh! I live one day at a time and make the most of what the day has to offer me! Life is good as long as you MAKE IT SO!

Happy “Surfing the Net” and remember, “Life is Not Measured by the Number of breaths we take, but by the Moments that take Our Breath Away”…

“Often daunted, NEVER defeated”!!!!  


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