Transvaginal Mesh Litigation – Pharmaceutical Lawyers

Please follow the link to watch my public service announcement (PSA) video. I am so grateful to Baron & Budd for giving me a platform to tell my family’s story so that we can keep others from this preventable harm and find ways to help those already injured. Family members and Caregivers are a welcome part of our community also.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation – Pharmaceutical Lawyers.

 

#NotOneMore

Love, Aaron

 

10 Things Every Mom Should Be Famous For 

10) Going to a 4th grade Mother’s Day Lunch at school 48 hours after major surgery simply because your daughter can barely contain the excitement of gifting you a hand-made necklace (a.k.a. prize-winning, elementary school art).

9) Never missing a spelling bee, award ceremony, practice, game or try-out, even for what I’m sure were VERY long JV sports seasons. ;)

8) Going with your daughter the first time she has to make a really big apology to someone she’s hurt, and teaching humility, empathy and that admitting wrong isn’t so bad. Maybe it’s even good.

7) Making sure there was breakfast EVERY single morning (even if Dad was the one to cook it!).

6) Hand-making your daughter’s very favorite Halloween costume (an awesome black kitty cat) and a very creative not-so-favorite Halloween costume (a Bunch a Grapes). Family story that will never get out! :)

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LIKE THIS!

NOT like this.

NOT like this. No, not at all. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Saying yes to “Mommy can we keep them? Um…. actually can we keep them BOTH?”

 

4) Teaching young daughters the joy of writing by making up silly rhyming stories about fish. Yes, fish.

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3) Making young daughters wait until middle school to wear make-up.

NOPE!. No way. No how.

NOPE!. No way. No how.

2) Cherishing the joy of young daughters singing in the car to “Oreo Speedwagon” on the way to get milkshakes.

"No I can't fight this feelin' anymore. . . I've forgotten what I started fightin' for... Baby, I can't fight this feelin' anymore..." OMNOM!

“No I can’t fight this feelin’ anymore. . . I’ve forgotten what I started fightin’ for… Baby, I can’t fight this feelin’ anymore…” OMNOM!

 

 

1) Telling daughters through whispers and kisses, lovie eyes, grand hugs, and big tears:

“I love you. Great job!”

“I love you. Don’t you ever do that again!”

“I love you. But you’re still grounded for 2 weeks.”

“I love you. Don’t listen to them.”

“I love you. You did your best.”

“I love you. We did it!”

“I love you. When you get older, this will all make sense.”

“I love you. I promise this hurts me more than it does you.”

“I love you. But he’s not good enough for you!”

“I love you. And I love him. He’s perfect for you.”

“I love you. You and your sister are the best gifts any mother could have asked for.”

“I just love you because I’m your mother and I can. I don’t need a reason.”

– I love you, Mom. –

Maybe next time I’ll start the countdown from 100, ’cause there’s plenty more where that came from!

TELL ME, WHAT AMAZING THINGS DID YOU DO FOR YOUR CHILDREN?  WHAT DID YOUR MOM DO FOR YOU?  LET’S CELEBRATE THE GOOD STUFF!

How I Became ‘The Mesh Warrior’ and How You Can Too

How I Became ‘The Mesh Warrior’ and How You Can Too.

PSA-from The Mesh Warrior- August 14, 2014

 

This PSA is sponsored by The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the injured and Baron & Budd, P.C. My hope is that it helps the mesh-injured community to find, support and to add to the number of the injured we are reaching by providing a genuine voice alongside the TV commercials that sometimes seem more like used car sales commercials more than those befitting the severe injury of so many, precious men and women. WE ARE MAKING GENUINE PROGRESS! Thank you all for your support. Thank you Baron & Budd for underwriting this message and giving of your time to give our community a platform to reach out to still more of the isolated and lonely injured. Love, Aaron

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The NIMH commentary on Robin Williams’ death . . .

I’m a bit “posty-bloggy” tonight, but I just keep thinking about our dear American icon, Robin Williams.

Robin Williams - what a beautiful smile, one that knows the difference between happiness and joy perhaps.

Robin Williams – what a beautiful smile, one that knows the difference between happiness and joy perhaps.

The NIMH’s director even wrote a blog. I don’t think we realize how much his death by suicide has affected us yet, in small and large ways, in small and large communities; it continues to remind us daily, unlike the deaths of other celebrities, that life is a precious and precarious thing. In fact, it’s one of the only events in recent history, that I can remember, which has united us again as a community of Americans. We are “doing it wrong” somehow. People don’t just commit suicide in the numbers we’re seeing without a very generalized cause. What do you think it could be? Is it a combination of the rat race, road rage, and the ever-tightening vice on the freedom of individuals to live in the peace of their own finding and choosing in this world?

Dr. Tim Insel of the NIMH says, “. . . our discussions of mental illness rarely focus on this inconvenient truth: these illnesses are currently just as fatal as the “big killers.”’

What do you think?  Why is suicide a better option for so many than living even a single day longer?

The Mesh Warrior Joins Consumer Union’s Safe Patient Project

Hello Angels & Warriors;

safepatientproject.org-sharing-widget175x175 There is more good news to share today! I am so thrilled to now be a formal member of Consumer Union’s Safe Patient Project Network. I will be working closely with CU and other patient advocates on patient-centered healthcare initiatives and patient-centered legislative and policy change. It is an honor for the Foundation, and an honor for me personally, to be invited to participate as I intend to represent you all in thought, word and deed as a part of this very influential group of folks who have already done so much to help patients and their families!

I love you all dearly. You drive me daily to be the best person I can be, and for that I thank you. This achievement is ours to share!

Thank you CU Safe Patient Project. You’ve got a legion of warriors now joining you in the fight to establish a patient-centered healthcare system!

About

The Mesh Warrior:

A great woman; a great purpose.

Originally posted on Mary Teresa:

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Artist / Author - Teresa R. Jones, Consultant, 1982 to Present

Select Clients - Times Printing, University of Montevallo, Brierfield Ironworks, Brookwood Medical Center, Martin Advertising, UAB, Eye Foundation Hospital, Alabama’s Children’s Hospital, U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, American Medical International, Birmingham Southern, Golden Flake, Red Diamond, City Federal, WZZK, Bellsouth,  Oxmoor Books, Southern Living.

Current Work: The Portrait of a Courtroom Artist, H. L. Chappelear which includes decades of criminal trial coverage including the The trials and the verdicts:
» Cherry convicted
» Blanton guilty

Implant Failure: The biographical portraits of Americans implanted with failed medical implants and the trial coverage including the verdicts.

Carline Devotional: Daily devotionals for families drawn from daily carline conversations; dedicated to my grandsons.

Education

Jefferson State Jr. College – Associates Degree, transferred to University of Montevallo – 1978 – 1980, Tennis Scholarship

University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama, B.F.A. Graphic Design – Printing / Publishing…

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Thank you Consumers’ Union & The Safe Patient Project!

Hi Angels & Warriors!

There are so many wonderful Warriors among us, as evidenced by the below:  A wonderfully written letter, signed by many leaders and patient advocates urging (strongly urging) that the FDA RECLASSIFY POP and SUI MESH to a HIGH RISK DEVICE/CLASS III DEVICE, which it certainly is!

Thank you Consumers’ Union!  A very thorough and well written letter.  Thank you for helping our voices to be much louder!  And if you, dearest reader, have not submitted your request to the FDA, you can do so here before Midnight TONIGHT, July 30, 2014!

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READ THE CONSUMERS’ UNION LETTER HERE:

CONSUMERS’ UNION/SAFE PATIENT PROJECT REQUST TO FDA RE: RECLASSIFICATION OF PP MEDICAL MESH FOR POP AND SUI

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The FDA reports in 2010 approximately 300,000 women in the US underwent surgical procedures to repair POP and approximately 260,000 underwent surgical procedures to repair SUI. According to industry estimates, approximately 25% of transvaginal POP surgeries and 80% transvaginal SUI surgeries were done with mesh. This data indicates that approximately 283,000 US women annually are implanted with mesh through the vagina.

If these figures were fairly constant throughout the last 15 years, more than four million women in the US were implanted with vaginal mesh. With a cost range of approximately $10,000-$15,000 per procedure, the expenses borne by the US economy due to vaginal mesh implants are estimated to be $42 billion to $63 billion; despite the finding that there is no clinical benefit from the procedure. These costs are mainly borne by taxpayers through Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements and by private insurance companies. With an estimated one in five women (or 31.7 million) expected to undergo a procedure to repair pelvic organ prolapse by the age of 80, vaginal mesh costs will increase exponentially.

While many women who have transvaginal mesh procedures do not encounter post-surgical complications, there remains an astounding 10-30% who experience a range of debilitating and chronic problems. Such a failure rate means between 400,000 and over one million women have had unsuccessful procedures, and that between 3.2 and 9.5 million women will likely face complications and require surgery to remove the mesh. This risk ratio is medically unacceptable by the U.S. medical ethics standards.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED – FDA COMMUNICATION

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AN IMPORTANT DEADLINE IS QUICKLY UPON US — JULY 30!

I am so honored to be among this coalition of leaders in the fight against Polypropylene Mesh Implant. Our community has banded together to be stronger so our voices are heard.  The coalition is comprised of injured patients, patient advocates, patient family members, journalists, activists and educators.

WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING!

TAKE POLYPROPYLENE MESH OFF THE MARKET!!!

Your signature on this letter TO THE FDA is the next step towards that goal.

Sign the letter to the FDA to RECLASSIFY MESH AS A HIGH-RISK DEVICE.

If we are successful in taking this action, doctors will begin to abandon its use.

The deadline is approaching quickly – THIS WEDNESDAY, July 30 is the last day to send your comments.

Click the picture or here to send the letter now:

http://meshsurvivors.org/tell-fda-reclassify-mesh

The Mission & Vision of the Mesh Warrior Foundation

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The Mesh Warrior

Click the link below to browse a PDF which includes a basic overview of the problems with medical mesh.

Thank you for visiting the site!

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Click to review a general presentation about the dangers of medical mesh.

Click to review a general presentation about the dangers of medical mesh.

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