Boston Scientific Corporation Hit with 3 Lawsuits for Serious Injuries Caused by Obtryx Transobturator Sling

Dr Greg Vigna

The women are ‘newly injured’ since the Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation in West Virginia (MDL) closed its doors to new cases in June 2018

My criteria for representation for new injuries are the neurological complications known to be caused by the transvaginal mesh devices and symptoms that suggest neurological injury.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Boston Scientific Corporation has been hit with three lawsuits for serious injuries caused by the Obtryx transobturator (TOT) sling used for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The women are ‘newly injured’ since the Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation in West Virginia (MDL) closed its doors to new cases on June 19, 2018. New Injury cases involving Boston Scientific Corporation must be filed in Federal Court in the state of implantation or filed in the Superior Court in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts which is where the principal place of business is located for Boston Scientific Corporation.

In contrast to the MDL where erosion was the target injury and number of surgical procedures had a correlation to the amount offered in the various Matrix Settlements, the second wave of transvaginal mesh litigation will focus on the neuromuscular injuries and catastrophic pain syndromes including complex regional pain syndrome, pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and ilioinguinal neuralgia.

Boston Scientific Corporation is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks and fraudulent concealment of the magnitude of injury caused by this device. The Plaintiffs are represented by Ben C. Martin and Laura Baughman of Martin Baughman, PLLC and Greg Vigna, MD, JD. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic injuries and the neurological injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and ilioinguinal neuralgia.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD states, “The decision on where to file a TVM case is a fact specific analysis of the law as it relates to product liability claims, availability of punitive damages, statutory caps on liability, and other factors. In the three cases, we decided, with consent of our clients, to file in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The injured women, like an overwhelming majority of my clients, are severely injured with disabling pain and are facing significant future care cost and vocational loss.” (KT vs. Boston Scientific Corp, TD vs. Boston Scientific Corp, VH vs. Boston Scientific Corp)

Dr. Vigna adds, “My criteria for representation for new injuries are the neurological complications known to be caused by the transvaginal mesh devices and symptoms that suggest neurological injury. Clearly, there are many women who have had retropubic slings and suffer with neuropathic pain. Many of these women have undiagnosed ilioinguinal neuralgia from the blind placement of the mesh. TOTs and mini-sling devices cause obturator and pudendal neuralgia. The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) must educate its physician members that there are many women that have clear symptoms of neuralgia that aren’t being heard by their implanting doctors and aren’t being timely treated for these catastrophic injuries.”

For articles, video resources, and information, visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal https://tvm.lifecare123.com/. We also have a new eBook discussing the consequences of sling implantation.

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McSally, Booker, and Gillibrand Champion Animal Protection Provisions in Senate Spending Package

When domestic abuse victims seek shelter and safety, they shouldn't have to worry if their beloved pet will be abused if left behind—nor should they have to give them up.”

— U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the U.S. Senate passed two critical animal protection provisions to protect survivors of domestic violence and their pets and urge robust enforcement of federal animal welfare laws. The measures were included as part of the Senate’s multi-Agency spending bill for FY20 and carried strong bipartisan support.

Led by U.S. Sens. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the first provision provides $3 million for a new grant program to help domestic violence shelters accommodate companion animals. The program was originally authorized by the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which was included in the Farm Bill signed into law in December 2018 and requires annual funding through the congressional appropriations process. The U.S. House included a lesser amount – $2 million in that chamber’s Agriculture Appropriations bill. AWA helped pass the PAWS Act last year, and our effort to secure funding was a logical follow up.

Far too many victims of domestic violence are forced to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pet, with few shelters having the ability to house pets, and the PAWS Act was passed with the aim to address this problem so that more shelters can accommodate pets. Both Sens. McSally and Gillibrand were cosponsors of the PAWS Act in 2018 – Sen. McSally then as a House Member, and Sen. Gillibrand, as a Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

"When domestic abuse victims seek shelter and safety, they shouldn't have to worry if their beloved pet will be abused if left behind—nor should they have to give them up,” said U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ). "That's why I pushed to get funding for the PAWS Act into this bill. Now, shelters can receive funds to accommodate abuse survivors and their companion animals who are truly a part of the family. It is great to see strong bipartisan support for my amendment.”

“We applaud Sens. McSally and Gillibrand for their leadership in funding the PAWS Act to protect domestic violence victims and their pets,” said Holly Gann, Director of Federal Affairs at Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “Pets are a significant source of support, and oftentimes, a family member. No one should ever be forced to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pets.”

The Senate also included a provision led by McSally and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) that reflects a move toward enhanced and robust enforcement of federal criminal animal welfare laws, including the animal fighting law, Horse Protection Act, and Crush Video law. It requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a report detailing enforcement activities of these laws and assesses any barriers to enhanced enforcement. This move comes on the heels of language adopted by the Senate in September directing DOJ to make enforcement of federal animal welfare laws a priority and passage of the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Act, championed by Animal Wellness Action, and was also included in the 2018 Farm Bill. The PACE Act upgraded the current federal animal fighting law to clarify that the law applies to the U.S. territories and takes effect in December of this year.

“We’re grateful to both McSally and Senator Cory Booker for championing the effort to ensure strong enforcement of existing animal cruelty statutes, added Gann. “This sends a strong message to animal fighters that the Congress expects the Justice Dept. to prosecute animal abusers to the fullest extent of the law.”

“We are seeing the enactment of strong federal anti-cruelty laws, and we need enforcement if they are to have meaning and to protect animals from malicious cruelty,” said Wayne Pacelle, Founder of Animal Wellness Action.

The U.S. House also took bipartisan action to crackdown on animal fighting and other federal animal welfare crimes, voting by an overwhelming margin of 381 to 50 earlier this year to dedicate $2 million to the effort earlier this year. The effort was led by U.S. Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Peter King (R-NY), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Cindy Axne (D-IA).

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Witness the Horrors of Marijuana Legalization in Award-Winning Documentary Screening

A series of interviews with community activists, officials and doctors in Colorado reveals a plethora of broken promises to voters so as to legalize marijuana.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Thursday, November 6, at 7pm, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida chapter will hold another screening in their center on N. Fort Harrison Avenue of the groundbreaking and award-winning documentary that the marijuana industry doesn’t want you to see: Marijuana X.

Taking place in the state of Colorado, through a series of interviews with local community activists, officials, doctors, neighbors and even homeless, independent filmmaker, Michael DeLeon reveals a plethora of broken promises made to Colorado voters in order to legalize marijuana. The promises broken were so severe that DeLeon had to remake the documentary twice after the marijuana industry bribed the people he interviewed to not speak out against marijuana in an attempt to suppress the truth.

“While the debate on legalization in Florida presses on, legal does not equal safe,” says Julieta Santagostino, president of the FDFW Florida chapter. “Marijuana has 400 chemicals in it. Some being the same ones found in cigarettes that cause cancer. And cigarettes are legal but there is no debate about the fact that smoking is a health risk.”

As part of their educational and preventative mission, FDFW has put together booklets containing factual information on the most commonly abused drugs, and in this case, marijuana. Anyone can order free copies of these booklets or read them online at www.drugfreeworld.org.

For more information on the event or to RSVP, please call 727-467-6962 or email info.fl@drugfreeworld.org.
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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. Humanitarian and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, said, “The single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”

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Chaim Steinberger Speaks at the ABA Family Law Section 2019 Fall Conference in Austin, TX: Divorce Without Destruction

New York Attorney Chaim Steinberger

New York Attorney Chaim Steinberger

New York attorney Chaim Steinberger recently spoke at the American Bar Association Family Law Section 2019 Fall Conference in Austin, TX.

People don’t fight because they’re nasty and vicious. People fight because they’re hurt, angry, and most importantly, afraid.”

— Attorney Chaim Steinberger

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Chaim Steinberger of the New York-based law firm Chaim Steinberger, P.C. recently spoke at the American Bar Association Family Law Section 2019 Fall Conference in Austin, TX. His presentation can be seen here.

Attorney Steinberger’s message discussed the basic psychological imperatives that often drive good people to fight unnecessarily during a divorce. He said:

“People don’t fight because they’re nasty and vicious. People fight because they’re hurt, angry, and most importantly, afraid. When people are scared, their autonomic nervous system (the amygdala and related circuitry–the body’s survival mechanism), takes over, and focuses them intensely on the perceived threat, ignoring all else. That means they get ‘tunnel vision,’ sometimes focusing on issues that seem important instead of the ones that are, and unable to see the real-world solutions that might be right in front of them. That's why it's so much easier for us to advise others and why, when we’re faced with the same situation, we forget to take our own advice.”

Mr. Steinberger outlined what lawyers can do for their clients so that the clients' transition out of ‘survival mode,’ feel safe, and become capable of exploring and considering suitable settlement options for their immediate and long-term benefit, both for themselves and their loved ones.

About Divorce Attorney Chaim Steinberger

After graduating at the top of his class, clerking for a federal judge, and working at some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, Attorney Steinberger dedicated his life to practicing matrimonial, divorce, and family law with dignity and integrity, helping his clients achieve better outcomes through the use of advanced mediation and negotiation techniques and applying game theory and military strategy to family problems. He now uses those skills to help his clients obtain the outcomes they want with a minimum of pain, angst, and expense.

Attorney Steinberger has been characterized a thought-leader and is well-respected by his colleagues on the bench and bar. The New York Law Journal published his article “Divorce Without Destruction,” and the American Bar Association his article “Make More Money by Being More Ethical.” He currently chairs the Custody Committee of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section among other bar leadership positions. For more information or to discuss your family law case, visit his AskTheLawyers.com™ profile or call 888-981-0039.

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CCHR Gets Hunderds to Sign Electroshock Ban at Clearwater Jazz Holiday

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — To raise greater public awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of electroconvulsive “therapy”, volunteers and staff of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Florida chapter amassed over 200 signatures on the first day of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday for a petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner to ban it. The petition, started by CCHR International, has reached over 98,000 signatures, fast approaching its target of 150,000.

Since ECT was developed it has never been required by the FDA to take a single clinical trial to confirm its ‘safety’ and ‘efficacy.’ The result: The death toll of those who have received ECT is 50 times greater than the homicide rate of the United States.

Julie Greene, who received electroconvulsive therapy in 1996, shared her story on the negative effects ECT had on her life on a new blog by CCHR International, TruthAboutECT.org: “ECT had caused the mysterious ‘illness’ that had suddenly befallen me in 1996, when I was 39 years old. I had gone so far as to give the ‘illness’ a name, ‘The Thing,’ because I felt that by doing so the psychiatrists might finally listen, but even that didn’t work.”

Her repeated pleas for answers about her brain were brushed off by McLean Hospital staff by being “told I was ‘attention-seeking,’” said Greene. “They claimed [it was] symptoms of a personality disorder. My complaints of confusion were called ‘dissociation’ which were yet one more ‘symptom.’”

Greene clearly remembers the words of McLean Hospital’s famous psychiatrist, John Gunderson, who told her, “You aren’t even capable of sitting in a room full of people!” This intrigued her because “McLean’s guru, claimed after their ‘cure’ called ECT that I couldn’t sit in a room full of people.” Despite the fact she was a music major and a straight A student.

In order to escape captivity in a state hospital, Greene fled the U.S. in May 2014 for Uruguay. Recently returning, she now participates in anti-psychiatry activism. Since her escape, “I have won several public speaking awards and I do not have ‘stage fright,’” as Gunderson claimed.

“Stories just like Julie’s, or worse, can be found across the Tampa Bay area and the rest of Florida,” said Samuel Guillard, executive director of the CCHR Florida chapter. “We need to make her tragic story one of the last and ban ECT.”

Follow this link to sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/ban-electroshock-ect-device-being-used-on-children-the-elderly-and-vulnerable-patients and watch the trailer for the CCHR ECT documentary: https://www.cchr.org/ban-ect/.
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Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

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Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma to Call for on the Spot Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Dedicated Lawyers-Focused on Better Client Compensation

"One of the biggest mistakes people with mesothelioma or their family members can make is not trying to figure out the specifics of how, where and when they were exposed to asbestos.”

— Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We do not want a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma anywhere in Nevada spinning the roulette wheel when it comes to them hiring a law firm to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim. We have endorsed attorney Erik Karst and his remarkable colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Nevada because they work overtime to ensure their clients receive the very best possible financial compensation results. For on the spot access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call us anytime at 800-714-0303." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center now offers a free service they refer to as the list. The 'list' documents how, where and when a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos. As they would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303, "One of the biggest mistakes people with mesothelioma or their family members can make is not trying to figure out the specifics of how, where and when they were exposed to asbestos. We will partner with lawyers at Karst von Oiste to work on this project for a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Nevada because it has such a huge impact on the compensation settlement. Our 'list" service is free to a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Nevada." https://Nevada.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mesothelioma Victims Center has a decade plus worth of experience helping US Navy Veterans who were exposed to asbestos on the following types of US Navy ships:

Destroyers
* Aircraft Carriers (Essex & Nimitz Class)
* Cruisers
* Frigates
* Fast Attack Submarines (Los Angeles Class)
* Boomers (Ohio Class Submarine)
* Amphibious Assault Ships (Tarawa Class)
* Oilers and Cargo Ships
* Navy Tugs/Support Vessels

The Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their unsurpassed services for a diagnosed victim are available statewide anywhere in Nevada including communities such as Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Paradise, and Enterprise.

In addition to their focus on making certain all diagnosed victims get the best possible mesothelioma compensation lawyers the Center is also incredibly focused on the best possible treatment options. In the instance of Nevada some of the best possible treatment facilities may be in California, or Utah as the Center would like to explain:
* Comprehensive Cancer Clinic Las Vegas Nevada: https://www.cccnevada.com/
* UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, California: https://cancer.ucla.edu/.
* The Huntsman Cancer Institute Salt Lake City, Utah https://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Nevada include Veterans of the US Navy, former power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, factory workers, miners, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, casino maintenance workers, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s, and typically the exposure to asbestos did not occur in Nevada. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

Michael Thomas
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Secret Government List, 7,000+ Banned Publications Revealed

GLENDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Secret Government List, 7,000 Banned Publications: Revealed by George Kayer

Which one of the statements below is true?

1. In the southern sates during the 1950’s and 60’s the government banned 7,000 + publications from segregated black schools.
2. Until 1998 over 7,000 publications covering the LGBTQ genra were banned from America’s schools and public libraries.
3. In 2010, Native American Indians discover collusion among government censors who banned 7,000+ publications from reservations.
4. A few weeks ago it was discovered that censors at Arizona State Prisons had banned over 7,000 more music CD’s, books, magazines and catalogs.

Before I reveal which one is factually correct, the point of my questions is to remind us that humans, Americans have a long history of discriminating against people who differ from ourselves. Also, to highlight why it is illegal for government agencies to censor citizens and the press.

It concerns me when I read that censors in the European Union are banning fee speech for Americans. Some of those laws are already in effect in California. When I read about Judges in Arizona instructing parents in child custody issues not to speak out against the process to the media, I’m like what law school in China did this guy attend?

The answer to the question above is number four, but before you say “who cares about censorship in prisons,” I suggest sincerely, you should. Because what is happening in American prisons is spreading out to the rest of America. Look at these eye-popping examples of banned titles: 101 Family Card Games, 100 No Equipment Workouts, 3D printing, Game of Thrones, most Bibles that are not Christian, Prisoners Health Care Handbook, African American in Art, American Indian Design, Abnormal Psychology, and all other health/medical books and journals. Taken from me by the censors, just to name a few, Business Week, Inc and Entrepreneur Magazines and performance analytics from my publisher. Yet these same censors, Sgt Ramos, Diane Miller and Loresa Purden have never banned a copy of the Wall Street Journal (full of business analytics) nor the Arizona Republic Newspaper, who printed the same stories on the “emerging legal pot industry” that they banned the a fore mentioned business magazines for. The entire list has been posted, Prisonlivingmagazine.com, click on facebook button. This article was supposed t be posted with it, but prison censors blocked its delivery to my Publisher.

For too many decades, attorneys for prisons have fooled judges by spouting junk science and unfounded claims about how a picture of Barbie doll or a copy of Prisoners Health Care Handbook, will “jeopardize the safe and secure operations of our prisons.” And why not, prosecutors conned judges for decades with now debunked junk sciences including: bite marks, hair comparisons, ballistics and partial fingerprints.

At least one inmate supported organization, The Human Rights Defense Center (HDRC) publisher of Prison Legal News, has sued Arizona Dept. of Corrections (ADC) for illegal censorship practices. See case #CV-15-02245-PHX-ROS. In summary judgement for HDRC, on page 20, the judge ordered ADC’s current policy on censorship unconstitutional on its face. The judge stated, “Not with common sense nor good judgement does ADC staff use in censorship practices.” The judge’s statement was made to rebuke the carefully crafted message used by ADC and their media guy, Andrew Wilder. The statement reads: “ADC personnel are trained to exercise common sense and good judgement in their review, and to critically analyze their exclusion decisions.”

Upon reading some of the above banned titles by Ramos, Purden and Miller, you can see Mr. Wilder’s official response is patently out of touch with actual practices. As I went through the list it is easy to spot obvious patterns of racism, religious discrimination and female body issues from the censors.

George Kayer is an author and Editor of Prison Living Magazine. He has been writing prison rform content for ten years and can be emailed at george@prisonlivingmagazine.com or through Jpay.com (if the prison censors stop retaliating and unblock his email).

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Obturator Neuromodulation: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Now An Option

Dr. Greg Vigna

Peripheral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation) has been proven effective in the treatment of pudendal neuralgia.

A whole new medical field has been developed because of the severe complications caused by the vaginal mesh called 'meshology'.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Obturator neuralgia was once an exceptionally rare diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain, a diagnosis that a busy orthopedic surgeon would seldom, if ever, encounter over the course of a career and then only in the most catastrophic of all cases of pelvic trauma. Since 2005, transobturator slings began to enter the marketplace for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that by their design placed the nerve in peril to direct injury by blind placement of the arms of the device through the obturator foramen— the canal in the pelvic bone that the nerves, arteries, and veins pass through from the pelvis to the groin.

Anatomic studies of the obturator nerve in the thigh reveal significant variability of the branches of the nerve that place them in danger of direct injury by the thigh component of the transobturator (TOT) slings. Manufacturers understood the risk of nerve injury and attempted to mitigate that risk through the use of mesh. Mitigation of injury to the obturator nerve branches in the thigh was thought to be reduced by the design and use of mini-slings carrying a tissue fixation device to hook into the obturator membrane and obturator internus muscle without a thigh component. Unfortunately, subsequent studies showed there was an insignificant decrease in the risk of obturator nerve injury and thigh pain from these devices compared to the traditional transobturator slings.

Essentially, the “outside to in” TOTs on the market, including the American Medical System Monarc, the Coloplast Aris, the Boston Scientific Obtryx, and the “inside to out” Ethicon TVT-O, by their very design places the obturator nerve in direct peril—inevitably because of the blind placement of the device. The mini-slings including the American Medical System MiniArc, Boston Scientific Solyx, and the Coloplast Aris do not mitigate injury to the obturator nerve because of the blind placement of the device and did little to decrease the risk of thigh pain.

Peripheral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation) has been proven effective in the treatment of pudendal neuralgia. Dr. Richard Marvel in Annapolis Maryland has successfully treated a woman with severe groin pain from obturator neuralgia who had failed medication management, nerve blocks, physical therapy, surgical neurolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. With implantation of an intermittent pulse generator she was weaned off all pain medicines, antidepressants, and membrane-stabilizing medications.

Dr. Greg Vigna, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “A whole new medical field has been developed because of the severe complications caused by the vaginal mesh called 'meshology'. Academic obstetrics and gynecology departments across the country are trying to meet the needs of injured women, and many are developing comprehensive pelvic pain centers. Logic and reason calls for an end to the placement of vaginal mesh devices.”

Dr. Vigna goes on to say, “Until then, my team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys will be busy litigating cases for the neurologically injured across the country."

For articles, video resources, and information visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal or https://tvm.lifecare123.com/. We also have a new eBook discussing the consequences of sling implantation.

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Estey & Bomberger attorney says, ‘Don’t be tricked by ride-hailing goblins and ghouls’

We’ve asked Lyft and Uber to digitally record all rides but they refuse, so it’s apparent that women have to take matters into their own hands.”

— Attorney Michael Bomberger

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was one year ago this week that Gladys A’s life changed dramatically: Gladys was sexually assaulted on Oct. 28, 2018 when she called Lyft after attending a Halloween party.

Although Gladys was intoxicated, she knew the ride-hailing driver had turned off his app, so that it showed she had been dropped off. He also engaged his vehicle’s childproof locks.

Gladys was trapped. The driver was drinking and doing drugs, and eventually took her to a beach where he brutally assaulted her.

She was finally dropped off at her mother’s house five hours after she called Lyft.

“I was scared out of my mind because he kept telling me horrible stories about things he’d done to other people,” Gladys said.

Gladys is a plaintiff in a Lyft mass action lawsuit that was filed Sept. 4 against Lyft by the San Diego-based law firm Estey & Bomberger (San Francisco Superior Court, case #CGC-19-578975).

“Gladys’ ordeal is a perfect example of why the ride-hailing companies need to improve passenger safety,” attorney Michael Bomberger said. “While sexual abuse isn’t 100 percent preventable, there are steps women can take to better protect themselves.”

They include:
• Practice using your phone’s voice recording app (standard on most phones) or download one prior to your ride, so you can record your ride. “We’ve asked Lyft and Uber to digitally record all rides but they refuse, so it’s apparent that women have to take matters into their own hands,” Bomberger said. “I’m convinced that drivers won’t rape or assault passengers if they know they’re being recorded.”

• Familiarize yourself with the Uber and Lyft in-app “panic buttons” that connect you to 911 dispatchers. Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you feel threatened.

• Let someone know you’ll be getting into a ride-hailing vehicle before requesting a ride. Give them your destination and estimated arrival time.

• Take a screen shot of your confirmed ride after you’re paired with a driver and be sure to share your status/route with a trusted friend or relative so they can monitor your ride. Calling them during your ride to re-confirm your whereabouts is also a good idea, Bomberger said, because this tells the driver that people are watching.

• If the driver doesn’t say your name when you approach their vehicle, ask them for it. Don’t get in if the driver doesn’t know your name. Also, make sure their name, appearance, vehicle model and license plate number match the name, photo and vehicle information sent to your phone.

• Try not to ride alone and do try to sit in the back seat. “If you sit in the front seat you can bypass childproof locks if they’re engaged by the driver but sitting in the front seat makes you more vulnerable to groping,” Bomberger said. “If you can’t unlock your door, or the driver says he or she can’t disable the locks, call Lyft or Uber immediately and demand they be unlocked.” A Texas victim, who was sexually assaulted by a Fort Worth Uber driver last February said, “The driver told me I had to sit in the front seat for ‘safety’ reasons. But shortly after I got in, he started groping my hands, legs and breasts, and tried to kiss me.”

• Be polite but do not engage the driver in conversation.

Estey & Bomberger represents more than 100 women who have been raped or sexually assaulted by ride-hailing drivers. Victims are encouraged to visit https://www.ubersexualassaultlawyer.com/ for more information or contact the law firm at 619- 295-0035.

Ed Vasquez
Estey & Bomberger
+1 4084206558
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran or Marine Mechanic with Mesothelioma in Louisiana to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-A Focus on Better Compensation

"The fulltime mesothelioma lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste we will send out one of their senior partners to make certain nothing is overlooked as far as the person’s asbestos exposure. ”

— Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a Navy Veteran, marine mechanic or a shipyard worker with mesothelioma anywhere in Louisiana to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Erik Karst and his colleagues at Karst von Oiste are responsible for over a billion dollars in mesothelioma or asbestos exposure compensation settlement results and they work overtime for their clients. Typically, attorney Erik Karst and or one of his law firm partners can be in the home of a Navy Veteran or marine/shipyard worker with mesothelioma in Louisiana within 24 hours of the initial call. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “About one-third of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma this year will be Veterans of the US Navy. Typically, their exposure to asbestos occurred while on a US Navy ship, or at a US Navy Shipyard. Most frequently the Navy Veterans worked in a navy ship’s engine room or while as a machinist, welder, plumber, electrician, maintenance technician, or as a damage control technician. These types of US Navy Veterans typically had the most exposure to asbestos. Frequently people like this stayed in the maritime industry after the US Navy-especially in a state like Louisiana as we would be happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." https://Louisiana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center has a unique approach when it comes to making certain a US Navy Veteran or maritime worker with mesothelioma in Louisiana receives the best possible compensation settlement results. This approach includes: A no obligation visit from the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste to the home of the Veteran or maritime worker with mesothelioma for a discussion to determine every potential point of where, when and how the person came into contact with asbestos it is this vital information that is the basis for a mesothelioma compensation claim.

For more information, a US Navy Veteran or maritime worker who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Louisiana or their family are urged to call the Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303 for their unsurpassed free services. https://Louisiana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize there is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Louisiana including communities such as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe. www.karstvonoiste.com/

When it comes to treatment options for mesothelioma in Louisiana the Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly encourages diagnosed victims to contact them at 800-714-0303 for direct access to following cancer treatment centers in Louisiana, and in Texas. Note: The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas may be one of the most capable mesothelioma treatment centers in the world.

* Oshner Cancer Institute New Orleans:

* The MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas:

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Louisiana include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, maritime workers, marine mechanics, oil refinery workers, chemical plant workers, public utility workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center
+1 800-714-0303
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire