Endo Pharmaceuticals Can’t Escape Future Liability from Vaginal Mesh Debacle

Endo accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks and fraudulent concealment of the magnitude of risks.

I predict that the manufacturers of these devices will come to understand that the second wave of litigation will be more costly than the MDL as the catastrophic injuries appear.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Endo Pharmaceuticals (Endo) acquired American Medical Systems, Inc. in April, 2011. AMS is the maker of transvaginal mesh (TVM) products including the SPARC retropubic sling, Monarc transobturator (TOT) sling, and its pelvic organ prolapse (POP) devices. Unfortunately the shareholders of Endo bought AMS’ future liability which grew to over 40,000 lawsuits. Wisely, Endo Pharmaceutical may have mitigated the cost by being the first manufacturer to settle their cases and probably at a large discount. AMS was part of the largest Multidistrict Litigation in history that grew to over 105,000 cases.

Endo announced on March 31, 2016 that it had failed to find a buyer of its vaginal mesh division (Astora Women’s Health) and closed its operations on March 31, 2016 to “reduce the potential for product liability related to future mesh implants.”

On November 8, 2019, Endo was hit by a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Idaho alleging injury including neuropathic pain caused by the placement of the defectively designed Monarc TOT sling implanted on September 12, 2013. Endo is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about safety risks and fraudulent concealment of the magnitude of risks. Other allegations in the complaint include that the Monarc is required by design to be placed blindly and is a permanent implant but will “contract over time which can pull, cause fibrosis of muscles, adhesions between tissues, and inflammation” (Case 2:19-cv-00431-DCN).

The Plaintiff is 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. Local Idaho counsel is Reed Larsen, Esq. of Cooper & Larsen, Chartered.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “TOT slings by their design place the pudendal nerve and obturator nerve in peril to direct trauma during blind placement of the device or over time as the device shrinks leading to catastrophic pain syndromes, including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and/or complex regional pain syndrome. We have injured women coming in 5-12 years after implantation with newly developed pain.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “Latent injuries will appear for decades as the ilioinguinal nerve, pudendal nerve, and obturator nerve are compressed by scar tissue and pulled by traction. I predict that the manufacturers of these devices will come to understand that the second wave of litigation will be more costly than the MDL as the catastrophic injuries appear.”

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Global Business Leader and Community Advocate Robert Shumake Launches Home for the Holiday Bond Initiative

Robert Shumake Detroit, Michigan

DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES, November 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global business leader and community advocate Robert Shumake has recently announced his latest project: the Home for the Holiday Bond Initiative. The initiative will help underprivileged and less fortunate people in the county and local jails in Detroit, Michigan, and surrounding areas, make bond in order to spend time with their families over the holidays.

This project is in keeping with Robert Shumake’s long history of advocacy for people who are trying to improve their lives but are struggling due to poverty or other issues beyond their control. “Our criminal justice system is meant to keep people safe and assumes they are innocent until they are proven guilty,” Robert Shumake asserts. “But when people can be held in jail for weeks or even months because of their financial situation, that creates an innate inequality.”

Robert Shumake explained the importance of the initiative as such: “Many underprivileged and socioeconomically disadvantaged people are booked into jail on petty or nonviolent charges, as well as ones related to addiction, poverty, trauma, or mental health issues. Despite the fact that they have not been convicted of or even yet charged with any crime in most cases, and in fact may be found innocent, they often cannot make bail.”

The global leader and mentor explains that people who cannot pay their bail, even if it’s just a hundred dollars or less, may be kept in jail for months until their court date. “These people have a right to a fair trial like anyone else,” Robert Shumake shares. “They should not have to lose out on holidays with their families simply because they are struggling financially.”

Robert Shumake, a two-time bestselling author, and busy entrepreneur serves as the CEO of Shumake Global Partners. Shumake Global Partners is an L3C organization, which serves industries like cannabis, real estate, technology, financial services, education, employee training, housing, and loans. Robert Shumake is also deeply involved in community service and philanthropy at both the local and international levels.

Robert Shumake helms the Shumake Family and Friends Foundation, which sponsors college scholarships for underprivileged students who hope to go to one of the renowned historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarship cross-country relay tournaments and other fundraising projects. Over 25,000 young athletes have competed in competitions, and the foundation has provided over 100 scholarships over the years to incoming college students.

Robert Shumake has also worked internationally in various volunteer and philanthropic capacities, undertaking water projects in Kenya, donating clothing and other necessities in Tanzania, and building a school for over 3,000 HIV-positive orphans in Ethiopia. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the Lewis College of Business in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

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Prince Dematra Leads Declaration of Nusantara Peace Day with Kings and Sultans in Pura Hulundanu, Songan, Bali.

Prince Damien Dematra at the Declaration Giving Peace Sign

Prince Damien Dematra with King of Klungkung and Jro Penyarikan

People who attended the Nusantara Peace Day Declaration

SONGAN, BALI, INDONESIA, November 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Prince Dr. Damien Dematra, founder and director of the International Festival Group for Peace, Culture, and Humanity declared the Nusantara Peace Day in Pura Hulundanu, Songan, Kintamani, Bali recently.

This is the second declaration of Nusantara Peace Day.The declaration was attended by thousands of people from all over Indonesia. With Kings and Queens and Sultans of Indonesia attended and declared the peace at the event.

Prince Damien Dematra explained, to declare the Nusantara Peace Day in Bali, which is famous for its traditional yet tolerant value, is an amazing experience in which I hope could inspire more people to unite and believe in living in peace and harmony.

Before this, the declaration had took place on September 3rd in Jogjakarta, worked together with MATRA, the council of Nusantara Culture, with a mission to achieve peace mission in the Nusantara. This declaration is expected to be the beginning of a mission to bring peace in the Nusantara region. Nusantara Peace Day will begin to celebrated next year and beyond.

Regarding the reason for September 3rd to be determined as Nusantara Peace Day, he answered, the reason for this that it has to be related with the World Peace Day which was declared by the United Nations, so that the Nusantara Peace Day Celebration and World Peace Day can be carried out in synergy.

Pura Hulundanu is closely affiliated with the Goddess of Danu which is the Goddess of water and fertility. She is one of two supreme deities in the Balinese tradition. The Dewi Danu statue, which was built near temple where the declaration was held at Lake Batur, Songan Village, Kintamani District, Bangli, was designated as the largest and highest Dewi Danu Statue in Indonesia by the Indonesian World Record Museum.

According to the committee Jro Penyarikan Khrisna, the event was attended by prominent names from regions all over Bali; Mrs. Putri Koster; the wife of The governor of Bali, King of Klungkung Ida Dalem Smara Putra, King of Singaraja Anak Agung Ugrasena, Sultan Segayoh, Raden Haniz; secretary general of FSKN, Prince Herry from the kingdom of Kutai, the committee chairman Gede Darmawa, Elly Yuniarti from Department of Interior Affairs and many more kings and sultan from Nusantara.

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THE RANCHER ADVOCACY PROGRAM PIONEERS GROUNDBREAKING SOLUTIONS FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN CRISIS

RAP SUMMIT 2020

RAP SUMMIT 2020

Renee King-Sonnen, Founder of Rancher Advocacy Program, and the Barretts

Renee King-Sonnen, Founder of Rancher Advocacy Program, and the Barretts

The Schacherl Family of Starlove Ranch

The Schacherl Family of Starlove Ranch

Renee King-Sonnen, Founder of Rancher Advocacy Program, and the Traylors

Renee King-Sonnen, Founder of Rancher Advocacy Program, and the Traylors

Rancher Advocacy Program, a Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, Inc. initiative

Rancher Advocacy Program, a Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, Inc. initiative

Farmers and ranchers are in crisis due to climate change and economic chaos. The Rancher Advocacy Program of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary leads with the answers.

WAELDER, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Rancher Advocacy Program (RAP), a five-year initiative of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, Inc. is the first and only enterprise providing the knowledge of their Rancher Advisory Council working together with industry experts to transition cattle ranches and animal farms away from animal agriculture into viable veganic, compassionate businesses. The Rancher Advisory Council is comprised of business experts in their fields who are also former ranchers or members of former ranching families. Rowdy Girl Sanctuary announces the dates of its first annual RAP Summit, slated for September 18-20, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The RAP Summit is the first of its kind to bring cattle ranchers, animal farmers, plant-based industry experts, manufacturers, activists, and environmentalists together to debate and determine solutions to the imminent concerns around global food production, the economy, animal protection and our climate.

Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, which has been featured nationally on CBS Evening News, Animal Planet, ABC’s More in Common and other nationally syndicated shows, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and vegan farm animal sanctuary in the heart of Texas. As Rowdy Girl Sanctuary moves into the new year, their evolution from farm animal rescue and sanctuary to a state-of-the-art, animal care facility, a plant based/environmental resource education center and endowment for ranchers and farmers transitioning begins. Rowdy Girl Sanctuary inspires other ranchers to experience a paradigm shift, and, through the Rancher Advocacy Program, provides them the expertise and tools to evolve away from the cruelty of factory farming to a financially stable business. Rowdy Girl Sanctuary was founded by Renee King-Sonnen and Tommy Sonnen in 2014.

Kip Andersen, Save Movement, Jane Unchained News, Miyoko’s, VegFund, Egg-Truth, Womxn Funders in Animal Rights, Vegan Investors, Effect Partners, Pollution.tv, It’s Jerky Y’all, Free From Harm, Cowspiracy, Waking Justice and Agriculture Fairness Alliance joins Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in support of the Ranchers Advocacy Program and in launching this trailblazing conference.

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Is The Minister No Longer in Charge of Child Protection?

Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson

Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson unveiling the floats for the Christmas Pageant (her Facebook)

Child Care

The Rise of Children in Care, South Australia

Chief Executive

Cathy Taylor, Chief Executive (source, The Advertiser)

The Minister of Child Protection in South Australia is no longer in charge of the children in state care.

Removing a child from a protective mother on hearsay and against the wishes of the child is straight-out child abuse by the system, plain and simple.”

— Renae Casey-McMichael

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, November 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It appears that all State and Federal ministers of Australia, the Prime Minister, the State, and federal Attorney-Generals haven’t yet realized that an unelected official — the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection (DCP) — has been given the power over the future generation. For a year they have been directing people with child protection and guardianship complaints to the Minister for Child Protection. But all the powers of the minister were removed and transferred to the position of Chief Executive last October, 2018. It seems the Minister for Child Protection has been quietly sidelined.

The question: Has the Chief Executive in South Australia been given more power than the elected government itself? Not even the Prime Minister can intervene. It seems the DCP, a bureaucratic department, and its Chief has been given unfettered powers over the control of South Australia's children.

Ms Renae Casey-McMichael, founder and president of a new political party called “KIDS First Alliance“ has written an article on the child protection industry. She has seen first-hand how the system often acts in the “worst interests” of the child — when the law demands that authorities act in the "best interests" of children.

Ms Casey-McMichael explains,

"People keep saying that we are dealing with broken systems in the family court and child protection departments. It is not broken. It is a flourishing and expanding business in child trafficking, operating as intended. The systems aren't broken, the people are. It's a business based on removing children from parents and putting them under guardianship."

As the DCP's Chief Executive in her 2019 financial Report wrote: "Child protection is an inherently challenging area in which to work but I believe we are starting to see the return on our investment in carefully considered reform and strategic planning.”

In Ms Casey-McMichael's article, she reveals that on 30 June 2014 there were 2,631 children in care in South Australia. Five years later (June 2019) it’s risen to 4,003, and the Chief Executive of the DCP is calling it, along with their other services, a “significant improvement.” The numbers are increasing dramatically, as per the graph (attached) where Ms Casey-McMichael compares the rate of population growth and the number of children being drawn into Care in South Australia.

The key reforms to the “Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017” (South Australia) commenced on 22 October 2018, and included the change:

– Custody and guardianship is granted to the Chief Executive rather than the Minister.

SA’s Chief Executive (DCP) is Cathy Taylor. She was imported from Queensland by Jay Weatherill’s Labor government into the position of Chief Executive in September 2016. Ms Taylor was to help make changes suggested by Commissioner Margaret Nyland’s Royal Commission, this prompted by a Families SA employee, Shannon McCoole, who sexually abused children in state care. However, Ms Taylor's seems to be getting more children in state care.

Ms Casey-McMichael, in launching the vision of her new party, outlines some of the important policies:

1. Regulations need to reflect that removing a child unwarrantedly from a protective parent – especially if it is against the child’s wishes — is a form of CHILD ABUSE by authorities. Based on the latest scientific research, codes of practice and laws need to be reformed to reflect the degrees of malfeasance and criminality in unwarrantedly removing children (​in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 9).

2. A special multi-disciplined investigative team to be set up to review complaints of inaction and wrongdoing by the police, the protection department/s, the Ombudsman, and the judiciary. Those persons that have a pattern of disregarding and suppressing abuse claims from children, or protecting offenders must be held accountable under the law.​

3. Section 121 (Family Law) was intended to protect the privacy of children, but is being used to protect perpetrators, poor decisions, and to conceal criminality. The courts must take into account that it is a crime to conceal a crime.

4. Police and DCP investigation methods with regard to child sexual abuse to be reviewed with re-training programs for investigators and Department staff. Psychiatrists, psychologists and report writers that have recommended removing children from protective parents (in abuse cases) on an ongoing or regular basis should be investigated and barred from the sector.

5. The entire Family and Youth Court system, the fees charged, and how it operates should be under investigation (some suggest a Royal Commission). Abuse and violence cases should be addressed in a criminal court, and the courts must base their rulings on evidence — not on hearsay.

​6. Child removal should only be considered as a VERY LAST RESORT, and Guardianship should decline, not increase.

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Apple Releases Trailer for Hala Film by Minhal Baig and Executive Produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

Hala Film

HALA opens in select theaters on November 22, 2019, before it debuts on Apple TV+ on December 6, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Hala, An Apple Orginal,tells the story Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family. Written and directed by Minhal Baig and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, Hala was an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directors: Minhal Baig
Writer: Minhal Baig
Producers: Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson, and Minhal Baig
Executive Producers: Jana Babatunde-Bey, Jada Pinkett Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, Marsha L. Swinton, Ari Lubet, and Aaron Carr

Cast: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Anna Chlumsky, Purbi Joshi, and Azad Khan
Run time: 94 minutes
Rating: R

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Ovulation Predictors Market 2019 Global Trends, Share, Growth, Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast To 2026

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, November 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Summary:
A new market study, titled “Discover Global Ovulation Predictors Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.
Introduction
Global Ovulation Predictors Market
The latest report by DataM Intelligence states that the global ovulation predictors market is expected to grow at a reasonably good rate in the foreseeable future. The study would help in understanding the market size and distribution in the context of different regions and various other factors. It would also help in understanding the various market driving factors and challenges facing the market. It would entail various risks and rewards associated with investing in the ovulation predictors market. Ovulation predictors are urine based tests which are used to determine the impending ovulation cycle. They work by detecting the hormone LH.
The demand for high efficacy and low cost in the case of ovulation prediction has given rise to the global ovulation predictors market. There is also a high preference for reliable and efficient ovulation predictors in the market. The ovulation predictors are also easy to use and low cost as compared to fertility monitors and other similar products in the same segment which make them the easiest and most preferable option in the global ovulation predictor market. Owing to the increasingly liberal world, family planning has become important and hence it has led to the growth of the global ovulation predictor market. However, the incorrect results shown by the tests when used by older female consumers and women who use fertility drugs prove to be the biggest hindrance faced by the global ovulation predictors market.

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Market Segmentation:
The global ovulation predictors market is segmented on the basis of test type, end users and product type. The global ovulation predictors market is segmented on the basis of test type as urine based ovulation test and saliva based ovulation test. The global ovulation predictors market is segmented on the basis of end user as hospitals and clinics, diagnostic centers, home care, and others. The global ovulation predictors market is segmented on the basis of product type as coloration ovulation products and digital ovulation products. Currently, ovulation predictors are the leading products in the fertility test market.

Regional Analysis:
Regionally, the global ovulation predictors market is divided as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central and South America, Middle East and Africa. The global ovulation predictors market is expected to be dominated by North America due to higher acceptance of the tests and also awareness regarding planned pregnancy. Europe is expected to be the second most opportune market for ovulation predictors due to the rising use of fertility monitoring devices for contraception. However, the growth of ovulation predictors market is expected to be slow in less developed countries owing to less awareness and less education among the population.

Industry News:
October 2019: Two female entrepreneurs launched a new at home pregnancy test or ovulation predictor called Stix which is expected to provide a more discreet experience. The product was launched on 15th September. Stix costs $13 for a two pack, or $10.79 with a subscription and it reports a 99% accuracy on its tests.

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Dental Biomaterials Market 2019 Global Trends, Share, Growth, Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast To 2026

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, November 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Summary:
A new market study, titled “Discover Global Dental Biomaterials Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.
Introduction
Global Dental Biomaterials Market
Natural or synthetic products that are specially designed to be used for restorative and preventive dentistry are called dental biomaterials. These products can be used for either fractured teeth, decayed or damaged teeth. The products designed are highly efficient with a high success rate in both oral treatment and prevention. The biomaterials introduced promote tissue regeneration and are used to replace missing or damaged tooth tissues. The World Health Organization, WHO characterizes dental disorders as a major public issue in both developing and developed countries worldwide.
Oral diseases are noncommunicable and the most common diseases are severe periodontitis in adults, untreated caries in both permanent and deciduous teeth. In the year 2015, the age-standardized prevalence rates of these oral diseases were 34.1%, 7.8%, and 7.4% respectively. The preferred choice of dentists to restructure and further prevent any damage to both the teeth and gums was dental biomaterials. The versatility and wide range of diseases that can be cured make biomaterials the logical choice for dentists.
The report published on the global dental biomaterials market is a comprehensive analysis of the global market according to the market share and the market volume. By identifying the different subsegments of the market, the structure of the industry can be clearly understood. Competitive developments that can play a major role in influencing the market like acquisitions, agreements, new product launches, and expansions are discussed in detail. It is a valuable source of information to people and organizations who are interested in the market.

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Market Segmentation
The global dental biomaterials market can be divided into different market segments according to the different products available, the different types in the market, and the different applications that each product can be used for.

Market split based on the product: Based on the product that is manufactured the different types are as follows:
• Bone graft materials
• Dental membranes
• Soft-tissue regeneration products
• Others

Market split according to type: According to the type of material that is used to manufacture the product they are:
• Metallic
• Ceramic
• Dental biomaterials

Market split according to application: Based on the applications that the various products can be used for, they are divided into:
• Implantology
• Periodontology
• Prosthodontics
• Orthodontics
• Others

Regional Analysis
The report published on the global dental biomaterials market forecasts the market size for the year 2018 to the year 2026 concerning the different regions around the world. These regions include Africa, the Middle East, North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe and certain important countries in each of these different regions. The sales channels that are used, distributors, customers and the various research findings along with the conclusions are given in the report. Asia-Pacific region is the most likely to expand at a significant annual growth rate during the forecast period due to an increase in the geriatric population with missing teeth.

Industry News
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to 3-D print soft materials like collagen and gels. The new technique creates materials that can be used to repair defects in the body and the manufacture of artificial medical implants. The new technique, Suspended Layer Additive Manufacturing, utilizes a polymer-based hydrogel to create a self-healing gel.

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Senators Ted Cruz and John Boozman addressing the Iranian Regime’s Repression, Terrorism & Regional Meddling

Sen.Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

OIAC held a congressional briefing in the U.S. Senate, to discuss the rise of domestic suppression and regional aggression by Tehran.

I will say to the Iranian people, to the men and women of Iran: America is with you. America is with you and your struggle against cruel, oppressive, torturing, murderous tyrants. Freedom matters.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A, November 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On November 6, 2019, Organization of the Iranian American Communities (OIAC), held a congressional briefing in the U.S. Senate, to discuss the rise of domestic suppression and regional aggression by Tehran as anti-regime protests spread in Iran and intensify in Iraq and Lebanon. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), member of the Foreign Relations Committee and Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Chairman of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, addressed the event. Other speakers included Soona Samsami, Ambassador Robert Joseph, Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, and Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan.

In his keynote remarks, Senator Cruz applauded the struggle for democracy in Iran and said “The government of Iran has been under a shroud of darkness for decades now. The Ayatollah Khamenei and the mullahs enforce brutal repression on the people. And I will say to the Iranian people, to the men and women of Iran: America is with you. America is with you and your struggle against cruel, oppressive, torturing, murderous tyrants. Freedom matters. I believe we can one day again have a free Iran, not with the Ayatollah in power.”

The Texas senator added that “Two things are happening. One, the regime is afraid of its people and this is the word of encouragement that I want to give the men and women here: Dictatorships can seem very, very strong until suddenly they're not. The Ayatollah and the mullahs are terrified of the people. They're terrified of truth. And as they lose the billions that have been funding their repressive regime, they are more and more vulnerable to the people demanding freedom. But secondly, in the process, we've seen them lashing out. We've seen them carry out acts of war attacking their neighbors, Saudi Arabia, attacking the oil facilities there and doing major damage to their production capability. Unequivocal act of war carried out by Iran, lashing out as the regime is becoming desperate to hold on to power… the Ayatollah and the mullahs are much, much weaker than many believe at the time.”

“The Obama Iranian nuclear deal was the most profoundly fool-hearted foreign policy deal of the modern age, giving billions of dollars to an ayatollah who is laughing and proclaiming his intent to wage war with that money. The government of Iran is the world's number one and leading state sponsor of terrorism. Those dollars under the Obama Iran nuclear deal went straight to murdering Americans, to murdering American servicemen and women, to murdering innocent civilians, and to murdering our friends and allies,” remarked Senator Cruz regarding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Senator John Boozman recognized the great work of the Iranian community in the state of Arkansas and their effort to raise public awareness on the situation in Iran adding how it is important to make the connection across the United States by sharing the personal stories of Iranian diaspora. He said, “I welcome you being here to talk about the importance on how to move forward and continue the pressure on the regime in Iran."

Ms. Soona Samsami, US representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), emphasized how “the mullahs have stepped up repression and executions in Iran, and export of terrorism and warmongering in the region. Unfortunately, decades of silence and inaction vis-à-vis the regime’s aggressions had emboldened the mullahs.” She added the “moment has now arrived for the elected representatives of the American people to declare their unequivocal support for the Iranian people’s demand to overthrow the clerical regime and to hold its officials accountable for their crimes and terrorism.”

Ambassador Robert Joseph also acknowledged how the people of Iraq and Lebanon “are fed up with the endemic corruption, the repression, and the malfeasance of the Iran-backed political order.” He added, the “MEK’s presence at the center of the NCRI – the opposition’s parliament-in-exile, makes the NCRI a viable and formidable alternative to the mullah’s tyranny. The very existence of this alternative, and its platform of a free, democratic, secular, and non-nuclear Iran, represents an existential threat to the clerical dictatorship that controls the people of Iran through fear and brutality.”

Ambassador Ginsberg noted that the Iranian people, just like the people of Iraq and Lebanon “want to see this regime gone.” He added the mullahs’ regime “has fed its terrorist activities on the backs of the Iranian people and we hope that when next year rolls around this regime will no longer be in a position to engage in the activities that it is engaging.”

Ambassador Bloomfield stressed how the Iranian regime has been considered as the most active state sponsor of terrorism by the State Department since 1984. Detailing the regime’s tactics at home and abroad, he added in Iran “we have seen the nationwide protests calling for political change since December 2017. And now we see people taking to the streets in Lebanon and Iraq – in both cases, demanding that they have a constitutional government free from Iranian influence.”
Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan noted the “Iranian people will be the architects of the next Iranian Revolution” adding his assessment of the MEK in their new home at Ashraf 3 in Albania as a “cohesive, organized political opposition movement, with a long history of struggle against fundamentalism and dictatorship, guided by gifted female leadership, with a well-defined political platform, and an intricate network of passionate supporters inside Iran and across the world eager to topple the regime from within.”

The policy briefing was organized by the Iranian American communities of Texas in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso, and Iranian-American Cultural Association of Missouri, both members of the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC), the largest, most active and enduring grass root organization of Iranian-Americans in the United States.

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Newly Injured Vaginal Mesh Victims: Fighting for Health and Financial Survival

Access to medical care is essential for medical stability yet a difficult path remains for injured women given the barriers between them & needed medical care.

Women need to obtain medical stability for their ensuing fight—both economic and legal—in order for their legal team to best fight for them.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, November 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many women with catastrophic pain syndromes from the transvaginal (TVM) mesh debacle will choose to file lawsuits early as they know their economic reserves to financially survive during the pendency of a lawsuit may dwindle. Unfortunately, besides economic survival, there remain significant barriers to the receipt of adequate medical care just to attain some level of medical stability while dealing with their injuries much less a lawsuit.

Access to medical care is essential to obtain medical stability, and a difficult path remains for injured women given the barriers between them and the medical care they may need. The failure of the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS) to even recognize much less meet the medical needs of the injured astounds. The barriers to care are overwhelming for women with those often unrecognized neurological injuries caused by TVM devices.

A typical mesh victim’s story: A 38-year-old undergoes a transobturator (TOT) sling and has acute groin and pelvic pain following surgery, preventing her from working as an ICU Nurse. She is re-assured by her implanting physician that her pain should improve. Unfortunately, it does not improve, and she develops anorectal pain and can’t even sit. Her implanting urogynecologist provides partial mesh removal eight weeks after implantation, leaving the arms of the Obtryx sling in the groin. She doesn’t improve, and she is prescribed physical therapy and vaginal valium in an attempt to alleviate her pain. She loses her health benefits and can’t afford the “Cobra” insurance she desperately needs. Uninsured, she applies for her state’s Medicaid program and retains a lawyer—now three months after implantation. Her implanting doctor tells her he doesn’t know what to do for her and that she should go to a pelvic pain specialist. She learns from other injured women on internet blogs and posts that she may have pudendal and obturator neuralgia. She desires surgical removal of the arms of the mesh.

Barriers to medical stability: 1) Medicaid doesn’t pay for out of state care, 2) It takes two years to qualify for Medicare after qualifying for social security disability, 3) Pudendal neuralgia is usually recognized by Social Security as a qualifying condition for benefits, but she hasn’t received the diagnosis as there are very few pudendal nerve experts in the country, 4) It takes two to four months to see a urogynecologist who might provide complete mesh removal, 5) Travel expenses for essential care are high 6) Bills are piling up as she suffers with catastrophic pain interfering with her ability to work, 7) If her pain doesn’t improve following complete mesh removal then she may become a candidate for pudendal nerve decompression or neuromodulation but only after six months after complete mesh removal, and 8) Ongoing disability and depression remain a constant.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “Women need to obtain medical stability for their ensuing fight—both economic and legal—in order for their legal team to best fight for them. That fight includes the retention of experts on medical care and its costs, life expectancy, and economic damages including vocational losses. With proper care, injured women can improve, and that is what the goal should be for all concerned. What we all should want is for the women suffering from pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome from mesh devices to improve, get better, and heal.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “My team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys are filing cases very quickly as these women are on a financial cliff from disabling injuries and need a path to compensation. Clearly the path to medical stability remains difficult as there are thousands of women with longer existing injuries who require ongoing care from the few doctors with the skills to manage them, and there are newly injured women whose injuries come from retropubic and TOT slings that continue to be implanted into the bodies of women even today. Lessons seem not to have been learned from the previously “asymptomatic” implanted TVM devices that are now degrading and contracting causing new ‘latent’ neurological injury.”

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Greg Vigna
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Source: EIN Presswire