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The Mesh Trials: Mullins is Off, Huskey Appeal Over and Boston Sci Trial to Begin

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 24, 2017 ~ One needs a scorecard to track the court happenings in transvaginal mesh litigation. While the March 6th trial of Mullins has been continued, the Huskey case appeal has concluded. March 13th is a Boston Sci trial in Philadelphia.   MULLINS  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is [continue reading...]


Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 21, 2017 ~Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn the Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case by arguing that the defense team should have been able to introduce assurances about safety and efficacy by the Food and Drug Administration concerning the TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  On February 9, 2017, Ethicon filed for [continue reading...]

Huskey Transvaginal Mesh $3.27 Million Award Affirmed by Appeals Court

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 1, 2017 ~ Huskey Case Affirmed by Appeals Court becoming the third transvaginal mesh case to survive the appeals process.  The transvaginal mesh award of $3.27 million in the case of Jo Huskey v. Ethicon has survive an appeal by the healthcare giant. Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc. (2:12-cv-05201)  [continue reading...]

Judge Approves $12 Million Settlement in Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Claims

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 31, 2017 ~ On Monday, Caldera Medical received final approval of its proposed settlement to end all of its pelvic mesh litigation. Those women who claim permanent injuries from Caldera transvaginal mesh, will receive the smallest settlement dollars among all seven manufacturers, under $5,000.  At a hearing Monday [continue reading...]

TOT Has Twice the Risk of Re-Operation of Transvaginal Tape

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 11, 2017 ~ Transobturator tape used to treat incontinence, has twice the risk of re-operation as transvaginal tape, according to Danish researchers.  Danish researchers find that the risk of a re-operation with a TOT or transobturator tape was twice the risk in that country when compared to transvaginal [continue reading...]

Ten Deaths Associated With J&J Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 15, 2016 ~ At least 10 deaths and seven injuries, associated with PHYSIOMESH™ (JNJ) hernia mesh, have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Device Events worked with Mesh News Desk in preparation of this story. Civil lawsuits that become mass torts involving many plaintiffs, [continue reading...]

February Brings New Life in Mesh Litigation

Hello Februar ~ Those of you who are socked in with winter, I’m sorry. When it hits 60 degrees in Florida, we complain and get out our sweaters. But spring lies ahead and so does movement in this Mesh Mess. Mesh News Desk (MND or MMDND) has been covering the issues surrounding pelvic and hernia [continue reading...]

Falling Through the Cracks – AMS Pelvic Mesh Woman Offered Little

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 18, 2017 ~ The woman is 34 years old and lives in a southern state.  Because she is represented, she prefers to speak anonymously. Let’s call her Karen. She was implanted with American Medical Systems SPARC pelvic mesh in 2010 by a military doctor working out of an [continue reading...]
FDA News

GAO Report on Power Morcellators

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 10, 2017 ~ The GAO report on power morcellators finds there were 25 requests to market new power morcellator devices submitted to the FDA over a 23 year period, all were cleared for the marketplace.    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a report (here) [continue reading...]
Legal News

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [continue reading...]
Medical News

Polypropylene Resin Not Meant for Human Implants

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6 2017 ~ The polypropylene resin material  that makes mesh used for hernia repair and transvaginal mesh, is not supposed to be used in the human body.   But that’s exactly what’s happened for more than one million patients.   Evidence revealed in transvaginal mesh trials show its [continue reading...]

Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Update: Individuals Treated Unfairly for No Reason Grounded in Rationality or Fairness

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 14, 201 ~  This writer, implanted with Caldera Medical’s transvaginal mesh, is one of 4,000 facing litigation against Caldera which has yet to offer a rational settlement, she says in this Op-Ed. She wishes to remain anonymous because she is involved in litigation.   This opinion does not necessarily [continue reading...]
Media Reports

Documentary: J&J Knew Risks of Prolift

Mesh News Desk, February 22, 2017 ~  A news magazine in The Netherlands has just aired a documentary that says Ethicon/ Johnson & Johnson was well aware problems would happen with the Prolift transvaginal mesh and marketed it anyway.   The documentary shown on the show RADAR in mid-February.  #radartv Prolift was the most [continue reading...]
Your Turn

One Woman Facing AMS Legal Setback After TVT-O Injury

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 13, 201 ~ The following is written by a mesh-injured woman.  Since she is involved in transvaginal mesh litigation, and represented by legal counsel. She does not want to be named. Instead, we will call her Suzanne.  Suzanne was implanted with American Medical Systems (AMS) TVT-O transvaginal mesh in 2012.  [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource

Ethicon’s History of Catgut Suture, Before There was Transvaginal Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 17, 2017 ~ Long before there was transvaginal mesh made by Johnson & Johnson, the company made suture material, known as “catgut” because it was manufactured from the submucosal layer of the small intestines of a sheep. The origin of “catgut” may be lost in medical obscurity. Before [continue reading...]
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