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AUGS Defends Polypropylene Mid-Urethral Mesh Slings

MESH NEWS DESK,  September 26, 2016 ~ This story originally ran last March but is is appropriate as the organization, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) begins its annual conference this week in Denver. Expect to see some discussion of litigation and what doctors should expect in the future from the lawyers who have so [continue reading...]

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*Latest* Scotland Calls for Criminal Investigation into Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 20, 2016 ~ Scottish campaigners call for a criminal investigation into pelvic mesh made with polypropylene from China.  Thanks to Scottish reporter Marion Scott for supplying the stories.  Mesh campaigners in Scotland are calling on a criminal investigation into allegations that substandard counterfeit raw material was used to [continue reading...]
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Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Verdict Overturned, Plaintiff Wins New Trial

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 14, 2016 ~ Plaintiff wins a new trial as Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit is Overturned. A decision by a Massachusetts Appeals Court means a mesh-injured woman from Ohio will win a new trial against Boston Scientific over her Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit pelvic mesh implant she [continue reading...]
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J&J Offers Second Major Settlement to Pelvic Mesh Injured Women

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 9, 201 ~ Healthcare giant offers second settlement to resolve pelvic mesh injury cases.   Undisclosed Settlement is approved by multidistrict litigation judge. Motions have been flying this week in the Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh litigation filed in federal court in West Virginia. Johnson & Johnson has agreed [continue reading...]
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Defective Pelvic Meshes Remain on the Market

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 8, 2016 ~ Pelvic meshes found detective in a court of law remain on the market even though the Food and Drug Administration says it can take action against defective devices. Does the difference lie in the definition of “defective”? The U.S Food and Drug Administration has been [continue reading...]
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Patient Advocate Tells Story of ” I Am Not Alone”

Mesh News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ This unnamed patient advocate reports to Mesh News Desk on the  condition of a mesh implanted woman who is fighting for her life at this hour. “One of Caldera Medical, Inc”s. co-inventing surgeons who owns patents with Caldera Medical, Inc.’s CEO has an implant victim laying in [continue reading...]
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk September 2016

Welcome to Mesh News Desk, September 201 ~ If you are new to the mesh mess you have come to the right place! Mesh Medical Device News Desk has been focusing on news surrounding the pelvic mesh fiasco for five plus years now. This is a news and information site and is not supported by [continue reading...]
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Autoimmune Registry Continues to Grow with Mesh-Related Complications

Mesh News Desk, May 23, 2016 ~ The autoimmune registry and alive and there have been so many comments, it is being posted again so you can continue to comment. The registry is being considered by medical researchers so your imput it vital. If you have any kind of mesh, pelvic, abdominal, hernia and [continue reading...]
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FDA Funding: Medical Device Makers and Lap Dog Watchdogs

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ The medical device industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reached tentative agreement on $1 billion in funding from the very industry it regulates. The Medical Device User Fee Agreement IV (MDUFA IV) will be delivered to Congress in January. It represents [continue reading...]
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Atrium Medical C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Moving Forward

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2016 ~ This article is Sponsored Content written by Brett Vaughn, RN, BSN, and JD of the Hollis Law firm, of Overland Park, Kansas, about Atrium Medical Hernia Mesh and specifically its C-Qur hernia mesh.   As many of you readers know, unlike transvaginal mesh, there are few [continue reading...]
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UCLA Partners With Mesh News Desk On Autoimmune Registry of Pelvic Mesh Complications

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 30, 2016 ~ An autoimmune registry is a dream of Hope Pagano, a mesh-injured woman who developed Lupus shortly after her pelvic mesh implant surgery.   Hope felt, as many of you do, that someone should be looking at the autoimmune reactions that women with pelvic mesh implanted [continue reading...]
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MYTH BUSTERS- What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  June 30, 2016 ~ PART ONE, MYTH BUSTERS- What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh This is part one of a multi-part series uncovering common myths related to pelvic mesh. Myth Busters Part Two can be found here while Myth Busters Part Three can be found here.   One of [continue reading...]
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Attorney Mostyn Takes Boston Sci Counterfeit Mesh Issue to Scottish Parliament

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 19, 2016 ~ The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, reports Houston attorney Steve Mostyn recently took documents to members of Scotland’s Parliament to convince them that Boston Scientific (BSC) bought  counterfeit raw mesh material from China to make its transvaginal mesh implanted in hundreds if not thousands of [continue reading...]
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AUGS Survey on Pelvic Mesh Complications

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 21, 2016 ~  Consumers injured by pelvic mesh may want to reach out to the medical group with a specialty in female pelvic health. This survey Note * Please check the “Other” box to add any comments.  The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has created a survey to learn [continue reading...]
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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You’ve heard the term “pelvic organ prolapse” and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Many women are unaware of the medical condition known as pelvic organ [continue reading...]
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