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FDA Finally Reclassifies Pelvic Mesh Tools

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 16, 201 ~ Pelvic mesh tools used to place and affix transvaginal mesh had been a low-risk FDA category alongside Band-aids. Because of injuries, it’s been placed in a class II or moderate-risk category.  Tools used to place transvaginal mesh have been found to cause injuries in up to [continue reading...]

News

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...]

Mullins Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for March

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 20, 2016 ~ After much delay, the Mullins case, a defective pelvic mesh trial of 31 women, is scheduled for March of next year.   Mullins has been set many times before, but it appears that Judge Joseph Goodwin has finally set March 6, 2017 as the first [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...]

Linda Gross $11.1 Mill Jury Verdict Survives Final J&J Challenge

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 6, 2016 ~ J&J appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court has been rejected for consideration. It was the last appeal for Johnson & Johnson.  It was February 2013 when South Dakota nurse, Linda Gross was awarded $11.1 by an Atlantic City New Jersey jury after a seven-week [continue reading...]

Court Imposes Sanctions on AMS for its Pursuit of Dr. Walker

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 28, 2016 ~ He has been profiled by Mesh News Desk (also an advertiser at one time) and DrugWatch. Urogynecologist, Dr. Christopher Walker is considered one of the more well-known and competent mesh-removal doctors in the country. (See MND (here and here) and DrugWatch. (here). But this year he’s be [continue reading...]
Welcome

Welcome 2017!!

MND, January 2, 2017 ~ Welcome 2017!  Let’s hope after the patience shown by so many of you injured by polypropylene mesh that your patience will finally pay off this year. January often leaves your editor feeling particularly optimistic and it is very possible that 2017 will be the year that brings some much needed [continue reading...]
Featured

2016 – The Mesh Year in Review

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 29, 2016 ~ It may not seem like much has happened in the world of polypropylene mesh implants this year, but a review of 2016 tells otherwise. There have been changes and shifts in litigation and research, albeit moving much too slowly for the 100,000 or so mesh-injured patients [continue reading...]
FDA News

FDA Pelvic Mesh Data – Are Thousands of Deaths Not Being Reported?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ A former FDA IT project manager left the agency to focus on patient safety and the numbers needed for true patient advocacy. Imagine 5.6 million pieces of data collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning adverse events, the FDA term for complications. [continue reading...]
Legal News

Will Caldera Medical Ever Settle its Mesh Claims?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 3, 2016 ~ Caldera Medical’s pelvic mesh cases are apparently nowhere near being settled, despite multiple tries. Is the company insolvent or not?  Meanwhile, the approximately 3,800 women, allegedly injured by the Caldera Medical pelvic mesh products, remain in limbo.  Caldera Medical of Agoura Hills, California announced last [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...]
OP-ED

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

Judge Higbee Who Presided Over First J&J Mesh Case, Dies of Heart Attack

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6, 2017 ~ Judge Carol Higbee Dies at age 66. Wanted to remain on the bench past her retirement age.  New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Carol Higbee died Tuesday, January 3, reportedly of a heart attack, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. Judge Higbee presided over the [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Pelvic Mesh Twitter Party This Friday

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 20, 2017 ~Everybody is Tweeting, even our president-elect.  So for those families impacted by pelvic mesh, here is a chance to figure out what Twitter is all about. Some mesh-injured women are really experts including Hash tags,  @’s and compelling graphics. Friday January 20, is a big day [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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