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J&J Settles Third Round of Pelvic Mesh Cases

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 28, 2017 ~ J&J (Johnson & Johnson)  has been the last company to come to the settlement table, but an unopposed motion announces a third settlement for an unknown number of pelvic mesh women.  We don’t know how many women are involved or the dollar amount, but J&J [continue reading...]

News

Has AMS Paid All Transvaginal Mesh Claims?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 27, 2017 ~ American Medical Systems/ Endo International says they are settling NO MORE CLAIMS, reports “Samantha” after a conversation with the national settlement firm. Samantha has vigorously pursued AMS for its patented surgical tools used in the Caldera mesh kit that injured her. Samantha was implanted in [continue reading...]

Missing Pelvic Mesh Plaintiff: Where is Melody E. Mullins?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 8, 201 ~ With nearly 100,000 lawsuits filled in one federal court in West Virginia by women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, there are some women who are Pro Se, that is going it alone without an attorney. They are all dangerously close to having their cases dismissed [continue reading...]

Mesh Awareness Movement Rally Gains Momentum

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 27, 2017 ~ The MAM, Mesh Awareness Movement plans to take its pelvic mesh awareness message to the next mesh event.  March 6, 2017, was supposed to be the beginning of the pelvic mesh trial of  Mullins et al v. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In [continue reading...]

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...]
Welcome

Mesh News Desk, Welcome March

Mesh News Desk (MND), March 6, 2017 ~ Thanks for stopping  by Mesh Medical Device News Desk. If you are considering a hernia or pelvic mesh implant, you have come to the right place. There are at least 100,000 lawsuits currently filed in the U.S. to address the injuries allegedly caused by polypropylene pelvic mesh. [continue reading...]
Featured

Australian Investigation into Transvaginal Mesh Leads to Trials and Senate Inquiry

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 16, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S. media,  Australian media is reporting on its transvaginal mesh debacle with citizens leading the charge. Transvaginal mesh devices seem to be front page news overseas. Joanne McCarthy writes for the Newcastle Herald, located about 100 miles north of Sydney, Australia. The paper [continue reading...]
FDA News

New FDA Head Selected by President

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 14, 2017 ~ According to the New York Times, Mr. Trump’s latest pick to head the FDA could undo decades of drug safeguards. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., 44, has ties to pharmaceutical and biotech companies and is a partner at a large venture capital fund, which funds medical [continue reading...]
Legal News

J&J Facing Surging Litigation Costs

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 13, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing at least 17 different lawsuits in the coming year. And 2017 promises to be even worse for litigation and the cost of legal services with an increasing number of people suing the healthcare giant. J&J lost six of seven verdicts in [continue reading...]
Medical News

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 201 ~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).  But you may not know about the chemical smorgasbord that accompanies the PP. There is no other way to say it [continue reading...]
OP-ED

Your Turn – Traumatic Evil, Pocket Change of Tyrants

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ The following essay was written by a mesh-injured woman. She is looking forward to an upcoming trip where she will sit on a beach and contemplate her present and her future. These words represent her opinion.  She prefers to stay anonymous.   Traumatic Evil, Pocket [continue reading...]
Media Reports

Pain for Profit Alleges AMS and Reuters

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ Women Undergo Pain for Profit?  Those are the allegations of Reuters writer, Alison Frankel who writes a column ‘On the Case’ for Reuters. Alison Frankel writes On the Case for for Reuters.  On March 13 she writes about Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who [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

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...]
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