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Whistleblower Wants Prison Time for Convicted J&J Med Device Execs

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ Whistleblower Wants J&J Subsidiary Execs To Be Imprisoned Following $18 Million Fine and Federal Conviction   Melayna Lokosky is not shy. The former Acclarent Inc. medical device sales rep worked for a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary until 2011 when she filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the [continue reading...]

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January Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for New Jersey, Smith v. Ethicon

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2016 ~ It’s been a very long time since there was a pelvic mesh product liability trial in New Jersey. The first case was Linda Gross v Ethicon held February 2013, which resulted in an $11.1 million verdict for Ms. Gross which is still on appeal, though [continue reading...]
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169 Pelvic Mesh Cases Poised For Trial in PA Beginning This Fall

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 19, 2016 ~ The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has 169 pelvic mesh trials waiting for a date to begin with 14 already scheduled. Most of the defective product cases name as a defendant Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. The Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas is where Pennsylvania’s trial [continue reading...]
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Edwards v. Ethicon Set in WV for August

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 18, 2016 ~ Remaining on the docket and set for trial in the multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson is the August 12, 2016 case of Edwards v. Ethicon, Case No. 2:12-cv-09972. Ms. Edwards was implanted at Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA with a TVT-O by Dr. Harold Wittcoff. Court documents show Ethicon [continue reading...]
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Ramirez v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial – Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 18, 2016 ~ Will number five be the charm for Jennifer Ramirez?   The case of the San Antonio, Texas woman and her case against Dr. Cesar Reyes and Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has been continued four times. Now it is on the docket for trial finally August [continue reading...]
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No More Tears as J&J Readies for Pelvic Mesh Trials

June 28, 2016, Mesh Medical Device News Desk ~ Update on Pelvic Mesh Trials Naming Defendant J&J What has happened to pelvic mesh trials? For a while the defective product pelvic mesh trials were scheduled in rapid succession. Trials were conducted naming the major defendants – Ethicon, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and were held in [continue reading...]
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Honor July and Medicine in the Public Interest

Welcome to Mesh News Desk, July 2016 Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND), also known as Mesh Medical Device News Desk. For five years, MND has been covering the issue of pelvic mesh and will continue to do so until it is on the front page of every newspaper, every day. That’s where it belongs!  We [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...]
FDA News
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ProteGen – The First Mesh, a 20 Year History

Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ ProteGen – The Grandmother Mesh Of the sixty or so pelvic meshes that were or currently are on the market in the United States you may not have heard of the ProteGen mesh, a model designed and manufactured by Boston Scientific. The ProteGen was the first transvaginal mesh approved in [continue reading...]
Legal News
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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...]
Medical News
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Doctor Sunshine – What You May Want to Know About Your Doctor’s Conflicts of Interest

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 4, 2016 ~ Questions have been raised by readers – Is my doctor receiving funds from the industry that makes the medical devices or drugs they are using?  Is your doctor in a relationship with a device company as a preceptor, teacher, and consultant?  How might that change [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...]
Media Reports
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How to Avoid and Deal with Pelvic Mesh Litigation

  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~  That is the title of an article in August issue of UroToday by Dr. Matthew Karlovsky. Dr. Karlovsky, a board certified urologist, is with Arizona State Urological Institute in Phoenix in the Division of Female Pelvic Health. He is fellowship training is in women’s [continue reading...]
Your Turn
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Teresa Stevens Speaks Out About How She Got Involved in Boston Scientific Lawsuit Over Counterfeit Transvaginal Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 6, 2016 ~  On October 27, 2014, Teresa Stevens was preparing for a scheduled hysterectomy when, at the suggestion of her doctor, she agreed to have a Boston Scientific Obtryx Halo vaginal mesh implanted into her body, like thousands of American women do each year. The problems started [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource
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Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading...]
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