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Update on Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials

Mesh News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Sort of like the weather, the schedule of pelvic mesh trials is consistently changing. Here is the latest. By now most Mesh News Desk readers know that the Edwards v. Ethicon trials will not begin in Charleston, WV on September 12.  Ms. Edwards had a TVT-O implanted and [continue reading...]

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Mesh Settlements and Pudendal Neuralgia

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 21, 2016 ~ Mesh Settlements- Will You Say Yes? You may recall earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson made an offer to settle up to 3,000 lawsuits filed by women who claim injuries from the company’s pelvic mesh.  The $120 million settlement would result in an average amount of [continue reading...]
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This Week – Kentucky AG Files Deceptive Marketing Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Over Surgical Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 16, 2016 ~ Kentucky Joins Washington State and California in filing civil action against J&J for deceptively marketing its pelvic surgical mesh to consumers.   Seeks millions in restitution.  Kentucky is the latest state to file a civil lawsuit naming Johnson & Johnson and its medical device unit, [continue reading...]
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What Should Informed Consent Look Like?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ What is informed consent? If you had to advise others, what should true “informed consent” look like prior to transvaginal or hernia mesh surgery?   What have you learned after the fact?  Informed Consent. You may have heard the term in a medical context. Informed [continue reading...]
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Caldera Medical May Pay Restitution To Pelvic Mesh Injured

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 1, 2016 ~ The following is an article written by “Samantha” who is one of the 4,000  plaintiffs in the Caldera Medical pelvic mesh litigation. She does not want to be identified because she still may seek representation. On her own she has forged inroads to stop the “no [continue reading...]
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Petition: First Do No Harm for Patients Cut Off From Opiates for Pain

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 1, 2016 ~ The stories are heartbreaking. Thousands of people may soon be cut off from their opiates for pain control due to a nationwide crackdown on overprescribing of these drugs.   The stories are from those who are not abusers but need their medication to make living bearable. [continue reading...]
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August – Five Years of Mesh News Desk

August- Happy Anniversary Mesh News Desk Welcome to Mesh News Desk, Your Resource for mesh-related news and information. We hope you are enjoying your summer. This site began five years ago this month when pelvic mesh litigation was just beginning.  Today there  more than 100,000 lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone and as well [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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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...]
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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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Study: Autoimmune Response to Transvaginal Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 21, 2016 ~ A study published this month is just the latest to confirm that there is an autoimmune response some women experience after a transvaginal mesh implant. It further dispels the notion many doctors believe that vaginal mesh complications are psychological in nature and just in a woman’s head. [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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Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Financial Conflicts of Interest, an ongoing concern in medicine.   Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes This story is from ProPublica, Journalism in the Public Interest and published yesterday.  National Public Radio’s Shots blog also published the story. When a doctor harms [continue reading...]
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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...]
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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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