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Transvaginal Mesh Trials on the Horizon

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  It has been quite some time since transvaginal mesh product liability trials were conducted.  They are scheduled to begin in December and throughout 2017. Judge Joseph Goodwin had given both sides in the transvaginal mesh litigation the word – Begin Settlement Talks. To a very [continue reading...]

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Mesh Settlements and Internet Gossip

Op-Ed, by Jane Akre, Editor, Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 17, 2016 ~ Mesh Settlements are coming in and if you are a mesh-injured woman most likely you’ve heard from your law firm –  Please do not read anything on the internet. It is unreliable and gossip. That is what most law firms [continue reading...]
President's address, AUGS Sept 2016

AUGS President Calls Out Anti-Mesh Movement While Admitting to Mistakes

Mesh News Desk, October 18, 2016 ~ The president of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) admits some doctors were not in the 98th percentile in their ability to place transvaginal mesh while he called out the anti-mesh movement. AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society, was born in an Orange County, California living room in 1979. [continue reading...]
AUGS conference

UroGyn Society: Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 12, 2016 ~ There was much anticipation about the Thursday afternoon Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives at the 37th annual meeting of AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society.   This would be the first time the 1,300 urogynecologists, urologists and gynecologists would be presented with a full [continue reading...]
Lisa Rinna for Depend, Youtube 2012

Urogyn Society AUGS: Plaintiffs, Defense and Dissent

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 10, 2016 ~ It was a Wednesday afternoon course developed to meet the need for clarification among members of AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society.   The setting was its 37th annual conference held in Denver last week. “Current Status and Future Potential for the Use of Mesh and [continue reading...]
Woman in stirrups in demo booth

AUGS: Mesh Procedures Left After Litigation

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 4, 2016 ~ The American Urogynecologic Society’s 2016 PFDWeek (pelvic floor disorders) featured pre-conference workshops about the procedures still on the market to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but the undercurrent of pelvic mesh litigation was still on the minds of many.   [continue reading...]

Mesh News Desk: October Turns and the Falls Ahead

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 2, 2016 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk.  I feel as though we are entering the final phase of 2016.  It has streamed by at lightning speed, time seems to be running faster all of the time. If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome! [continue reading...]
Hope Pagano

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
FDA Office of the Commissioner, Silver Spring, MD

FDA Covers for Device Makers, Keeps Injuries Under Wraps

Medical Device News Desk, October 20, 2016 ~ The system is supposed to be transparent.   Medical device makers are required to alert the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when their products injure consumers or malfunction.  The FDA then theoretically alerts doctors who alert consumers. In rare cases, such as pelvic mesh, the FDA will [continue reading...]
Legal News

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [continue reading...]
Medical News
Prolapse by CR Bard

AUGS Prolapse Consensus Conference Announced with Patient Advocates

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 16, 2016 ~ AUGS Prolapse Consensus Conference Announced. Patient Advocates work with industry for change. The AUGS 2016 Prolapse Consensus Conference will be held November 10-11, 2016 in Baltimore, MD to “bring together thought leaders representing private and public stakeholders who are actively engaged in prolapse treatment and [continue reading...]
Janet Holt in DC

Attending a National Patient Training Workshop

Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  October 23, 201 ~Two women who are part of the mesh-injured community pushed themselves to become involved in a national patient training workshop. Here’s what they found.  The National Center for Health Research Conference Introductory Patient Training Workshop October 14-15 2016 Written by Janet Holt Jane Pennington and I attended [continue reading...]
Media Reports
Steve Mostyn and MSP Neil Findlay

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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Hernia mesh, WikiCommons

Hernia Mesh Problems Are Not Going Away

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 19, 2016 ~ They Did It Again… And They Aren’t Going to Stop, Hernia Mesh Problems Are Not Going Away and Are Finally Being Recognized Once Again by the Legal Community, Sponsored Content Hollis Law Firm  By now, everyone is familiar with the transvaginal mesh litigation. In the [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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