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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Alex Gorsky, CEO J & J

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip [continue reading…]

Harry Cowan, Sue Wilson

Couple Finds No-Mesh Hernia Repair Doctor in Fresno

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Sue Wilson and Harry Cowan had a dilemma. The couple from Northern California are friends of mine and Sue even included me in her latest film, Broadcast Blues, about the failures of the FCC to regulate broadcasters. But Harry had developed a hernia and it needed to be addressed. She knew I was working [continue reading…]

Teresa Hughes delivers petition 10 Downing St.

History in the Making Petition by Meshies United UK Group

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

 Petition Delivered to 10 Downing Street I would like to introduce myself. My name is Teresa Hughes The Owner and Founder of The Meshies United Group in the United Kingdom. I originate from Liverpool, Merseyside, England the home of The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club. I had an operation for stress incontinence and the [continue reading…]

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The Future of Mesh Sales is Rosy Says Market Research Group

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

April 24, 2012 ~ Even though the number of lawsuits against synthetic mesh manufacturers is growing by the day, surgical mesh products are expected to surge in sales in 2012, according to the Millennium Research Group (MRG). The group interviewed 181 U.S. surgeons (gynecologists, urologists and urogynecologists) in November and December of last year. [continue reading…]

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Canadian Courts Take Aim At Ethicon

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

April 23, 2012 ~ The case against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, and Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology and Gynacare was filed in Ontario Superior Court of Justice on February 3, 2012 but details are now just surfacing. The claim names Plaintiffs Janice Carol Kouyoumjian and Terrence Kouyoumjian (her spouse) on behalf of themselves and [continue reading…]

Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

“I’m a pretty smart cookie. I’ve tested genius, but trust me I’m at half capacity.” So says 58-year-old Mary Blanks of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Methodist pastor was named Minority Business Woman of the Year for Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1990 as the entrepreneur behind her chain of beauty supply stores, Blanks Beauty & Barber Supplies [continue reading…]

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)

Michigan Lawmaker Wants FDA Promoting Jobs, Industry

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

April 20, 2012 ~ Ask most Americans and they would say that the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect us from unsafe food, medications and medical devices. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) would like to expand the role of the FDA to include jobs promotion and growth for industry, [continue reading…]

CTV story on mesh lawsuits

CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

April 17, 2012 ~ CTV National News on Tuesday, April 17, ran a taped story of two women who are involved in a multimillion dollar class action lawsuit in Canada over vaginal mesh. The women are now disabled and unable to work as a result of being implanted with synthetic surgical mesh as a [continue reading…]

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Lead Counsel Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Friday, April 13, 2012 ~ This morning the lead attorneys were chosen who will represent the transvaginal surgical mesh product liability cases consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia and the Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin. Bryan F. Aylstock (Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, and Overholtz),  Henry Garrard (Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, Ashley)  and Fred Thompson (Motley [continue reading…]

The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin

Lead Attorneys to be Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases Friday, April 13

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin will oversee a hearing Friday, April 13, to decide who will be the lead attorneys in the consolidated lawsuits over defective transvaginal mesh. Hundreds of cases have been consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia in Multidistrict litigation (MDL) that name mesh manufacturers Ethicon, Inc ( MDL No. [continue reading…]

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