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Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case

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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…]

One Woman Facing AMS Legal Setback After TVT-O Injury

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 13, 2017~ 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…]

GAO Report on Power Morcellators

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 10, 2017 ~ The GAO report on power morcellators finds there were 25 requests to market new power morcellator devices submitted to the FDA over a 23 year period, all were cleared for the marketplace.    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a report (here) [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [continue reading…]

C-QUR MDL Formed in New Hampshire Over Hernia Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 6, 2017~ The latest hernia mesh complications product to be placed in multidistrict litigation is C-QUR made by Atrium Medical. It is coated with fish oil, which creates problems for integration into the body says the first case to be filed.  Multidistrict litigation involving C-Qur hernia mesh has [continue reading…]

February Brings New Life in Mesh Litigation

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Hello February~ Those of you who are socked in with winter, I’m sorry. When it hits 60 degrees in Florida, we complain and get out our sweaters. But spring lies ahead and so does movement in this Mesh Mess. Mesh News Desk (MND or MMDND) has been covering the issues surrounding pelvic and hernia [continue reading…]

Huskey Transvaginal Mesh $3.27 Million Award Affirmed by Appeals Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 1, 2017 ~ Huskey Case Affirmed by Appeals Court becoming the third transvaginal mesh case to survive the appeals process.  The transvaginal mesh award of $3.27 million in the case of Jo Huskey v. Ethicon has survive an appeal by the healthcare giant. Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc. (2:12-cv-05201)  [continue reading…]

Judge Approves $12 Million Settlement in Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Claims

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 31, 2017 ~ On Monday, Caldera Medical received final approval of its proposed settlement to end all of its pelvic mesh litigation. Those women who claim permanent injuries from Caldera transvaginal mesh, will receive the smallest settlement dollars among all seven manufacturers, under $5,000.  At a hearing Monday [continue reading…]

Urinary Incontinence Alternative to Surgery

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  January 31, 2017 ~ As an alternative to surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence, Whole Woman Founder, Christine Kent, is offering a  consultation on her unique ways to treat the condition without surgery. Whole Woman is not a supporter or advertiser to Mesh News Desk. Hello Jane, The journey [continue reading…]

Falling Through the Cracks – AMS Pelvic Mesh Woman Offered Little

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 18, 2017 ~ The woman is 34 years old and lives in a southern state.  Because she is represented, she prefers to speak anonymously. Let’s call her Karen. She was implanted with American Medical Systems SPARC pelvic mesh in 2010 by a military doctor working out of an [continue reading…]

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