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Update on Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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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Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes

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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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Study: Autoimmune Response to Transvaginal Mesh

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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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Mesh Settlements and Pudendal Neuralgia

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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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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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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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This Week – Kentucky AG Files Deceptive Marketing Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Over Surgical Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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?

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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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Doctor Sunshine – What You May Want to Know About Your Doctor’s Conflicts of Interest

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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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Welcome to MND on Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 13, 2016 ~ Welcome to MND.  For five years Mesh News Desk has covered primarily the injuries coming from mesh created to be permanently placed in the pelvis in women.  There are now more lawsuits consolidated in one court than for any other dangerous consumer product. The site [continue reading…]

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Talc & Cancer: Epithelial Ovarian Tumors are Most Common

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer. This article is part of a series written by Nurse Practitioner Eva Hvingelby, NP, PhD.  She has been working in health care for over 25 years with a focus on traumatic injury and terminal illness.  Hvingelby works with Dr. Greg Vigna, [continue reading…]

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