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Your Turn – Traumatic Evil, Pocket Change of Tyrants

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ The following essay was written by a mesh-injured woman. She is looking forward to an upcoming trip where she will sit on a beach and contemplate her present and her future. These words represent her opinion.  She prefers to stay anonymous.   Traumatic Evil, Pocket [continue reading…]

Pain for Profit Alleges AMS and Reuters

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ Women Undergo Pain for Profit?  Those are the allegations of Reuters writer, Alison Frankel who writes a column ‘On the Case’ for Reuters. Alison Frankel writes On the Case for for Reuters.  On March 13 she writes about Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who [continue reading…]

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Cases May Be Transferred to Florida

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017~ Physiomesh is the latest focus of defective product litigation and the number of cases keeps growing.  So much so that multidistrict litigation may consolidate cases, filed in state courts around the country, into one mass tort or MDL in Florida or Illinois. It is the latest, [continue reading…]

Australian Investigation into Transvaginal Mesh Leads to Trials and Senate Inquiry

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 16, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S. media,  Australian media is reporting on its transvaginal mesh debacle with citizens leading the charge. Transvaginal mesh devices seem to be front page news overseas. Joanne McCarthy writes for the Newcastle Herald, located about 100 miles north of Sydney, Australia. The paper [continue reading…]

New FDA Head Selected by President

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 14, 2017 ~ According to the New York Times, Mr. Trump’s latest pick to head the FDA could undo decades of drug safeguards. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., 44, has ties to pharmaceutical and biotech companies and is a partner at a large venture capital fund, which funds medical [continue reading…]

J&J Facing Surging Litigation Costs

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 13, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing at least 17 different lawsuits in the coming year. And 2017 promises to be even worse for litigation and the cost of legal services with an increasing number of people suing the healthcare giant. J&J lost six of seven verdicts in [continue reading…]

Missing Pelvic Mesh Plaintiff: Where is Melody E. Mullins?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 8, 2017~ With nearly 100,000 lawsuits filled in one federal court in West Virginia by women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, there are some women who are Pro Se, that is going it alone without an attorney. They are all dangerously close to having their cases dismissed [continue reading…]

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).  But you may not know about the chemical smorgasbord that accompanies the PP. There is no other way to say it [continue reading…]

FDA: Lapdog Enforcement on Reporting Adverse Events

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017 ~ In mild mannered newly-issued language, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that medical device manufacturers report adverse events to the agency, but it’s not legally enforceable.    This new regulation issued November 2016, updates 20-year-old regulations for medical device reporting (MDR). Guidance for [continue reading…]

J&J Wins Latest Talcum Powder/ Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 6, 2017  ~ J&J has won its first talcum powder/ ovarian cancer trial in St. Louis. After a series of trial losses over its talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson has finally won a Talcum powder/ovarian cancer lawsuit. On Thursday, March 3,  a St. Louis jury rejected the plaintiffs’ [continue reading…]

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