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ProteGen – The First Mesh, a 20 Year History

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Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ ProteGen – The Grandmother Mesh Of the sixty or so pelvic meshes that were or currently are on the market in the United States you may not have heard of the ProteGen mesh, a model designed and manufactured by Boston Scientific. The ProteGen was the first transvaginal mesh approved in [continue reading…]

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How to Avoid and Deal with Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~  That is the title of an article in August issue of UroToday by Dr. Matthew Karlovsky. Dr. Karlovsky, a board certified urologist, is with Arizona State Urological Institute in Phoenix in the Division of Female Pelvic Health. He is fellowship training is in women’s [continue reading…]

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Whistleblower Wants Prison Time for Convicted J&J Med Device Execs

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ Whistleblower Wants J&J Subsidiary Execs To Be Imprisoned Following $18 Million Fine and Federal Conviction   Melayna Lokosky is not shy. The former Acclarent Inc. medical device sales rep worked for a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary until 2011 when she filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the [continue reading…]

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January Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for New Jersey, Smith v. Ethicon

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2016 ~ It’s been a very long time since there was a pelvic mesh product liability trial in New Jersey. The first case was Linda Gross v Ethicon held February 2013, which resulted in an $11.1 million verdict for Ms. Gross which is still on appeal, though [continue reading…]

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FDA Says it’s Taken 21,000 reports of Wen Hair Care Complaints

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Mesh News Desk, July 20, 2016 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has received 127 adverse event reports about the WEN Hair products. Promoted on television by celebrity stylist, Chaz Dean, the FDA says his office has received 21,000 complaints. Complaints include reports of balding, rashes and hair breakage. See the [continue reading…]

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169 Pelvic Mesh Cases Poised For Trial in PA Beginning This Fall

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 19, 2016 ~ The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has 169 pelvic mesh trials waiting for a date to begin with 14 already scheduled. Most of the defective product cases name as a defendant Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. The Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas is where Pennsylvania’s trial [continue reading…]

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Edwards v. Ethicon Set in WV for August

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 18, 2016 ~ Remaining on the docket and set for trial in the multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson is the August 12, 2016 case of Edwards v. Ethicon, Case No. 2:12-cv-09972. Ms. Edwards was implanted at Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA with a TVT-O by Dr. Harold Wittcoff. Court documents show Ethicon [continue reading…]

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Ramirez v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial – Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 18, 2016 ~ Will number five be the charm for Jennifer Ramirez?   The case of the San Antonio, Texas woman and her case against Dr. Cesar Reyes and Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has been continued four times. Now it is on the docket for trial finally August [continue reading…]

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FDA to Consider Drug With Suicide Risk

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Mesh News Desk, July 15, 2016 ~ FDA will consider approving a drug that has some red flags for its association with a risk of suicide.  The drug is made by Valeant and its called brodalumab. Last May there were six suicides among the clinical trials. That prompted drugmaker Amgen to back out on [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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