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SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

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By Aaron Leigh Horton Mesh News Desk, October 4, 2016 ~ This story first appeared in October 2016 but deserves to be revived as many are currently in the process of receiving settlement in their mesh injury case. Thank you Aaron! According Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA, the leading expert for 100% removal of [continue reading…]

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AUGS – Patient Presence Missing from Urogyn Society Meeting

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 3, 2016 ~ With an emphasis on innovation and advancement in the practice of urogynecology, at the AUGS annual conference of specialists, there were few reminders about the outcomes of, what’s been described as the darkest chapter in women’s health history, that is, the patient presence. The iconic giant [continue reading…]

Family Tree of Meshes, Littman

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…]


Mesh News Desk: October Turns and the Falls Ahead

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 2, 2016 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk.  I feel as though we are entering the final phase of 2016.  It has streamed by at lightning speed, time seems to be running faster all of the time. If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome! [continue reading…]

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Pelvic Pain Management

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Mesh News Desk, March 10, 2016 ~  Thanks to Still Standing for her series on the management of pelvic pain following a mesh implant.  Her contribution as someone who has studied and teaches pain management professionally, is very much appreciated. Still Standing cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Last month, she [continue reading…]


AUGS Defends Polypropylene Mid-Urethral Mesh Slings

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MESH NEWS DESK,  September 26, 2016 ~ This story originally ran last March but is is appropriate as the organization, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) begins its annual conference this week in Denver. Expect to see some discussion of litigation and what doctors should expect in the future from the lawyers who have so [continue reading…]


AUGS Survey on Pelvic Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 21, 2016 ~  Consumers injured by pelvic mesh may want to reach out to the medical group with a specialty in female pelvic health. This survey Note * Please check the “Other” box to add any comments.  The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has created a survey to learn [continue reading…]

from the Daily Record, Scotland

*Latest* Scotland Calls for Criminal Investigation into Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 20, 2016 ~ Scottish campaigners call for a criminal investigation into pelvic mesh made with polypropylene from China.  Thanks to Scottish reporter Marion Scott for supplying the stories.  Mesh campaigners in Scotland are calling on a criminal investigation into allegations that substandard counterfeit raw material was used to [continue reading…]

Steve Mostyn and MSP Neil Findlay

Attorney Mostyn Takes Boston Sci Counterfeit Mesh Issue to Scottish Parliament

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 19, 2016 ~ The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, reports Houston attorney Steve Mostyn recently took documents to members of Scotland’s Parliament to convince them that Boston Scientific (BSC) bought  counterfeit raw mesh material from China to make its transvaginal mesh implanted in hundreds if not thousands of [continue reading…]

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Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Verdict Overturned, Plaintiff Wins New Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 14, 2016 ~ Plaintiff wins a new trial as Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit is Overturned. A decision by a Massachusetts Appeals Court means a mesh-injured woman from Ohio will win a new trial against Boston Scientific over her Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit pelvic mesh implant she [continue reading…]

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