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Just Beginning Your Mesh Journey? A Suggested Roadmap

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 14, 2016 ~ Mesh News Desk and its editor take calls around the clock from people who are desperately searching for a law firm or a doctor. They are just beginning their mesh journey. Since transvaginal mesh is still being used every day, as well a hernia mesh [continue reading…]

Urogyn Society Closes Door on Mesh-Injured Women

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2016 ~ After turning away two mesh-injured women who were enthusiastic about participating in an upcoming Prolapse Consensus Conference, the society then expels your editor from membership of AUGS. Janet Holt, a mesh-injured plaintiff, learned about the upcoming Prolapse Consensus Conference to be held in Baltimore, November [continue reading…]

Mesh Injured Address KY Healthcare Conference

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 5, 2016 ~ Two vocal mesh-injured women addressed a room full of health professionals at this annual conference with a medical device patient safety focus.   See the  videos below.  It was called the Conference for Healthcare Transparency and Patient Safety and occurred Friday, November 4 in Lexington, [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Trials so Far: Winners and Losers

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 3, 2016 ~ What is the outcome so far from the 32 trials that have put the issues of transvaginal mesh injuries before juries or about to be before a jury?    Since July 2012, there have been 33 cases that have gone to trial or settled just before [continue reading…]

Oldest J&J Pelvic Mesh Cases Readied for Trial in West Virginia Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 2, 2016 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing more than 97,000 defective product cases in his federal court in Charleston, had predicted neither side would like his future rulings if they did not make some effort to settle outstanding transvaginal mesh cases. Judge Goodwin is making good [continue reading…]

Welcome to Mesh News Desk

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2016 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your website for news and updates on pelvic and hernia mesh, its implications, complications and outcomes, both medically and legally.  If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome!  Mesh News Desk (MND) aka MMDND has been covering [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Trials on the Horizon

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  It has been quite some time since transvaginal mesh product liability trials were conducted.  They are scheduled to begin in December and throughout 2017. Judge Joseph Goodwin had given both sides in the transvaginal mesh litigation the word – Begin Settlement Talks. To a very [continue reading…]

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [continue reading…]

Mesh Settlements and Internet Gossip

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Op-Ed, by Jane Akre, Editor, Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 17, 2016 ~ Mesh Settlements are coming in and if you are a mesh-injured woman most likely you’ve heard from your law firm –  Please do not read anything on the internet. It is unreliable and gossip. That is what most law firms [continue reading…]

Attending a National Patient Training Workshop

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  October 23, 2016~Two women who are part of the mesh-injured community pushed themselves to become involved in a national patient training workshop. Here’s what they found.  The National Center for Health Research Conference Introductory Patient Training Workshop October 14-15 2016 Written by Janet Holt Jane Pennington and I attended [continue reading…]

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