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FDA Pelvic Mesh Data – Are Thousands of Deaths Not Being Reported?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ A former FDA IT project manager left the agency to focus on patient safety and the numbers needed for true patient advocacy. Imagine 5.6 million pieces of data collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning adverse events, the FDA term for complications. [continue reading…]

Record $1 Bill Against J&J Over Defective Metal Hip

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ It might be a new record in defective medical devices. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has been hit with more than $1 billion in damages to be paid to six plaintiffs injured by their Pinnacle metal hip implant.  The jurors found the [continue reading…]

Scottish Official Resigned Before Official Inquiry into Pelvic Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ Journalist, Marion Scott is back at her craft writing about the pelvic mesh scandal in Scotland, after leaving The Daily Record. Now she is writing for a new newspaper, the Sunday Post. Scott reports that Dr. Lesley Wilkie, who headed the government inquiry into pelvic [continue reading…]

Hello December – Mesh Year Ending Up Under the Bus

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

December 1, 2016 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your news resource for what is going on in the world of pelvic mesh and lately, hernia mesh. The year has gone quickly, and now as we end it with our annual emphasis on excessive holiday spending and billionaires who can’t spend enough [continue reading…]

Court Imposes Sanctions on AMS for its Pursuit of Dr. Walker

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 28, 2016 ~ He has been profiled by Mesh News Desk (also an advertiser at one time) and DrugWatch. Urogynecologist, Dr. Christopher Walker is considered one of the more well-known and competent mesh-removal doctors in the country. (See MND (here and here) and DrugWatch. (here). But this year he’s be [continue reading…]

New Jersey Case Being Readied for J&J January Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 23, 2016 ~ MND has learned an Indiana case is being prepared for a January 9th trial in Bergen County, New Jersey naming defendant, Johnson & Johnson and its  TVT-O pelvic mesh.   After a lull in any pelvic mesh litigation in New Jersey, a case is being [continue reading…]

Win and Loss for Bard as Avaulta Pelvic Mesh Case Readies for Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 22, 2016 ~ The plaintiff can pursue a punitive damage but not a negligence claim in this Bard Avaulta defective pelvic mesh case that is being readied for trial or to be remanded back to state court.    While mesh trials have not been in the courtroom or [continue reading…]

Class Action Accuses Boston Scientific of Racketeering and Fraud Over Counterfeit Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 16, 2016 ~ RICO lawsuit filed naming Boston Scientific alleges fraudulent activities involving Chinese smuggled pelvic mesh.  A newly filed lawsuit accused Boston Scientific Corp. (BSC), maker of transvaginal mesh, with racketeering activity and trafficking in counterfeit goods, specifically transvaginal pelvic mesh. Frances Peel Hennington filed her lawsuit [continue reading…]

Essure Birth Control Gets FDA’s Strongest Warning

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 15, 2016 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a label change on Essure Birth Control that includes the strongest warning a device can carry.  Known as a Black Box warning, the label change will now clearly warn about the significant side effects associated with Essure, including [continue reading…]

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…]

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