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Sullivan V Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Case Settles on Eve of Trial

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, (MND) March 1, 2017~ The March 13th pelvic mesh trial of Sullivan v. Boston Scientific will not be heard because it has settled. There is no word on the specifics of that settlement. It is the first of many cases poised to go to trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common [continue reading…]

Mesh Awareness Movement Rally Gains Momentum

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 27, 2017 ~ The MAM, Mesh Awareness Movement plans to take its pelvic mesh awareness message to the next mesh event.  March 6, 2017, was supposed to be the beginning of the pelvic mesh trial of  Mullins et al v. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In [continue reading…]

The Mesh Trials: Mullins is Off, Huskey Appeal Over and Boston Sci Trial to Begin

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 24, 2017 ~ One needs a scorecard to track the court happenings in transvaginal mesh litigation. While the March 6th trial of Mullins has been continued, the Huskey case appeal has concluded. March 13th is a Boston Sci trial in Philadelphia.   MULLINS  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is [continue reading…]

Documentary: J&J Knew Risks of Prolift

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Mesh News Desk, February 22, 2017 ~  A news magazine in The Netherlands has just aired a documentary that says Ethicon/ Johnson & Johnson was well aware problems would happen with the Prolift transvaginal mesh and marketed it anyway.   The documentary shown on the show RADAR in mid-February.  #radartv Prolift was the most [continue reading…]

Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 21, 2017 ~Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn the Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case by arguing that the defense team should have been able to introduce assurances about safety and efficacy by the Food and Drug Administration concerning the TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  On February 9, 2017, Ethicon filed for [continue reading…]

One Woman Facing AMS Legal Setback After TVT-O Injury

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 13, 2017~ The following is written by a mesh-injured woman.  Since she is involved in transvaginal mesh litigation, and represented by legal counsel. She does not want to be named. Instead, we will call her Suzanne.  Suzanne was implanted with American Medical Systems (AMS) TVT-O transvaginal mesh in 2012.  [continue reading…]

GAO Report on Power Morcellators

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 10, 2017 ~ The GAO report on power morcellators finds there were 25 requests to market new power morcellator devices submitted to the FDA over a 23 year period, all were cleared for the marketplace.    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a report (here) [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [continue reading…]

C-QUR MDL Formed in New Hampshire Over Hernia Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 6, 2017~ The latest hernia mesh complications product to be placed in multidistrict litigation is C-QUR made by Atrium Medical. It is coated with fish oil, which creates problems for integration into the body says the first case to be filed.  Multidistrict litigation involving C-Qur hernia mesh has [continue reading…]

February Brings New Life in Mesh Litigation

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Hello February~ Those of you who are socked in with winter, I’m sorry. When it hits 60 degrees in Florida, we complain and get out our sweaters. But spring lies ahead and so does movement in this Mesh Mess. Mesh News Desk (MND or MMDND) has been covering the issues surrounding pelvic and hernia [continue reading…]

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