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Wishing You All the Best This Holiday and for the New Year!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, December 23, 2016~   I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visit Mesh Medical Device News Desk and find it a valuable community. It’s my honor to provide you with news and information and to speak with many readers during the year.  Thank you for sharing [continue reading…]

Is Your Lawyer Helping To Resolve Your Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 21, 2016~ Is your law firm responsive to your questions pertaining to your pelvic mesh lawsuit?  Do they return your calls?  Have you received your settlement?   Recently “Suzy” called your editor with a concern ( she does not want her real name used because she is represented [continue reading…]

Mullins Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for March

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  February 21, 2017 ~ After much delay, the Mullins case, a defective pelvic mesh trial of 24 women, is still on schedule for March 6, in Charleston WV. This is an attempt by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing multidistrict litigation in his federal court, to move along cases that [continue reading…]

What is Multidistrict Litigation?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 16, 2016 ~ MDL, Multidistrict Litigation.  Readers of Mesh Medical Device News Desk have been hearing about the court where most of the transvaginal mesh cases are consolidated. But what is the MDL and how did it get started? In early January 2012, the number of transvaginal pelvic mesh [continue reading…]

Ten Deaths Associated With J&J Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 15, 2016 ~ At least 10 deaths and seven injuries, associated with PHYSIOMESH™ (JNJ) hernia mesh, have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Device Events worked with Mesh News Desk in preparation of this story. Civil lawsuits that become mass torts involving many plaintiffs, [continue reading…]

Study Confirms The More Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh The More Mess

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2016 ~ A study published in JAMA Surgery confirms the  common adage among the mesh aware community, the more transvaginal  pelvic mesh present in a body, the more likely there will be complications. The question posed by the study is – What is the association between the [continue reading…]

Linda Gross $11.1 Mill Jury Verdict Survives Final J&J Challenge

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 6, 2016 ~ J&J appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court has been rejected for consideration. It was the last appeal for Johnson & Johnson.  It was February 2013 when South Dakota nurse, Linda Gross was awarded $11.1 by an Atlantic City New Jersey jury after a seven-week [continue reading…]

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

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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

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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…]

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