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St. Louis J&J Talc Powder Litigation Begins

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 13, 2017 ~ Talcum powder lawsuit began this week in St. Louis. Another trial is underway in a St. Louis court over Johnson & Johnson’s controversial talcum powder and it purported link to ovarian cancer. Lois Slemp, 61,  is the plaintiff and J&J hopes to repeat its win in [continue reading…]

Mesh Injured Women Found

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Mesh News Desk, April 11, 2017 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) recently noted that nine mesh injured women were about to have their product liability cases naming C.R. Bard dropped from transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation being held in federal court in Charleston, WV. The judge who is overseeing more than [continue reading…]

Engleman Trial Against J&J Pelvic Mesh Begins Today

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 10, 2017 ~ It’s been 14 months since the last product liability trial naming a mesh manufacturer. In this case, Ms. M. Engleman was implanted with two pelvic meshes made by Ethicon, the division of Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection begins today.  An army of eight law firms [continue reading…]

Medical Study on Chronic Mesh Pain Needs to Hear From You!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 6, 2017 ~ People suffering with chronic pain are asked to attend a one-day workshop in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Still Standing, a contributor to Mesh News Desk, is involved with a partnership with the University  of Maryland and other institutions from around the world to teach researchers [continue reading…]

Trump’s FDA Pick Grilled on Priorities, Conflicts

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 6, 2017 ~ President Trumps selection of Scott Gottlieb reveals a health industry insider full of potential conflicts.  Dr. Scott Gottlieb was grilled during a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday and said his first priorities will include the opioid crisis. Gottlieb is a medical doctor who turned [continue reading…]

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, aka Mesh News Desk

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Mesh News Desk, April 2017 ~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND), also known as Mesh Medical Device News Desk where we following the goings on of the largely unregulated medical device industry and its fallout on the public. Synthetic polypropylene mesh and its biologic cousins are used to treat hernia and incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  For [continue reading…]

Scottish Inquiry into Transvaginal Mesh Mess Called a Whitewash

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 3, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S., the transvaginal mesh mess, in Scotland is front page news. The government conducted an investigation into the hundreds of injuries there, but the report is falls short of expectations, say campaigners. They call it a “Whitewash” report that anti-mesh campaigners in Scotland [continue reading…]

Melody Mullins Missing Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Found!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 29, 2017 ~ Melody Mullins was one of nine mesh-injured women who had fallen through the cracks in their mesh-related litigation. “This is Melody Mullins” The voice was firm and no nonsense.  Melody Mullins had been found. Mullins, 37 of Columbus, Ohio is one of nine women who were [continue reading…]

J&J Settles Third Round of Pelvic Mesh Cases

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 28, 2017 ~ J&J (Johnson & Johnson)  has been the last company to come to the settlement table, but an unopposed motion announces a third settlement for an unknown number of pelvic mesh women.  We don’t know how many women are involved or the dollar amount, but J&J [continue reading…]

Has AMS Paid All Transvaginal Mesh Claims?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 27, 2017 ~ American Medical Systems/ Endo International says they are settling NO MORE CLAIMS, reports “Samantha” after a conversation with the national settlement firm. Samantha has vigorously pursued AMS for its patented surgical tools used in the Caldera mesh kit that injured her. Samantha was implanted in [continue reading…]

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