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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’s History of Catgut Suture, Before There was Transvaginal Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 17, 2017 ~ Long before there was transvaginal mesh made by Johnson & Johnson, the company made suture material, known as “catgut” because it was manufactured from the submucosal layer of the small intestines of a sheep. The origin of “catgut” may be lost in medical obscurity. Before [continue reading…]

How to Look Up Your Pelvic Mesh Case

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                  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 2, 2017 ~ Many of you already know how to look up your pelvic mesh case filed in federal court. Here is a step-by-step way to find it through a Google Search. This applies only to the cases consolidated [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…]

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…]

What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You’ve heard the term “pelvic organ prolapse” and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Many women are unaware of the medical condition known as pelvic organ [continue reading…]

Australia Wants You to Report Your Mesh Adverse Events

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Mesh News Desk, August 2, 2016 ~ The TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) is the Australian version of our U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   The following notice was posted by the government today. TGA urges reporting of adverse events 2 August 2016 As part of its ongoing monitoring of the safety of urogynaecological surgical [continue reading…]

Questions to Ask Your Pelvic Mesh Removal Doctor

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 28, 2016 ~ What to ask the doctor before you have your pelvic mesh removed. ‘Kathleen” is not her real name.  She is a woman who was implanted with transvaginal mesh years ago. Today she is suffering the consequences, including pelvic pain, chronic infections, as well as some [continue reading…]

Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

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Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading…]

When Husbands Hurt from Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 9, 2016 ~ The following article was penned by the article of a mesh-injured woman who lives in Canada.  Many men feel debilitated alongside their wife as they watch them struggle with daily living. Thank you for all you do.  Some men decide to leave. Hooray for those who [continue reading…]

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