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Ralph Nader Radio Hour on the Travesty of Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 10, 2017 ~ Consumer advocate Ralph Nader interviews Dr. Robert Bendavid on hernia mesh and Jane Akre, editor of Mesh News Desk on the ubiquitous nature and complications of polypropylene meshes. He is known to most Americans as a consumer crusader who is responsible for establishing the Public [continue reading…]

Scottish Mesh Inquiry Blows-Up

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 23, 2017 ~ An official mesh inquiry has blown up in Scotland, falling short of  protecting the public, claim campaigners. A story in the Sunday Post from reporter Marion Scott (here) says an independent inquiry will be conducted into conflicts of interest among authors of an official report that [continue reading…]

Cisson Case Tests Georgia’s Punitive Damages

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 24, 2017 ~ The Cisson v. C.R. Bard case resulted in a windfall for Georgia’s state treasury, not for Cisson.  Tort reform came in Georgia in 1987. The Georgia Tort Reform Act was launched by Big Business, such as tobacco and asbestos, to curtail plaintiff victories in court. [continue reading…]

St. Louis J&J Talc Powder Litigation Begins

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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…]

Pain for Profit Alleges AMS and Reuters

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ Women Undergo Pain for Profit?  Those are the allegations of Reuters writer, Alison Frankel who writes a column ‘On the Case’ for Reuters. Alison Frankel writes On the Case for for Reuters.  On March 13 she writes about Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who [continue reading…]

J&J Wins Latest Talcum Powder/ Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 6, 2017  ~ J&J has won its first talcum powder/ ovarian cancer trial in St. Louis. After a series of trial losses over its talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson has finally won a Talcum powder/ovarian cancer lawsuit. On Thursday, March 3,  a St. Louis jury rejected the plaintiffs’ [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Law Firm called a “Mass Tort Warehouse” – A Numbers Game

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MND, January 5, 2017 ~  This story originally ran November 24, 2015, and details the ugly underbelly of the business side of law. The story arises from a lawsuit filed by a former employee whose job it was to obtain millions in litigation financing. Never underestimate the influence of money over law. If you [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…]

Attorney Mostyn Takes Boston Sci Counterfeit Mesh Issue to Scottish Parliament

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 19, 2016 ~ The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, reports Houston attorney Steve Mostyn recently took documents to members of Scotland’s Parliament to convince them that Boston Scientific (BSC) bought  counterfeit raw mesh material from China to make its transvaginal mesh implanted in hundreds if not thousands of [continue reading…]

New York Times on the Growing Patient Advocacy Field

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 5, 2016 ~ Patient Advocates, a Growing Field It is a new cottage industry, patient advocacy,  and it’s born out of a complicated healthcare industry and the unequal power between the medical establishment and insurance and patients. Patient Advocates are a growing industry and at the present time [continue reading…]

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