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Judge Higbee Who Presided Over First J&J Mesh Case, Dies of Heart Attack

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6, 2017 ~ Judge Carol Higbee Dies at age 66. Wanted to remain on the bench past her retirement age.  New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Carol Higbee died Tuesday, January 3, reportedly of a heart attack, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. Judge Higbee presided over the [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…]

Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Financial Conflicts of Interest, an ongoing concern in medicine.   Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes This story is from ProPublica, Journalism in the Public Interest and published yesterday.  National Public Radio’s Shots blog also published the story. When a doctor harms [continue reading…]

Legal News- Ethicon Objects to Expert Who Will Testify Pelvic Mesh Degrades in the Body

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Mesh News Desk, August 3, 201 ~ This story is from Law360.   By Steven Trader Law360, New York (July 21, 2016, 1:39 PM ET) — Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon on Wednesday urged the West Virginia federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation regarding its pelvic mesh products to nix an expert who was prepared [continue reading…]

How to Avoid and Deal with Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~  That is the title of an article in August issue of UroToday by Dr. Matthew Karlovsky. Dr. Karlovsky, a board certified urologist, is with Arizona State Urological Institute in Phoenix in the Division of Female Pelvic Health. He is fellowship training is in women’s [continue reading…]

Canadian Coverage of Mesh Complications Continues

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June 28, 2016,  Mesh Medical Device News Desk~ Canadian Television news recently did a report on Canadian women living with the aftereffects of painful pelvic mesh. The video features Chrissy Brajcic, 40, of Windsor Ontario who has been hospitalized with repeated infections, nausea, vomit and pain even though her removal of pelvic mesh was [continue reading…]

Public Citizen: Big Pharma Pays Big Civil and Criminal Penalties

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 18, 2016 ~ Public Citizen is going back in time 25 years to give a big picture look at the penalties Big Pharma has paid out.  While financial news networks act like cheerleaders about Big Pharma and its big profits, the consumer group Public Citizen reports on the [continue reading…]

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