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We Are Mesh Survivors, testifying to Parliament

Scotland Limits Use of Pelvic Mesh Implants

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  Mesh News Desk, October 5, 2015 ~ According to a story in Scotland’s  The Daily Record, here, on Friday, the Health Secretary of Scotland published an interim report on the use of transvaginal mesh. It says three of the four procedures doctors routinely recommend to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse will no longer [continue reading…]

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Huffington Post and Steven Brill on “America’s Most Admired Law Breaker” J&J

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND September 17,2015 ~ Huffington Post has collaborated with attorney and  reporter Steven Brill to produce a 15-chapter expose on Johnson & Johnson.   J&J is frequently in the pages of Mesh News Desk as one of the major mesh manufacturers which promises to be the last to settle its outstanding pelvic mesh injury [continue reading…]

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NBC: C.R. Bard Forged Documents on Controversial Blood Clot Filter to Gain FDA Approval

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, September 8, 2015 ~ This week, NBC News investigated a blood clot filter made by C.R. Bard, and the questionable way the controversial medical device was approved for market. Bard also makes a number of pelvic meshes which are the focus of thousands of defective product lawsuits.  The Recovery blood-clot filter, is associated with [continue reading…]

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Media Coverage Leaves Tainted Impression of Mesh Injury Surgeries and Medical Lien Companies

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Deconstructing “The Lien Machine” MND, September 3, 2015 ~A recent series of Reuter’s articles takes a broad swipe at the industries that helps women find the resources they need to obtain mesh-removal surgeries. With 100,000 plaintiffs now joined in litigation against seven mesh manufacturers, removal of the polypropylene mesh implant may be the only [continue reading…]

New Day segment King-TV, Seattle July 22, 2015

Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

 MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA. “Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Lee”  was sponsored by Virginia [continue reading…]

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J&J Should Break Up

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Jim Cramer of CNBC is known for waving his arms about the latest stock trades or dumb business decisions.   Now he is adamant that healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson should break up.  In Monday’s rant, he says the company is divided clearly into three distinct divisions, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods and Medical Devices, the [continue reading…]

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*NEW* Caldera Medical Introduces New Pelvic Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Despite 100,000 defective product lawsuits facing makers of  polypropylene pelvic mesh, device maker Caldera Medical has plans to launch a new version of pelvic mesh to be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The Vertessa Lite has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its 510(k) approval process. Light blue in [continue reading…]

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Boston Scientific Offers First Settlement to 3,000 Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

In a regulatory filing (here), Boston Scientific Corp announced today it’s reached a settlement of $119 million to resolve 2,970 product liability cases concerning pelvic mesh. That would amount to an average award of just $40,000 per claim.  Claims are generally awarded based on the degree of injury resulting from a pelvic mesh implant [continue reading…]

Elaine and Olive, Scottish Mesh Survivors

*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Scottish Mesh Survivors has a newly erected website to solidify the unity of women who are part of the mesh-injured community in Scotland.  Check it out here. Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are featured.   They are two of the leaders of the group who petitioned their Scottish Parliament to hold a hearing [continue reading…]

from Sunday Mail, Scotland

Mesh Operations Continue in Scotland Despite Suspension

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Journalist Marion Scott is leading the way again with her reporting on the mesh surgery scandal in Scotland. According to her article in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, ever since the government urged the country to stop using transvaginal mesh in that country, there have been 166 operations. Scott reports eight health boards [continue reading…]

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