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Missing Pelvic Mesh Plaintiff: Where is Melody E. Mullins?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 8, 2017~ With nearly 100,000 lawsuits filled in one federal court in West Virginia by women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, there are some women who are Pro Se, that is going it alone without an attorney. They are all dangerously close to having their cases dismissed [continue reading…]

Mesh Awareness Movement Rally Gains Momentum

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 27, 2017 ~ The MAM, Mesh Awareness Movement plans to take its pelvic mesh awareness message to the next mesh event.  March 6, 2017, was supposed to be the beginning of the pelvic mesh trial of  Mullins et al v. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In [continue reading…]

The Mesh Trials: Mullins is Off, Huskey Appeal Over and Boston Sci Trial to Begin

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 24, 2017 ~ One needs a scorecard to track the court happenings in transvaginal mesh litigation. While the March 6th trial of Mullins has been continued, the Huskey case appeal has concluded. March 13th is a Boston Sci trial in Philadelphia.   MULLINS  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is [continue reading…]

Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 21, 2017 ~Ethicon Wants Another Chance to Overturn the Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case by arguing that the defense team should have been able to introduce assurances about safety and efficacy by the Food and Drug Administration concerning the TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  On February 9, 2017, Ethicon filed for [continue reading…]

Huskey Transvaginal Mesh $3.27 Million Award Affirmed by Appeals Court

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 1, 2017 ~ Huskey Case Affirmed by Appeals Court becoming the third transvaginal mesh case to survive the appeals process.  The transvaginal mesh award of $3.27 million in the case of Jo Huskey v. Ethicon has survive an appeal by the healthcare giant. Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc. (2:12-cv-05201)  [continue reading…]

Judge Approves $12 Million Settlement in Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Claims

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 31, 2017 ~ On Monday, Caldera Medical received final approval of its proposed settlement to end all of its pelvic mesh litigation. Those women who claim permanent injuries from Caldera transvaginal mesh, will receive the smallest settlement dollars among all seven manufacturers, under $5,000.  At a hearing Monday [continue reading…]

TOT Has Twice the Risk of Re-Operation of Transvaginal Tape

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 11, 2017 ~ Transobturator tape used to treat incontinence, has twice the risk of re-operation as transvaginal tape, according to Danish researchers.  Danish researchers find that the risk of a re-operation with a TOT or transobturator tape was twice the risk in that country when compared to transvaginal [continue reading…]

Ten Deaths Associated With J&J Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 15, 2016 ~ At least 10 deaths and seven injuries, associated with PHYSIOMESH™ (JNJ) hernia mesh, have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Device Events worked with Mesh News Desk in preparation of this story. Civil lawsuits that become mass torts involving many plaintiffs, [continue reading…]

Linda Gross $11.1 Mill Jury Verdict Survives Final J&J Challenge

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 6, 2016 ~ J&J appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court has been rejected for consideration. It was the last appeal for Johnson & Johnson.  It was February 2013 when South Dakota nurse, Linda Gross was awarded $11.1 by an Atlantic City New Jersey jury after a seven-week [continue reading…]

Court Imposes Sanctions on AMS for its Pursuit of Dr. Walker

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 28, 2016 ~ He has been profiled by Mesh News Desk (also an advertiser at one time) and DrugWatch. Urogynecologist, Dr. Christopher Walker is considered one of the more well-known and competent mesh-removal doctors in the country. (See MND (here and here) and DrugWatch. (here). But this year he’s be [continue reading…]

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