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Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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Caldera Final Pelvic Mesh Settlement Deadline Facing Opposition

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, June 10, 2016 ~ Editor’s Note: We’ve called her “Samantha” and at the present time she, along with a few other women, are attempting to opt out of a mandated pelvic mesh settlement offered by mesh manufacturer, Caldera Medical.   You may recall in February, Agoura Hills, California based – Caldera Medical, [continue reading…]

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AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Settled and Dismissed by the Hundreds

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2016 ~ Six hundred pelvic mesh lawsuits dismissed in one work week.  Unlike the snails pace of federal pelvic mesh litigation, Mesh News Desk has learned that over the last work week, 673 product liability lawsuits concerning pelvic mesh made by American Medical Systems (AMS) have been settled [continue reading…]

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Hard Lessons Learned from Mesh Settlements

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 27, 2016~ The following is an Op-Ed written by your editor who has covered the pelvic mesh issues for more than five years.  I am not a doctor or a lawyer and am not providing any professional advice.  I am sharing observations of the evolution of mesh settlements [continue reading…]

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Hernia Mesh Patient Advocate – Many Questions, Few Answers for those Patients

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 23, 2016 ~ They call every day.  Mostly men but sometimes women who have had a hernia mesh implant and are experiencing complications. What doctor will see me, they ask.   Who is taking these lawsuits? The answer is there are few answers for hernia mesh patients.  For some [continue reading…]

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Mesh News Desk Trial Coverage Cut For Being ‘Advocacy’ Organization

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Mesh News Desk, December 9, 2015 ~ A funny thing happened on the way to covering a pelvic mesh trial. As editor of Mesh News Desk (MND), I cover trials either in person or remotely through a feed provided by Courtroom View Network (CVN).  David Siegel who works there, has always been very friendly. [continue reading…]

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Eleventh-Hour Settlement in Bard Avaulta Trial Set to Begin in Charleston Federal Court

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Mesh News Desk  has learned from two reputable sources connected to the court that a settlement was reached over the weekend in the federal trial of  Debra Wise v. C.R. Bard. It was set to begin before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Wednesday, [continue reading…]

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Federal Court Calendar for Transvaginal Mesh Cases in WV

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Many readers of Mesh News Desk are asking what has become of the bellwether trials that were supposed to take place in a timely manner. That has clearly not happened.  With the first C.R. Bard trial of Donna Cisson taking place in July 2013, the pace has been slow and ponderous leaving many mesh-injured [continue reading…]

The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

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THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United States.  (The term “510(k)” [continue reading…]

Law Professor Thomas A. Eaton on Tort Reform

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Earlier this month, the jury in the federal Donna Cisson transvaginal mesh case awarded Mrs. Cisson $1.75 million in punitive damages in addition to the $250,000 in compensatory damages. The Cisson case established the Bard Avaulta mesh she received as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse was defective. Yet readers learned something startling about [continue reading…]

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