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

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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…]

Class Action Accuses Boston Scientific of Racketeering and Fraud Over Counterfeit Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 16, 2016 ~ RICO lawsuit filed naming Boston Scientific alleges fraudulent activities involving Chinese smuggled pelvic mesh.  A newly filed lawsuit accused Boston Scientific Corp. (BSC), maker of transvaginal mesh, with racketeering activity and trafficking in counterfeit goods, specifically transvaginal pelvic mesh. Frances Peel Hennington filed her lawsuit [continue reading…]

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2016 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your website for news and updates on pelvic and hernia mesh, its implications, complications and outcomes, both medically and legally.  If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome!  Mesh News Desk (MND) aka MMDND has been covering [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Trials on the Horizon

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  It has been quite some time since transvaginal mesh product liability trials were conducted.  They are scheduled to begin in December and throughout 2017. Judge Joseph Goodwin had given both sides in the transvaginal mesh litigation the word – Begin Settlement Talks. To a very [continue reading…]

UroGyn Society: Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 12, 2016 ~ There was much anticipation about the Thursday afternoon Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives at the 37th annual meeting of AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society.   This would be the first time the 1,300 urogynecologists, urologists and gynecologists would be presented with a full [continue reading…]

AUGS – Patient Presence Missing from Urogyn Society Meeting

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 3, 2016 ~ With an emphasis on innovation and advancement in the practice of urogynecology, at the AUGS annual conference of specialists, there were few reminders about the outcomes of, what’s been described as the darkest chapter in women’s health history, that is, the patient presence. The iconic giant [continue reading…]

ProteGen – The First Mesh, a 20 Year History

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Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ ProteGen – The Grandmother Mesh Of the sixty or so pelvic meshes that were or currently are on the market in the United States you may not have heard of the ProteGen mesh, a model designed and manufactured by Boston Scientific. The ProteGen was the first transvaginal mesh approved in [continue reading…]

AUGS Defends Polypropylene Mid-Urethral Mesh Slings

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MESH NEWS DESK,  September 26, 2016 ~ This story originally ran last March but is is appropriate as the organization, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) begins its annual conference this week in Denver. Expect to see some discussion of litigation and what potential exposure implanting physicians might expect from the plaintiffs who have so [continue reading…]

*Latest* Scotland Calls for Criminal Investigation into Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 20, 2016 ~ Scottish campaigners call for a criminal investigation into pelvic mesh made with polypropylene from China.  Thanks to Scottish reporter Marion Scott for supplying the stories.  Mesh campaigners in Scotland are calling on a criminal investigation into allegations that substandard counterfeit raw material was used to [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…]

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