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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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Scotland's Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Daily Record– the newspaper of Scotland – reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done a series of hard-hitting [continue reading…]

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Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Your big screen television and new car comes with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life? Consumers Union, an arm of Consumer Reports, has come up with a novel and common sense approach. Manufacturers of medical devices should warranty their products. They claim they are safe [continue reading…]

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$8.3 Million Verdict Against J&J's DePuy Unit Over ASR Metal Hip

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 8, 2013 ~ Johnson & Johnson must pay the plaintiff who brought the first DePuy metal hip implant device to trial $8.3 million in damages, a Los Angeles jury decided this afternoon. This is the first of 10,750 product liability lawsuits against J&J’s DePuy unit which makes the ASR XL hip replacement device. [continue reading…]

Day 27: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Jury Deliberates News Breaks

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February 22, 2013 ~ As the jury deliberates for its fourth straight day in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial, news broke from Bloomberg/Businessweek (here) around noon today of a government investigation of metal hips and surgical mesh made by the healthcare products giant. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched, and J&J [continue reading…]

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FDA: How to Follow Medical Devices?

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Public Invited to FDA meeting on Postmarket Surveillance September 4, 2012~ Every modern day vehicle comes complete with a VIN number, an identifier number that stays with the car during its lifetime. If there is an auto recall the owner is notified and an auto dealership can easily identify a vehicle that might fall [continue reading…]

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Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

July 19, 2012 ~ Is more corporate oversight needed by Johnson & Johnson? After years of defective medications, contaminated children’s cold products, three closed manufacturing plants still in FDA hands , defective recalled metal hips, dangerous synthetic vaginal mesh the focus of thousands of lawsuits, kickbacks to docs to speed up sales, and illegally [continue reading…]

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Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

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Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels – this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee within the FDA. [continue reading…]

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Johnson & Johnson Began Phasing out DePuy Defective Hip Prior to Recall

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 23, 2012 ~ This has not been a good week for Johnson & Johnson. First word that it sold the transvaginal surgical mesh, ProLift, without getting any sort of FDA approval in advance (see background story here). Now the New York Times (NYT) (here) is reporting that J&J began phasing out the DePuy [continue reading…]

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Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

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March 21 ~ Bloomberg is reporting (here) that major medical device maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) sold the Gynecare Prolift surgical mesh for three years before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mesh is now the subject of more than 550 lawsuits, reports Bloomberg. Prolift is a pre-cut [continue reading…]

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