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Ethicon’s History of Catgut Suture, Before There was Transvaginal Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 17, 2017 ~ Long before there was transvaginal mesh made by Johnson & Johnson, the company made suture material, known as “catgut” because it was manufactured from the submucosal layer of the small intestines of a sheep. The origin of “catgut” may be lost in medical obscurity. Before [continue reading…]

Judge Higbee Who Presided Over First J&J Mesh Case, Dies of Heart Attack

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6, 2017 ~ Judge Carol Higbee Dies at age 66. Wanted to remain on the bench past her retirement age.  New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Carol Higbee died Tuesday, January 3, reportedly of a heart attack, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. Judge Higbee presided over the [continue reading…]

2016 – The Mesh Year in Review

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 29, 2016 ~ It may not seem like much has happened in the world of polypropylene mesh implants this year, but a review of 2016 tells otherwise. There have been changes and shifts in litigation and research, albeit moving much too slowly for the 100,000 or so mesh-injured patients [continue reading…]

Mullins Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for March

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 20, 2016 ~ After much delay, the Mullins case, a defective pelvic mesh trial of 31 women, is scheduled for March of next year.   Mullins has been set many times before, but it appears that Judge Joseph Goodwin has finally set March 6, 2017 as the first [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…]

New Jersey Case Being Readied for J&J January Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 23, 2016 ~ MND has learned an Indiana case is being prepared for a January 9th trial in Bergen County, New Jersey naming defendant, Johnson & Johnson and its  TVT-O pelvic mesh.   After a lull in any pelvic mesh litigation in New Jersey, a case is being [continue reading…]

Welcome to Mesh News Desk

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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…]

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [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…]

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