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Mesh Awareness Movement Rally Gains Momentum

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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…]

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…]

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [continue reading…]

February Brings New Life in Mesh Litigation

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Hello February~ Those of you who are socked in with winter, I’m sorry. When it hits 60 degrees in Florida, we complain and get out our sweaters. But spring lies ahead and so does movement in this Mesh Mess. Mesh News Desk (MND or MMDND) has been covering the issues surrounding pelvic and hernia [continue reading…]

Huskey Transvaginal Mesh $3.27 Million Award Affirmed by Appeals Court

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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…]

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,  February 21, 2017 ~ After much delay, the Mullins case, a defective pelvic mesh trial of 24 women, is still on schedule for March 6, in Charleston WV. This is an attempt by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing multidistrict litigation in his federal court, to move along cases that [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…]

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