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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

RICO Suit Accuses Boston Scientific of Fraud in Smuggling Defective Pelvic Mesh from China

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Mesh News Desk, January 15, 2016 ~ This week the Mostyn law firm of Houston filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Boston Scientific, the transvaginal mesh manufacturer already the focus of thousands of pelvic mesh actions in federal court in West Virginia.   The charge – Boston Scientific (BSX) knowingly smuggled and used counterfeit [continue reading…]

Pap Smears: A Technican Speaks Out About Problems and Profits

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June 20, 2013 ~Mark K. is a laboratory technician whose job it is to read PAP smears, the annual test recommended to screen for cervical cancer for most women. In a rare insider opinion, he shares with readers of MDND what he feels is not working. It is a rare look at what many [continue reading…]

Ethicon Trial Opening Statements Thursday

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January 8, 2013 ~ Jurors are being selected today for the first of 1,974 lawsuits to be heard in a New Jersey state court against Johnson & Johnson, maker of the Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System (here) transvaginal mesh. Plaintiff Linda Gross from Watertown, South Dakota and her lawyers argue that Ethicon, a [continue reading…]

Boston Scientific Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh Sales

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

November 8, 2012 ~  A required report by Boston Scientific reveals a number of states plan to initiate an investigation about how Boston Scientific sells mesh. The information is contained in the company’s quarterly regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, (here), issued November 6. In the report, the Natick, Mass.-based medical device company [continue reading…]

NPR: Why People Do Bad Things

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May 1, 2012 ~ National Public Radio ran a podcast of an interesting topic, Why People do Bad Things. We often find that executives within a company or within a huge hospital complex will do things which most people find morally and ethically wrong. Listen to the story of Toby Groves, who as a [continue reading…]

X-Rated, Misbranded Medical Device Winner a Loser

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This true story will help you enjoy your holiday. Not to have a laugh at someone else’s expense, but when they are so wrong, why not? In this case a Mr. Gary Winner (his real name), 49, from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, owned a company called Planned Eldercare which allegedly supplied durable medical equipment to [continue reading…]

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