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Scottish Health Sec. Alex Neil

Pelvic Mesh Implant Procedures Halted in Scotland

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23, 2016 ~ Journalist Marion Scott continues her headline-making reporting on pelvic mesh implant procedures for Scotland’s Daily Record. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Alex Neil suspended surgeries using pelvic mesh (transvaginal mesh)  for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) pending an independent safety [continue reading…]

MAM rally in Charleston, WV in 2015

Welcome to Mesh News Desk

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

February 1, 2016~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk, Your Resource for mesh-related news and information. This site began more than four years ago when mesh litigation was in its early stages. Today there  more than 100,000 lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone and as well as cases filed around the globe.  At the same [continue reading…]

Uphold, Boston Scientific, still on the market

FDA Rules To Reclassify POP Vaginal Mesh as High Risk!

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January 4, 2016 ~ An expert panel convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided in September 2011 that mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) should be reclassified as high risk from its moderate risk (Class II) status. Today, the FDA announced POP mesh would finally be reclassified as a [continue reading…]

Dr. Shlomo Raz, UCLA Urology

Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound "Sees" Mesh

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“I have removed more than 900 mesh for complications in the last 5-6 years. Translabial ultrasound is an important adjuvant to the diagnosis and treatment of this patients.” Those are the words of the leading mesh removal surgeon in the world, Dr. Shlomo Raz, MD in an exchange with Mesh News Desk. The Professor of [continue reading…]

April 24, New Brunswick NJ

June – Watching and Waiting for News of Mesh Settlements, Reclassification

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Tensions are beginning to get strained over the extremely long wait for justice for the mesh- injured. Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka MMDND your source for all news mesh-related. Much is happening at this time but much of it is behind the scenes.   Take for example, the recent announcement that Endo/AMS had decided [continue reading…]

*NEW* The Doctors: Risks of Mesh Implants for Bladder Control

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“The one way I know how to describe it is “suicidal”  That’s  stabbed from the inside.” “There is nothing wrong with you its in year head, you might be crazy,” says the doctor. That’s the show “teaser for The Doctors, television show. It is not clear when this segment is running, though it appears [continue reading…]

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Endo Offers $830 Million to Settle 20K AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

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*This Just In* Late this afternoon, Endo Health Solutions announced it had reached an agreement with several law firms to settle in principle about 20,000 defective pelvic mesh lawsuits sold by its subsidiary American Medical Systems. Here is Endo’s news release. Here is Exhibit A: Resolution Framework: MR press release about the settlement [continue reading…]

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FDA: *IMPORTANT* How To Weigh in on Reclassifying Pelvic Mesh To High-Risk!

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*NEW*  Readers of Mesh News Desk understand that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed  the polypropylene-based material onto the market to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence with very little scrutiny.  In fact, the 510(k) approval process is an approval to sell, and does not require safety and efficacy assurances. Now the agency [continue reading…]

Day Five: Lewis v Ethicon: Ticking Time Bomb

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Lawyers for the plaintiff Carolyn Lewis (C.L.) wrapped up their defective product case against Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) on Friday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, capping off the day with C.L. on the stand. Before that there was more testimony via videotape from scientists working with Ethicon to show the company knew it had a problem [continue reading…]

Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

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Writer and researcher Noni Wideman has been at it again, uncovering the links to many autoimmune diseases that seem to plague mesh-implanted persons. This  does not mean there is a cause-effect but certainly there is a correlation seen with many of these diseases cropping up among those who have had mesh implanted to treat [continue reading…]

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