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Sherrer v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Opening Arguments Underway in Kansas City, MO

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, Dec. 2, 2015 ~ Sherrer v Boston Scientific, Kansas City, Missouri   1216-CV27879 Thanks to Courtroom View Network for live access to this trial! At this writing the opening arguments are underway in the case of Eve Sherrer in her case against Boston Scientific over her Solyx pelvic mesh.  To complicate matters, two months [continue reading…]

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Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

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MND, July 23, 2015 ~ In this Op-Ed story by Joe Saunders, Saunders and Walker, he reports Cook Medical is preparing for trial of hundreds of women implanted with its form of pelvic mesh.   Implanted transvaginally like polypropylene (PP) mesh, the biologic mesh from Cook Medical is made from pig intestines. It is supposed [continue reading…]

Doug Bean in Maine and his friend.

Hernia Mesh-Injured Doug Bean: Suffering in Silence and Neglect

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Doug Bean is a hernia mesh-injured man living in Maine. Please read his story. It is what happens when humans ignore the plight of those suffering, even to the extent of discontinuing their medical coverage in their greatest time of need.  Should polypropylene mesh be contraindicated when one is already trying to recover from an [continue reading…]

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto

Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

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In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March [continue reading…]

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C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

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October 8, 2014 – Readers of Mesh News Desk have been wondering why there has been no news on the C.R. Bard front while other mesh manufacturers are quietly settling pelvic mesh-injury cases. Bloomberg reports an agreement has been reached between lawyers and C.R. Bard to resolve more than 500 product liability lawsuits with [continue reading…]

Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, Charleston, WV

Judge Goodwin Expresses Confusion? 'Gold Standard' or Defective Pelvic Mesh?

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  *Editor’s Note~ MND editor has been the only reporter covering these trials so the comments by Judge Goodwin as the days testimony ended, were particularly noteworthy. Judge Goodwin has shown a lighthearted spirit joking with the jurors and even the attorneys. Once calling a sidebar after an absence of one he said “I’ve [continue reading…]


Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

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The two week trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific d/b/a Mansfield Scientific, Inc. and Microvasive, Inc. is expected to go to the jury Monday, July 28, 2014 after closing arguments. The product liability lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Co in Massachusetts, Superior Court Action 12-0909. Boston Scientific is headquartered in Middlesex County, MA. [continue reading…]

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Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

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Jury selection August 22. Pelvic mesh trial to start August 25. The case of Huskey v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has survived a summary judgment motion and will continue to federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Jo Huskey is a 54-year-old woman who was implanted with a TVT-O pelvic mesh device in February, 2011 [continue reading…]

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Mesh Injuries Front Page News as Scottish Mesh Petitioners Meet With Parliament

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Today’s story from the BBC shows women in Scotland implanted with pelvic mesh are making front page news and making headway in their fight to raise awareness of pelvic mesh injuries. See the BBC story here. Tuesday, several mesh implant survivors gave “heartbreaking” evidence to the Scottish Parliament Committee. The Scottish Mesh Survivors campaign [continue reading…]

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When Doctors Speak……Should We Always Listen?

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A Mesh News Desk thoughtful reader has this to say about the Position Statement from the American Urogynecology Society  (AUGS). See background story here. You may recall they feel the use of pelvic mesh is justified and still a “tool” they want to have in their toolbox. That may be a fallback position but [continue reading…]

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