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Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Talks May be Underway

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Although unsubstantiated at this time, C.R. Bard and the makers of transvaginal mesh are said to be in settlement talks with lawyers representing 50,000 plaintiffs. This according to Bloomberg but not confirmed by any of the companies involved. The last two lawsuits naming C.R. Bard filed in federal court both settled before the facts [continue reading…]

Famous Mass Torts of the Past, the Story of Vioxx and its Billion Dollar Settlement

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

A reader of MDND asks if there has ever been a Mass Tort litigation of the sort we are seeing with transvaginal mesh? She is referring to the 28,000 cases filed in the federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, as well as the thousands of cases filed in state courts around the country. The [continue reading…]

Welcome to MDND

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

June 1, 2013 ~ Welcome.  I’m Jane Akre, the Editor of MDND. We are now entering our second year of publishing and unfortunately the mesh-injured community is only growing.  At last count there were nearly 22,000 cases consolidated in one federal court in West Virginia and that does not take into account the hundreds [continue reading…]

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Question: Which Transvaginal Mesh Trials are Next?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MDND (Mesh Medical Device News Desk) and its FB Page have been receiving a lot of questions about which trials are scheduled to follow Linda Gross v. Ethicon, which on Thursday, February 28 resulted in an $11.1 million award to Linda and Jeff Gross. The award includes $7.76 million in punitive damages. See story [continue reading…]

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Lead Attorneys to be Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases Friday, April 13

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin will oversee a hearing Friday, April 13, to decide who will be the lead attorneys in the consolidated lawsuits over defective transvaginal mesh. Hundreds of cases have been consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia in Multidistrict litigation (MDL) that name mesh manufacturers Ethicon, Inc ( MDL No. [continue reading…]

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Merck’s Blockbuster Vioxx Settlement

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

NOVEMBER 22, 2011-When a defective product has harmed so many people and cost so many lives, the settlement numbers are huge too. Now the U.S. Justice Department says it has settled its civil case with Merck, the pharmaceutical giant that aggressively marketed Vioxx (Rofecoxib) making it a blockbuster drug.

Is the FDA Killing Innovation? Fortune, September 2, 2011

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

CNN reports on MelaFind, a handheld medical device that helps doctors spot melanoma using a noninvasive computer imaging.  But it is still not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and may not be.  The agency refused to take the next step to approval in 2009, even though the machine was on the fast-track. [continue reading…]

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