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J&J Lawyers’ Questionable Ethics in High Stakes Litigation

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 20, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson is involved in three high stakes health product mass tort cases and plaintiffs’ lawyers allege the company is using questionable tactics.  Lawyers representing plaintiffs in three separate health products cases against defendant Johnson & Johnson say J&J attorneys have resorted to improper [continue reading...]


J&J Cleared of Mesothelioma Claim in Talc Trial

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 16, 2017 ~ The California talc trial would be the first in a series of cases against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder, claiming the talc caused mesothelioma, a lung disease related to asbestos.  The jury deliberated two days to deny the claim in this talc trial.  [continue reading...]

UK To Place Further Restrictions on POP Pelvic Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 13, 2017 ~ While Australia says it will consider all vaginally- placed mesh and surgical mesh as “high risk,” news from the UK says pelvic organ prolapse (POP) mesh may be made obsolete. In the United Kingdom (UK, Northern Ireland, Britain and Scotland), the National Institute for Health and [continue reading...]

Plaintiffs’ $27 Mill Boston Scientific Mesh Verdict Upheld!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 21, 2017 ~ The trial of four women, implanted with Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle mesh, was held in a Miami court November 2014 before Judge Goodwin, displaced temporarily from his Charleston, WV court, while another mesh trial took place there. Each of the four women was awarded compensatory damages [continue reading...]

Ella Ebaugh on Struggling in Silence

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 16, 2017 ~ Ella Ebaugh recently survived a grueling five-week trial against Johnson & Johnson over the complications from two of her pelvic mesh implants. Jurors awarded her a record $57 million, the highest jury award so far in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  There are more [continue reading...]

British Parliament Members Face Mesh-Injured

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 11, 2017 ~ While the U.S. media is focused on crazed gunman and crazed media moguls, mesh campaigners in the United Kingdom have made some real headway in making public the issue of polypropylene mesh and the thousands it has injured.     U.S. readers have a chance to [continue reading...]

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND)

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2017 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your website for news and updates on pelvic and hernia mesh, its implications, complications and outcomes, both medically and legally.  If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome!  Mesh News Desk (MND) aka MMDND has been covering this [continue reading...]

Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Steve Mostyn Dies

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 16, 2017 ~ It is with great sadness that Mesh Medical Device News Desk passes on the news of the death of plaintiffs’ mesh attorney Steve Mostyn. His wife, Amber, has issued a statement that the death was the result of a sudden onset of mental health issues.  [continue reading...]
FDA News

FDA Finds No Prob with Boston Sci Chinese Counterfeit Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2016 ~ It’s been more than a year since it was notified, but now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says there are no worries with the pelvic mesh made from raw polypropylene sourced under questionable circumstances from China by Boston Scientific (BSC), a major mesh [continue reading...]
Legal News

Mesh Trials on the Horizon

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2017 ~ Despite what appears to be a lull in litigation concerning pelvic and hernia mesh, a number of cases are set to go before a jury in the coming months. New Jersey, Philadelphia, Charleston, WV and Los Angeles all have transvaginal mesh defective product cases consolidated [continue reading...]
Medical News

Drs Raz and Ackerman: Risks and Benefits Lacking for Slings

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2017 ~ This well thought out opinion piece is voiced by two leaders who are well acquainted with the devastating injuries resulting from women implanted with mesh, “slings” and transvaginal mesh, used to treat incontinence and prolapse.   Writing in the International Brazilian Journal of Urology, in July-August [continue reading...]

You Think it Might be the Polypropylene?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 20, 2017  ~ Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate and hernia-mesh injured man living in Florida.  If you have called Mesh News Desk looking for answers about your hernia mesh and the complications you’re suffering, you will be sent to Bruce.  He questions whether the problem with all meshes [continue reading...]
Media Reports

Sling the Mesh Campaign Taking Strong Steps

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 12, 201 ~  Sling the Mesh, a campaign in the UK to have pelvic mesh removed from the market,  has made enormous strides in getting the word out about transvaginal mesh, made of polypropylene to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  The campaign, organized on Twitter and Facebook  (see [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Dr. Bendavid Hernia Researcher Tells Parliament Adverse Events are Underreported

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 26, 2017 ~ Dr. Robert Bendavid, of Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, researches hernia repair with polypropylene mesh and studies both mesh and non-mesh repairs and the adverse outcomes. Because he is so involved in offering research that challenges the established medical societies, he flew to London to participate [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource

Can You Change Your Law Firm?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 26, 2017 reposted from May 15, 2017 ~ Can you change law firms if you are unhappy with your representation? Get your retainer agreement out and look at the fine print is a first place to start. This article is being reposted because so many of you call [continue reading...]
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