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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...]

J&J Facing Wrongful Death & Asbestos Claims in Latest Talc Cancer Trials

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 6, 2017 ~ The trial of a St. Louis area women, who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused after decades of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, is set to begin this month. This will be the sixth talcum-cancer trial in St. Louis against defendant J&J, maker of [continue reading...]

Huskey $3.27 Mesh Verdict Survives Final J&J Appeal!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 4, 201 ~  Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon division has just exhausted  its final appeal of the Huskey’s pelvic mesh verdict of $3.27 million, ending five years of litigation. The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will not hear the Ethicon appeal of the product liability trial of Jo Huskey [continue reading...]

Scottish Mesh Campaigners Blast Official Report Before Parliamentary Committee

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 27, 2017 ~ An official report by Scottish medical experts on the pelvic mesh mess in that country, is being called a “whitewash” and Thursday, campaigners, who have resigned in disgust, take their outrage directly to a Parliamentary Committee. Scotland is once again taking the lead in making [continue reading...]

Sixth Verdict Awards Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Record $57 Mill in Philadelphia

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 6, 2017 ~ A Philadelphia jury today delivered a $57 million verdict in the case of  mesh-injured Ella Ebaugh, deciding that Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon, is liable for the Pennsylvania woman’s damaged urethra, the result of two pelvic mesh implants made by the healthcare giant. The case [continue reading...]

Welcome October- Media Tsunami Over Mesh Mess

Welcome October 2017 to Mesh Medical Device News Desk~   This past month has seen an incredible uptick in the number of mainstream media stories generated on the mesh controversy.  Canadian television, Australia, UK, Scotland  – all front page stories on the mesh controversy! Calls from media coming into Mesh News Desk (Mesh Medical Device [continue reading...]

Mesh Autoimmune Registry Seeks Comments, Will Close in Oct.

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 25, 2017 ~ The autoimmune registry, which is collecting comments from mesh-injured and non-mesh injured, is about to close its questionnaire. UCLA researcher, Dr. A. Lenore Ackerman asks all to add their voice, whether you have autoimmune reactions to mesh or not since they need a control group. She [continue reading...]
FDA News

FDA Archived Material on Pelvic Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 10, 2017 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been looking at the issue of pelvic or transvaginal mesh for more than ten years now. Though slow to act to recall mesh, to follow up on ordered studies, to create a medical device registry, there have been [continue reading...]
Legal News

Mesh Trials So Far – Tally Plaintiff v. Defendant

Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  Oct. 9, 2017, Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) occasionally keeps tabs on the pelvic mesh litigation so far.  The losses by defense far outnumber the wins.        Here are the Transvaginal Mesh Cases as of today:  1. 7/12: $5.5 million – Christine Scott – C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus [continue reading...]
Medical News

Mesh Pain – What Works for You?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 4, 2017 ~ A few readers have called in that they find relief from mesh pain through some unusual options.  Many readers want to avoid opiate use which can lead to addiction and constipation.  Please let us know what works for you?  JACKIE Jackie Bensinger, an acupuncturist from [continue reading...]

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene “tape” or “hammocks,” are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only thing that seems to be changing a bit is the realization that there [continue reading...]
Media Reports

BBC Radio: Reporter Scott on Transvaginal Mesh and Parliament

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 28, 2017 ~ Scotland’s Sunday Mail journalist, Marion Scott,  talks to BBC Radio this morning about the transvaginal mesh issues that will be presented to a Parliamentary Petitions Committee today. Eight minutes into this interview, the presenters review why an expert contributor to a Scottish official report on [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Your Turn: Husband on his Mesh-Injured Wife and Their Life

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 4, 201 ~ Mesh injuries do not just impact a woman. Families are involved – children lose their mother, sisters suffer and so do husbands. Some even leave. The best of them stay, like this man. He is anonymous but his words resonate with many. Thank you Katrina S. [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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