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Can You Change Your Law Firm?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 15, 2018 ~ This story was posted on September 26, 2017 but has been revised as time passes. Since so many people ask, “Can you change law firms if you are unhappy with your representation?” get your retainer agreement out and look at the fine print. That’s a [continue reading...]


Mesh Trials on the Horizon

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 7, 201 ~ 2018 promises to see a revival of transvaginal mesh product liability trials around the country. A number of cases are set to go before a jury in the coming months in New Jersey, Philadelphia and even Charleston, WV, where the multidistrict litigation is centered with more [continue reading...]

Mesh News Highlights for 2017 Revisited!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 30, 2017 ~ It’s hard to imagine 2017 has passed so quickly, but it has. So much so that we sometimes forget what has transpired in the last twelve months in the world of mesh injuries.    A review of the mesh news of 2017 reveals there have [continue reading...]

Jury in Hrymoc Pelvic Mesh Trial Returns $15 Million to Plaintiff

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 14, 2017 ~ The case of Elizabeth Hrymoc returned with a jury verdict of $15 million for the mesh injured woman including $10 million in punitive damages. This was the second New Jersey product liability trial naming as defendant Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon division. The Prolift [continue reading...]

New Zealand Restricts All Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2017 ~ Whether petitioning Parliament, partaking in on-camera interviews or newspaper stories, anti-mesh campaigners from around the world are seeing the results of their efforts. The new restrictions on transvaginal mesh implants are the result of greater awareness on the part of the public and front-page news headlines. [continue reading...]

Death of a Pelvic Mesh Fighter – “I Don’t Want This to Happen to Anybody”

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 6, 2017 ~ The last years of her life were spent educating and sharing on social media- talking about the life hers had become – one of pain and suffering after a TVT pelvic mesh implant to treat incontinence.  Christina Lynn Brajcic of Windsor, Ontario had emerged as a [continue reading...]

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND)

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 201 ~ 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 issue for [continue reading...]

MND Discounts UTI Fighter d-Mannose

Mesh Medical Device News Desk announces a new partnership with Superior Labs for UTI fighter, d-Mannose! Save 15% ($3.44) on On checkout enter discount code SUP0DMAN (all caps plus zero) Click Here for Superior Labs D-Mannose Enjoy this discount ONLY through MND! * Five Star Rating * Absolute Purity * Zero Synthetic Additives, fillers, heavy [continue reading...]
FDA News

FDA Finds No Prob with Boston Sci Chinese Counterfeit Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2017 ~ 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

J&J New Jersey Mesh Trial Wraps Up

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2017 ~ The pelvic mesh trial of  plaintiff Elizabeth Hyrmoc will wrap up this week with closing arguments presented Wednesday, December 13.  Hrymoc was implanted with two mesh products made by Johnson & Johnson – the TVT-O and the Prolift. Jurors in the New Jersey trial of Elizabeth [continue reading...]
Medical News

Pathologist on Mesh Explant Findings

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2017 ~ Dr Vladimir Iakovlev is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Director of Cytopathology, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He has examined over 50o specimens of mesh explants, taken from patients experiencing complications associated with both hernia and pelvic mesh. Pathologists examine [continue reading...]

Mesh Past and Present

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 7, 2018 ~ So the MDL (multidistrict litigation) was established by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Miami January 2012.   Today there are more than 104,000 defective product, also known as product liability cases filed in the MDL federal court in Charleston, WV.  Here is a brief summary [continue reading...]
Media Reports

Noni Wideman’s e-Petition To Rid Canada of Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 10, 2018 ~ She has been a very active member of the Canadian group of anti-mesh campaigners since 2011, now Noni Wideman is bringing demands directly to the Canadian government. On Monday, January 8, CTV reporter Avis Favaro writes on the CTV National News blog about Noni Wideman. [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Your Turn: Dental Issues and Mesh Complications

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 14, 2018 ~ So many people who have had polypropylene mesh implanted complain of dental issues – missing teeth, cracked teeth, gums receding.  While dental issues do arise as we age, there seems to be an unusual number of dental health issues noted among the mesh-injured community. Are [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource

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...]
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