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**Breaking News **Jury Returns in Hrymoc Pelvic Mesh Trial – $15 Million!

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...]

Prolift Transvaginal Mesh – “A Stupid Idea”

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 28, 2017 ~ The opening day of the Elizabeth Hrymoc v. Ethicon trial put the focus on the Prolift transvaginal mesh. While the defense, Johnson & Johnson, and its Ethicon division, stands by its product, saying it’s helped countless women with prolapse and incontinence,  the plaintiffs’ attorney compared [continue reading...]

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...]

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND)

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 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 issue [continue reading...]

Daughter Fighting Late Mother’s Pelvic Mesh Case

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 27, 2017 ~ Mary Dickson plans to go up against healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson over its pelvic mesh on behalf of her late mother, Vada Mae Smith, unless she can find a law firm to take her case. Vada Mae Smith spent most of her life in [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

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...]

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

Artist Illustrates Children’s Book on Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 11, 201 ~  It certainly is one of the most creative ways to tell the story of transvaginal mesh.   Words written by Sling the Mesh founder, Kath Sansom.  See it here.  See one of the most effective social media tools ever – Cambridgeshire artist, Michelle Deyna-Hayward illustrates while Sling [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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