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Ethicon Prolift Pelvic Mesh Case to Begin Monday in Indiana

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 20, 2018 ~ The product liability trial of Kaiser v Ethicon is set to begin in Hammond, Indiana next week. It is one of the earliest pelvic mesh cases filed eight years ago in multidistrict litigation in Charleston, WV that has been remanded back to state court to [continue reading...]


Clear the Decks – Judge Goodwin Pushes 23K Pelvic Mesh Cases to Conclusion!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 5, 2018 ~ Its time to clear the decks of the MDL and Judge Goodwin’s orders show he has run out of patience after six years of pelvic mesh litigation that continues to linger in his federal courtroom.  Be ready to try your cases by this fall, his [continue reading...]

Australia Pulls Ethicon TVT Mesh Devices from the Market

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 23, 2018 ~ Last November the Australian government announced that the larger pelvic meshes to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) would be taken off the market because the risks outweighed the benefits. Now in another setback to mesh makers, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon TVT mesh devices can no [continue reading...]

Canadian Courts Gearing up for Pelvic Mesh Litigation  

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 19, 2018 ~ In Canada, there is no multidistrict litigation like there is in the U.S. where many pelvic mesh product liability cases are filed in one federal court for resolution. The Canadian system of justice concerning pelvic mesh litigation leads the injured to join a class action or [continue reading...]

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...]

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...]

D-Mannose – A Simple Sugar To Treat UTIs

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 22, 2018 ~ D-Mannose is a simple sugar that has an ability to prevent bacterial infections in the urinary tract system  in both men and women.  Many women with transvaginal mesh develop urinary track infections (UTIs) and in some, the  condition becomes chronic.  Mesh News Desk has partnered [continue reading...]
Legal News

Appeals Court Upholds Boston Scientific Obtryx $19 Mill Loss

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 13, 201 ~ Boston Scientific has lost its latest effort to overturn an $18.5 million loss by four plaintiffs at trial over its Obtryx pelvic mesh.   THE TRIAL The Tyree case (here) consolidated four products liability cases against Boston Scientific (BSC) and was heard in November 2014 in the [continue reading...]
Medical News

New Antibiotic May Treat Chronic Pelvic Mesh Infections

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 19, 201 ~ A Florida reader says she has been prescribed a new  drug that seems to addressing her chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), so common among many women who have had pelvic mesh implants.  NEW ANTIBIOTIC FROM SHANDS  Many readers of Mesh News Desk (MND) report they have [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...]
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...]

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...]
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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