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Supreme Court Decision Forces Talc Plaintiffs Out of MO Court

Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND), September 20, 2017 ~ We are seeing out fall out from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Not only will mesh-injured women be forced out of a plaintiff-friendly Philadelphia court, but a number of talc-injured women are being ousted from the Missouri court that has delivered $300 million [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...]

J&J Medical Expert – No Problems with TVT-SECUR

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 5, 2017 ~ Today the 5-week trial of mesh-injured plaintiff Ella Ebaugh, wrapped up with closing arguments (Case No. 130700866) this morning in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The following continues a series of insider reports into this, the sixth pelvic mesh trial in this court, which [continue reading...]

Doctors Weigh in on TVT-SECUR during Ebaugh Pelvic Mesh Trial in Philadelphia

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 1, 2017 ~ The product liability trial of Ella Ebaugh – Case no 130700866  — is currently underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas before Judge Michael E. Erdos. The following story reveals some of the insider information from the courtroom. This is the sixth trial in [continue reading...]

Ebaugh Trial Continues as J&J Defends TVT-SECUR

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 29, 2017 ~ As the Ebaugh trial continues in Philadelphia,  the sixth pelvic mesh case to be tried in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, it may be close to wrapping up, as early as this Friday.  All eyes are watching this latest in a series of transvaginal [continue reading...]

Lawyers to Mesh Plaintiffs – Settle or Be Dropped!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 15, 2017 ~ Mesh News Desk is hearing from countless women who are being threatened with no option but to settle their transvaginal mesh case, even when the numbers do not come close to being a reasonable settlement for what she has endured. Some of that is due [continue reading...]

September Brings Renewed Life in Mesh Litigation

Welcome September from Mesh Medical Device News Desk~  Mesh News Desk has been carefully watching the proceedings that are public, many of your settlements are not, and the sense is that we are nearing an end to unsustainable litigation.  Just two weeks ago, mesh manufacture, Johnson & Johnson was hit with a $417 million loss [continue reading...]

How Cases Are Dismissed – Adams v. American Medical Systems

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 28, 2017 ~ The following story underscores the importance  of  recognizing injury as soon as it happens and considering litigation. Many people are repelled by the idea of “going to court.”   MND has heard multiple times, “I’m not that sort of person,” but there is no shame [continue reading...]
FDA News

FDA Pilot Program Helps Manufacturers Streamline Approval of Medical Devices

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 18, 2017 ~ The FDA spends much of its resources working with device and drug manufacturers to help ease their way to market. Here is another example of a newly announced pilot program that will help do just that.  Unlike drugs, high-risk medical devices, even some permanently implanted, [continue reading...]
Legal News

Inside the Ebaugh v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 23, 2017 ~ The trial of Ella Ebaugh got underway earlier this month and the pelvic mesh case is close to going to the jury. Ebaugh, 51, was implanted with two pelvic meshes made by the defendant Ethicon, (Johnson & Johnson) – the TVT-SECUR and the TVT (tension-free [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

Hernia Mesh Leaving Men in Pain – BBC

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 21, 2017 ~ With a million hernia operations annually, according to the US Hernia Society, men in Northern Ireland have gone public with their mesh complications, as reported by the BBC.  The BBC (here) is reporting on men in pain following their hernia mesh implants. Following the very [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Dr. Bendavid Answers Hernia Questions

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 2017 ~  Dr. Robert Bendavid is a leading hernia surgeon with Shouldice Clinic in Toronto, Canada. He also believes in non-mesh repairs for hernia whenever possible and Shouldice does not use mesh in its hernia repairs.   Shouldice Clinic in Thornhill, Ontario, is the only licensed hospital in [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource

A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 22, 2017 ~ What the heck is polypropylene?  Its the polymer plastic that makes up many medical devices, including permanently implanted ones.   Polypropylene is also known as PP.  If you want to know more, use the Search Bar on Mesh Medical Device News Desk and put in [continue reading...]
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