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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...]

News

Surgeons Incentivized with Lamborghinis and Swiss Alps Ski Trips Internal J&J Docs Show

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 14, 2017 ~ Wealth and Status, Reputation/Ego listed as Key Values for doctors using an Ethicon/ Gynecare TVT polypropylene pelvic mesh. “Surgery is the Cha-ching thing” RETIRE RICH ABC News Australia (Australia Broadcast Company) reports (here) that the pelvic mesh scandal in that country was incentivized by mesh [continue reading...]

Adkins’ Pelvic Mesh Trial Will Revisit Damages, Despite J&J Win

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 7, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson won a pelvic mesh trial in Philadelphia on June 9th, the first after four other pelvic mesh trials awarded damages to the mesh-injured plaintiff.  The case isn’t over yet.   Kimberly Adkins was the first plaintiff in the Philadelphia Court of Common [continue reading...]

UK Mesh Report- A Whitewash?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 ~ A report from the UK government stops short of calling for an outright mesh ban such as is underway in Scotland. Anger is erupting at a newly released government report on transvaginal mesh. The report released this week is here. At least 7,800 women in [continue reading...]

Mesh Around the World

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ While the U.S. seems to be slowing down in mesh litigation while settlements take place behind the scene, across the globe a collective energy and consistent voice demanding change is being heard.   In Philadelphia In Philadelphia, preparations for the Ebaugh v. Ethicon trial coming [continue reading...]

Mesh Injured Fill Parliament Gathering in UK on Pelvic Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 19, 2017 ~ Mesh campaigners call it a successful rally that brought hundreds of mesh-injured and their families face to face with government at the London Parliament building on Tuesday. It was an emotional public gathering as women wept in Parliament about the aftermath of a simple mesh medical [continue reading...]
Welcome

Welcome August – A Hot Mesh Mess

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 3, 2017 ~ Hello and Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, aka Mesh News Desk It’s hot in most parts of the country, especially in Florida where the MND campus is located, and there is a lot going on in Mesh World, unfortunately much of it is [continue reading...]
Featured

Transvaginal Mesh Cases in MDL – Who Is Settling, Who Isn’t

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 10, 2017 ~ Look at multidistrict litigation for transvaginal mesh cases in the U.S. and specifically the numeric listing of cases found in the Southern District of West Virginia. Which product liability cases remain opened and which are listed as closed? The numbers reveal which company is the [continue reading...]
FDA News

Does the FDA’s MAUDE Work?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 17, 2017 ~ Does MAUDE work? MAUDE is the FDA’s central database that’s supposed to identify problems with medical devices that are on the market. Washington University did a review and found it was inadequate.  Printed on the website of Society of American Gastrointestsinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES),is [continue reading...]
Legal News

*New* Endo to Resolve All U.S. Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Claims

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 8, 2017 ~ Endo International has set aside $775 million to bring to a close its outstanding pelvic mesh U.S. and international claims, according to the Dublin, Ireland-based company.  Endo International, which owns the American Medical Systems (AMS) pelvic mesh lawsuits, has agreed to settle the 22,000 unresolved [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...]
OP-ED

Opinion: Why the US Can’t Get its Mesh Message Out

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 – The following is one woman’s opinion on why the US is not having the same outcome in getting out its mesh message to the media.  What she doesn’t mention is that law firms representing the injured have all warned their clients to keep quiet and [continue reading...]
Media Reports

International Media Headlines on Mesh Mess

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S., the media in UK and AU have been making the mesh mess front page news. Here are some of the headlines recently.   SKY News coverage is here on an alleged cover up by the UK regulatory body concerning the under reporting of [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Australian Health Advocates Articulate Goals for Mesh-Injured

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ What Australian women want for their government to become more responsive to the needs of the mesh-injured and to prevent further injuries.  Isn’t this a global goal to prevent more injuries in the future?  Joint submission by Health Consumers Councils across Australia: Health Issues Centre [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource

The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2017 ~  Canadian, Nonie Wideman, is a survivor of medical complications from synthetic medical mesh.  She has spent over 15 years advocating for children and families, over twelve of them as a specialized care provider teaching coping and life skills.  Wideman turned the skills on herself after [continue reading...]
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