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Monthly Archives: August 2012

David Sawyer Taking his Message to YouTube

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

“I’m not shutting up until they stop murdering women,” says David Sawyer. Sawyer along with his wife Teresa have just formed the nonprofit group to help women who are suffering financial losses due to the disabling injuries associated with transvaginal mesh. Part of the group’s mission statement is to bring more attention to [continue reading…]

Mesh Lawsuit Victor, Christine Scott Establishes 'Mesh Gone Wrong' Website

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

She is the first woman to have successfully sued a surgical mesh manufacturer. Last month, Christine Scott, 53, and her husband were awarded $5.5 million by a Bakersfield, California jury for the injuries she suffered after being implanted with a synthetic vaginal mesh. The manufacturer, C.R. Bard announced immediately it would sue. The jury [continue reading…]

Coloplast: Sixth MDL to Represent Women Injured by Transvaginal Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

It is one of the lesser known transvaginal meshes. On August 6, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered at least 24 Coloplast federal lawsuits to be consolidated into one court forming MDL No. 2387. Here is the transfer order.   At least 13 of the cases have common questions of fact and [continue reading…]

Trudy Thomas: Suffering in Silence and Financially after Kugel Mesh Settlement

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Trudy Thomas is 53-years-old and the song, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all,” might be her anthem. Thomas lives in Cascade, Colorado near Colorado Springs and halfway through our profile interview, she had to flee her mountain cabin. Flames invaded the canyons around her home where she [continue reading…]

Shortcomings of Vaginal Mesh Do Not Add Up – Are Docs Paying Attention?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

August 9, 2012, by Amy Gezon ~ In the weeks preceding the first landmark settlement against the manufacturers of surgical mesh implants used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (here) published an article promoting the prophylactic use of mesh slings [continue reading…]

Mississippi Court Upholds Ethicon Win in Mesh Warning Lawsuit

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

August 8, 2012 ~ An appeals court ruling in Mississippi has upheld a lower court dismissal of a $10 million vaginal mesh case against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division. The United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit filed the decision August 2, 2012 in the case against Ethicon by Deborah and Michael Smith. Deborah [continue reading…]

Personal Troubles for FDA's Dr. Maisel

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

August 7, 2012 ~ This item  apparently bypassed the desk of MDND. Last month, Deputy Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Dr. William Maisel, was reportedly arrested in a prostitution sting operation in Maryland, according to MassDevice (here). According to the case report here , Dr. Maisel, 46,  was arrested [continue reading…]

MDUFA for Another Five Years

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

August 6, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a renewed source of funding for the review of medical devices, at least for the next five years. On October 1, 2012 the Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2012 or MDUFA III will go into effect. It will expire October 1, [continue reading…]

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