The three-week trial of Jennifer Snowden concluded with a jury win for Ethicon over her Abbrevo transvaginal mesh. She vows to continue the fight for other women.
New Jersey Superior Court will be the venue for an upcoming number of hernia mesh trials focused on the LifeCell Strattice biologic mesh. This is the first trial of a biologic mesh made of pig skin.
Breaking News - a Verdict has just been reached for Paul Trevino who claims injuries from his Bard/Davol Ventralex mesh. Jurors decided on $4.8 Million in compensatory damages.
The FDA needs to hear from you about your mesh-related injury so it can take action.
As the hernia mesh trial of Paul Trevino and Bard/Davol concludes its third week, MND offers a glimpse of courtroom happenings in this case, closely watched by patients, lawyers and mesh makers.
The Paul Trevino trial is the first among thousands to be heard in Rhode Island state court and will be closely watched by the hernia mesh industry.
The nine-day trial of Tina Burris v Johnson & Johnson ended with a defendant win after jurors decided the company had issued adequate warnings about the risks of Prolift.
Kila Baldwin, who has won in excess of $150 million for transvaginal mesh injured women, has broken from Philadelphia-based Kline Specter to form a new personal injury law firm.
Tina Burris, implanted with two transvaginal meshes made by Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) will have her defective product day in a Toledo, Ohio courtroom beginning in July.
JNJ was facing $344 million in civil penalties after California accused it of making misleading statements that minimized the health risks of its pelvic mesh. This is the latest settlement with states
In a Friday verdict, an Ohio jury decided Becton, Dickinson, which acquired Bard 5 years ago, must pay a hernia mesh injured man $255k. Punitive damages were not awarded.
You may have noticed that inguinal hernias run in families. Researchers say yes, there is a genetic component to the risk of developing an inguinal hernia.
The trial over Ethicon's Abbrevo SUI mesh sling is finally set for May 24, 2022 after much courtroom wrangling between the implanting doctor and the company, owned by Johnson & Johnson.
Dr. Christopher Walker was facing 10 years in prison for allegedly paying kickbacks concerning pelvic mesh surgeries. Instead, he is being credited for time served and will pay a substantial fine.
There has been another delay in a scheduled series of product liability trials naming the defendant, Bard.
J.S. will finally have her day in a Dallas Court in February. Her Abbrevo implant allegedly caused her nerve injury and pain. The doctor is accused of medical malpractice based on negligence.
At the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), two leading urogynecologists debated the use of pelvic mesh versus native tissue repair in surgery.
Polypropylene is the polymer material that make up the majority of hernia and pelvic meshes even though there are known problems with the material.
The second in a series of defective product lawsuits naming Bard hernia mesh is set for early 2022.
The Food and Drug Administration cannot possibly understand just how widespread mesh complications are unless you report to the agency. Mesh patient advocate, Jen Snowden, tells you how.
Why is the leading urogynecology organization saying that SUI mesh is not a problem where there have been thousands of defective product lawsuits?
In this Mesh News Desk podcast, Dr. Donald Ostergard talks about how to find a doctor to do pure tissue repair rather than use polypropylene mesh, tests, and treatments for SUI.
In the bellwether hernia mesh trial of Steven Johns, jurors delivered a victory for Bard after a five-week trial.
Mesh News Desk interview Dr. Greg Vigna, also an attorney who is bringing nerve injury cases to court the latest in pelvic mesh litigation.
Doctors and hospitals want to gain a better understanding of how you view incontinence and how you chose your options? Maybe you're are still experiencing it - What's important to you?
The 10th Annual Whole Woman Conference begins Friday, August 13th bringing in speakers who have dealt with their own pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse through natural remedies. Fascinating women.
Real Housewife, Erika Jayne Girardi, gave the green light to release 52 transvaginal mesh cases to be handled by other firms after Girardi Keese was forced into bankruptcy proceedings.
After more than a year delay, courts are opening and the first hernia mesh trial naming defendant Bard will begin with jury selection on August 2.
BJ Fendler worked in the insurance industry for decades as an actuary until a resorbable hernia mesh implant impacted her life drastically. This is her story in her own words.
Why have hernia surgeries with mesh become the most common repair for 95 percent of procedures? Dr. William Brown weighs in on this Hernia Mesh Insights podcast.
Simply put, Congress has not allotted enough money for the Food and Drug Administration to do its job as a watchdog over the thousands of medical devices on the market, says a former FDA professional.
J&J tried to have an enormous verdict overturned by going to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the high court rejected the appeal. J&J is on the hook for more than $2 Billion to women injured by its talc.
Whole Woman Conference 2021 is virtual this year and full of amazing speakers talking about posture, incontinence, prolapse, chronic hip and knee pain, "Health is Aligned with Nature" August 13-15!
The first hernia mesh trial in this new year against Davol settled for an unknown amount on the eve of trial. Thousands more polypropylene hernia mesh cases are waiting to be heard in four venues.
The New Jersey Supreme Court will not intervene in an important question - Did Texas law firms commit legal malpractice when they charged a 40% contingency fee rather than the NJ cap of 33.3%?
Casualty has been a popular British nighttime drama for more than 30 years and Sling the Mesh's founder has been brought in to help form a storyline on the mesh issues in that country.
Boston Scientific has agreed to pay 47 states $189 million over deceptive marketing practices, without actually admitting it committed such a thing while pushing its pelvic mesh products to women.
For court nerds, mesh manufacturers secured two wins at the appellate court level using a novel argument that's not been successfully tried before. Hrymoc and McGinnis may be retried. Docs included.
Johnson & Johnson appealed a judgment awarding $2.6 million to three Australian women injured by defective mesh implants. The class action has now grown to 10,000 women with similar claims.
Johnson & Johnson is facing about 25,000 talcum powder lawsuits alleging a link to cancer. The company has set aside $3.9 billion for litigation and settlements.
Women today diagnosed with incontinence will likely be presented with a mesh option. She needs to understand the difference between a TOT and TVT pelvic mesh so she can make an informed choice.
There have been so many reports of complications concerning Paragard IUD, including 15 deaths, that a new MDL is forming in Georgia to take cases to trial.
Reports on the Essure birth control device are still being gathered by the FDA even though the device was taken off the market in late 2018. Essure was another questionable device marketed to women.
Multidistrict litigation was supposed to move more than 100-thousand pelvic mesh cases quickly through the court, but the MDL left many cases unresolved and many law firms handsomely rewarded.
Jan Urban has been reaching out online to other mesh-injured women for a decade trying to raise awareness about mesh injuries.
Hernia mesh trials have not moved forward because of COVID and closed courtrooms. Optimistically, those will begin with bellwether trials in the new year.
A woman asks Mesh News Desk what happened to her defective pelvic mesh lawsuit against Caldera Medical?
All Thomas Wolowitz wanted was to ask questions and get answers. Instead, he ended up in the system of hernia mesh complication hell.
For two years, U of Georgia law professor has been collecting your insights into the MDL system that took most cases to court or settlement. Her work should reveal what works and what doesn't.
A long time friend discovered high-quality CBD oil calmed her overactive, inflamed bladder problems.
After seven years of appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court jury issued its opinion deciding that the damage award of $12.85 million against Ethicon should stand..
Dangers Associated with Bladder Pain Drug, J&J’s Elmiron include the potential for blindness. The company added a warning in June 24 years after its use by millions.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 2020~ Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate and hernia mesh expert. He has been living with his own hernia ...
*UPDATE* Judge Goodwin has declared a mistrial in this long-awaited pelvic mesh case of Sutphin v. Ethicon. Last Friday, Judge Goodwin who at one ti…
If you were injured by pelvic mesh and have received or are waiting for a settlement, your lawyer does NOT want you to know that there is nothing in the litigation that specifies the plaintiff pays.
Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talcum-based Baby Powder in North America and Canada due to allegations and lawsuits over its asbestos contamination.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk No matter what stage you are in your journey with polypropylene (PP) pelvic and hernia mesh, this free e-book is a val…
Versalius drawing - Medical Misconceptions have existed for 400 years. Why have they not been corrected, especially as they pertain to the female pelvis?
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 3, 2020~ This is just the beginning of compensation being offered to thousands of Australian women implanted per…
In the case of Charlotte Salinero v. Ethicon (J&J), a federal jury found in January 2020 that the manufacturer was not liable for the injuries claimed by Salinero in this abdominally placed mesh.
An Indiana pelvic mesh trial naming defendant, Ethicon has survived it's recent challenge and Barbarbara Kaiser is due to receive $20 Million from JNJ unless there is another challenge.
New Zealand has just released a report seven months in the making that acknowledges the severity of polypropylene pelvic mesh implants routinely implanted to treat incontinence and prolapse.
Do you get colds, viruses, and the flu during the winter months? Ever wonder why? The solution may be as simple as the degree of humidity in your home.
ABC News AU, Julie Davis (center)
Mesh News Desk, November 20, 2019 ~ After two years of court action, the federal judge in a Sydney, Australia (AU) ...
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 6, 2019 ~ It's been 21 months since a class action trial concluded in Australia against Ethicon, the maker of…
Untrained doctors are largely ignoring the vaginal mesh sling nerve injuries and as a result, they largely go untreated.
Mesh Medical Device news Desk, October 18, 2019 ~ The first time ever, Johnson & Johnson is recalling a shipment of baby powder after the FDA found so…
The business model for Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Inc. medical device subdivision appears to be - push ahead and pay a fine if caught. J&J must pay $117 M for deceptive marketing of its mesh.
Noni Wideman has compiled what we know about the Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Disease. Thank you Noni!
Kila Baldwin, Kline Specter
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 9, 2019~ At one time, mesh trials were being conducted on a regular basis. While t...
Reactions are coming in reacting to the sudden death of surgeon, researcher, and tireless patient advocate, Dr. Robert Bendavid, MD.
Donations will now be tax-deductible for those who support Mesh Victims United, a patient support, mesh education group.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 20, 2019 ~ With the potential for every state to file suit against J&J over violating consumer protection la…
Ethicon ad 2019
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 13, 2019 ~ After a two-week break, the state of California will resume its defective market...
Johnson & Johnson loses its latest appeal of the Sharon Beltz case and her award of $2.43 Million. This is the ninth loss for the healthcare giant in this particular venue.
Attorney Ben Anderson is the latest to request an appellate court review how millions of dollars set aside from the MDL, are being used to award those firms loyal to the MDL executive committee.
Monique Sanders is a prolapse expert who turned to natural remedies to resolve her own problems. She turned to natural remedies and shares what you might ask your doctor who suggests mesh or surgery.
You are not the patient, you are the physician, is the mantra of an education program promoted by the Whole Woman program, created by RN Christine Kent
If one legal team is any indication, doctors who implant polypropylene mesh to treat incontinence could be charged with medical malpractice.
Another woman has joined four other plaintiffs in a president setting case again Texas law firms who are alleged to have failed their pelvic mesh clients.
For women newly diagnosed with incontinence, what are your options if you do not want to go the mesh route? Questions to ask your doctor.
Calif. Attny. Gen. Becerra
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 15, 2019 ~ This is the second of four State Attorneys General suing Johnson & Johnson...
How long have you waited for your pelvic mesh settlement and what do you hear from your law firm?
Left Behind by the Vaginal Mesh MDL: Survivors with Catastrophic Pain. After 2016, implantation of the Uphold and Restorelle Direct Fit is blatant ...
It is the smallest jury compensation so far, in a number of pelvic mesh personal injury trials, but on Friday June 28, 2019, Linda and Thomas Dunfee were successful in her pelvic mesh case against J&J
How well were you represented in your personal injury case against mesh makers? Some plaintiffs allege, not very well.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23,2019~ Coloplast had nearly 3,000 pelvic mesh cases filed in federal court in West Virginia and had recent disa…
This is the second lawsuit filed against law firms involved in pelvic mesh cases who warehoused thousands of cases, some expired, then run them through the settlement mill en masse.
The Mazie Slater law firm of Roseland, New Jersey has filed a class action that could retrieve $15 million in allegedly excess fees collected by plaintiffs' lawyers.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 11, 2019~ The pelvic mesh trial of Linda Dunfee got underway last week in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, …
Writer, mesh-injured activist, and author, Nancy Gretzinger contributes this story about her experience with her implant and a controversial treatment.
Dr. Christopher Walker, UroGyn Specialists
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 3, 2019 ~ Dr. Christopher Walker has been arrested and charged with lu…
The Minneapolis Star Tribune report that newly implanted pelvic mesh women were sold on a mesh implant by doctors who said it was "new mesh."
Bruce is a patient advocate who receives thousands of inquiries from hernia mesh injured patients, though he is not a doctor or lawyer, just a mesh patient himself.
The Lancet is one of the oldest medical journals in the world. Ed Holt writes for The Lancet about the FDA's decision to suspend the sales of POP mesh because of safety and efficacy concerns.
By Dr. Una Lee, MD, of Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center, Bellevue, Washington State reports on the non-mesh alternatives to mesh which your doctor may not tell you about.
The pelvic mesh trial of Patricia Mesigian, conducted in Philadelphia, ended with an $80M jury award to the mesh-injured woman.
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin,
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 5, 2019 ~ In this latest order from Judge Goodwin, more than 3-thousand woman have been r...
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 1, 2019 ~ May first is the Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day, a term coined by the Mesh Awareness Movement, though recog…
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