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.
Because of COVID there have been no trials for any mesh cases. With restrictions lifting, expect to see a series of hernia mesh trials ahead including defendants Bard, Atrium, and Ethicon.
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.
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.
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..
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…
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 2020 ~ After attending last year's conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, I thought I would br...
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) ...
Untrained doctors are largely ignoring the vaginal mesh sling nerve injuries and as a result, they largely go untreated.
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…
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.
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
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.
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.
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, …
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.
Writer, mesh-injured activist, and author, Nancy Gretzinger contributes this story about her experience with her implant and a controversial treatment.
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."
Dr. Christopher Walker, UroGyn Specialists
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 3, 2019 ~ Dr. Christopher Walker has been arrested and charged with lu…
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…
Attorney and law professor, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch advised on what you should ask if you need to hire an attorney, especially if you are part of a mass tort.
Is the end in sight for pelvic mesh litigation, at one time the largest consolidation of injury cases in the country?
Trial was supposed to begin Monday morning, April 23, 2019, as Washington State sued Johnson & Johnson over failing to provide women a warning about the company's polypropylene pelvic mesh implants.
Mesh News Desk is trying to clear up some of the confusion concerning the 2019 FDA decision about POP mesh, essentially removing it from the market. This applies to pelvic organ prolapse mesh only!
Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate and a hernia mesh injured patient who has turned his life work as a social worker to directing mesh-injured patients to the appropriate caregiver.
Even though the Food and Drug Administration began taking in mesh-related complaints in early 2000, nine years later the agency decided mesh to treat prolapse is not safe or effective and banned it.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 15, 2019 ~ Charging violations of its consumer protection laws, Washington State's trial is set to begin in one ...
Neurological Injuries: Path More Certain. Sponsored Content. Dr. Greg Vigna, JD, talks about his continued focus on pelvic mesh injuries with a neurological component.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 12, 2019 ~ H.R. 2164 would restore an Americans right to take a defective medical device maker to trial and recei…
With so much money at stake, the accusations are flying among lawyers trying to divvy the hundreds of millions of dollars set aside as the common benefit fund to go to those who did the heavy lifting.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 4, 2019- It is not too late to participate in a survey and confidentially share your thoughts on how the multidis…
Mesh maker, Ethicon, has been trying to keep pelvic mesh trials out of the plaintiff-friendly venue of Philadelphia. So far the efforts have failed.
Some transvaginal mesh attorneys are hotly contesting the 5% common benefit fund which was supposed to be distributed among those firms who did the most work in the mesh MDL.
While more than $7 billion has gone to settle pelvic mesh cases, some law firms believe their contribution to trying the cases is being subverted and they are being cheated of what they are due.
This story was originally published in May 2018. It is addressed to the thousands of women who are waiting- for a settlement or a defective product trial.
In terms of pelvic mesh litigation, those women with a "Mesh in Place" that is, no revision, there is a way to stay in the pelvic mesh litigation.
Campaigners from Sling The Mesh, July 18, 2017, Cambstimes.co.uk
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2019 ~ The mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard wil…
Vladae Roytapel is known as the, Russian Dog Wizard, from Newport Beach, California. Voted Best Dog Trainer in his area for many years, he was at a loss as to how to address his hernia.
Have you received a pelvic mesh settlement? Are you about to? Please understand there is a fee involved of 5% that must be contributed to a common benefit fund. But who is supposed to pay it?
When FDA hosted a panel in February 2013, it wanted to tap into the best minds concerning the status of transvaginal mesh. What they got was an inconclusive picture. Still mesh remains on the market.
Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD report that Boston Scientific is seeking the FDA approval of its mesh using the 522 orders which are an FDA-ordered review of complications.
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 11, 2019 ~ Today, February 11th, is the last day to submit comments to the Federal Register as the FDA conven...
The judge overseeing more than 100-thousand pelvic mesh product liability lawsuits addressed the lawyers involved in pelvic mesh litigation. He delivered good news, they can split $550M from a 5% fund
from Women of Influence, 2018
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 31, 2019 – Emmet Awarded $41 Million by Philadelphia Jury Over Mesh injuries
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2019 - Emmet Closing Arguments
The trial of Suzanne Emmet moves into closing arguments today in a Philadel…
Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2019~ Bard Hernia Cases Moving Forward, Using the lessons of TVM.
Bard MDL 2846 (2:18-md-02846) has formed...
Sponsored Press Release, January 28, 2019 ~ Vulvar pain beginning after implantation of a TVM device should never be diagnosed as vulvodynia becaus…
The BBC reports on a doctor who blew the whistle on an influential Scottish gynecologist for failing to disclose financial conflicts of interest with a major mesh maker.
The American Urogynecologic Society still promotes the mid-urethral sling as an option for women experiencing incontinence and wants to keep it that way despite a lawsuit by Washington AG against JNJ.
It may not come as a surprise to the many readers of Mesh News Desk (MND) who have been implanted with pelvic mesh, but a study finds many in declining mental health, even suicides.
What facility did Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) choose when he had to have a hernia operation? Hint- It's not in the U.S.
Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD
Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, is a doctor and a lawyer and has been involved with mesh-related complications since 2013.
Dr. Shirin Towfigh is a hernia mesh doctor in Beverly Hills, CA. Mesh News Desk is preparing a series of stories on hernia mesh as litigation begins to focus on this medical device
What happened with the Mesh Mess in 2018? Here are just some of the highlights of coverage in the U.S. in 2018 with many more stories reported glob…
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