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Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

Hernia Mesh Leaving Men in Pain – BBC

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

Supreme Court Decision Forces Talc Plaintiffs Out of MO Court

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

Pelvic Meshes Removed from Australian Market

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 18, 2017 ~ A Senate inquiry continues in Australia today and Tuesday as Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific present evidence on the safety and efficacy of the pelvic mesh devices. Meanwhile two meshes have been removed from the Australian market. Joanne McCarthy a reporter for Australia’s The [continue reading…]

FDA Pilot Program Helps Manufacturers Streamline Approval of Medical Devices

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

Wales TV and Mesh Campaign

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 16, 2017 ~ In the last two weeks, your editor has heard from six or more journalists, who want to know more about pelvic mesh. Thanks to the outreach globally by mesh campaigns in Australia, Scotland and the  UK to bring awareness. Their willingness to go public has [continue reading…]

Sixth Verdict Awards Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Record $57 Mill in Philadelphia

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

Dr. Bendavid Answers Hernia Questions

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

September Brings Renewed Life in Mesh Litigation

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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