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J&J New Jersey Mesh Trial Wraps Up

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2017 ~ The pelvic mesh trial of  plaintiff Elizabeth Hyrmoc will wrap up this week with closing arguments presented Wednesday, December 13.  Hrymoc was implanted with two mesh products made by Johnson & Johnson – the TVT-O and the Prolift. Jurors in the New Jersey trial of Elizabeth [continue reading…]

New Zealand Restricts All Transvaginal Mesh Implants

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2017 ~ Whether petitioning Parliament, partaking in on-camera interviews or newspaper stories, anti-mesh campaigners from around the world are seeing the results of their efforts. The new restrictions on transvaginal mesh implants are the result of greater awareness on the part of the public and front-page news headlines. [continue reading…]

Artist Illustrates Children’s Book on Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 11, 2017~  It certainly is one of the most creative ways to tell the story of transvaginal mesh.   Words written by Sling the Mesh founder, Kath Sansom.  See it here.  See one of the most effective social media tools ever – Cambridgeshire artist, Michelle Deyna-Hayward illustrates while Sling [continue reading…]

Death of a Pelvic Mesh Fighter – “I Don’t Want This to Happen to Anybody”

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 6, 2017 ~ The last years of her life were spent educating and sharing on social media- talking about the life hers had become – one of pain and suffering after a TVT pelvic mesh implant to treat incontinence.  Christina Lynn Brajcic of Windsor, Ontario had emerged as a [continue reading…]

Pathologist on Mesh Explant Findings

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2017 ~ Dr Vladimir Iakovlev is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Director of Cytopathology, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He has examined over 50o specimens of mesh explants, taken from patients experiencing complications associated with both hernia and pelvic mesh. Pathologists examine [continue reading…]

Prolift Transvaginal Mesh – “A Stupid Idea”

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 28, 2017 ~ The opening day of the Elizabeth Hrymoc v. Ethicon trial put the focus on the Prolift transvaginal mesh. While the defense, Johnson & Johnson, and its Ethicon division, stands by its product, saying it’s helped countless women with prolapse and incontinence,  the plaintiffs’ attorney compared [continue reading…]

Mesh Trials So Far – Tally Plaintiff v. Defendant

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  November 2017 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) keeps tabs on the pelvic mesh litigation so far.  Here are the Transvaginal Mesh Cases as of today:  1. 7/12: $5.5 million – Christine Scott – C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus –  Bakersfield, CA 2. 2/13: $11.11 million – Linda Gross – Ethicon/JJ [continue reading…]

N.J. Pelvic Mesh Trial Naming Def J&J

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 27, 2017~ The case of Elizabeth and Tad Hrymock got underway in a Bergen Co. New Jersey courtroom today. She has filed a defective product lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its Ethicon division, alleging the TVT-O and Prolift were defectively designed. This is the first of [continue reading…]

Daughter Fighting Late Mother’s Pelvic Mesh Case

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 27, 2017 ~ Mary Dickson plans to go up against healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson over its pelvic mesh on behalf of her late mother, Vada Mae Smith, unless she can find a law firm to take her case. Vada Mae Smith spent most of her life in [continue reading…]

Mesh Twitter Storm Takes UK Prime Minister, Trends on Twitter

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 22, 2017 ~  Never underestimate the power of citizens to make enormous changes when they band together. Twitter allows that to happen globally. Call it the night of 10,000 tweets.   Camb Times reports on a Twitter storm Monday night directed at the UK Prime Minister’s residence over the [continue reading…]

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