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Plaintiffs’ $27 Mill Boston Scientific Mesh Verdict Upheld!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 21, 2017 ~ The trial of four women, implanted with Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle mesh, was held in a Miami court November 2014 before Judge Goodwin, displaced temporarily from his Charleston, WV court, while another mesh trial took place there. Each of the four women was awarded compensatory damages [continue reading…]

Latest $417 Million J&J Talc Case Tossed Out

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Two months ago, Eva Echeverria, 63, sent the most powerful message yet to healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder and a suspected link to ovarian cancer. A Los Angeles jury awarded her $417 million in compensation and punitive damages following decades of talcum powder use. She was suffering from end stage [continue reading…]

#MeToo becomes #MeshToo

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

All around social media,  #MeToo has become the battle cry that signals you have experienced sexual harassment by someone who held power over you, professionally, physically, or psychologically. The Mesh Awareness Movement has taken the moniker to the next level for those injured by a mesh medical device. #MeshToo is a clever way to [continue reading…]

$72 Million Talc Case Tossed on Appeal

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 18, 2017 ~ In the first of its kind, a talcum powder ovarian cancer case that resulted in a $72 million verdict, has been tossed by an appeals court. The reason- she was not from St. Louis or Missouri where the case was heard.   The case of Jacqueline [continue reading…]

Ella Ebaugh on Struggling in Silence

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 16, 2017 ~ Ella Ebaugh recently survived a grueling five-week trial against Johnson & Johnson over the complications from two of her pelvic mesh implants. Jurors awarded her a record $57 million, the highest jury award so far in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  There are more [continue reading…]

British Parliament Members Face Mesh-Injured

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 11, 2017 ~ While the U.S. media is focused on crazed gunman and crazed media moguls, mesh campaigners in the United Kingdom have made some real headway in making public the issue of polypropylene mesh and the thousands it has injured.     U.S. readers have a chance to [continue reading…]

Mesh Autoimmune Registry Seeks Comments, Will Close in Oct.

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 25, 2017 ~ The autoimmune registry, which is collecting comments from mesh-injured and non-mesh injured, is about to close its questionnaire. UCLA researcher, Dr. A. Lenore Ackerman asks all to add their voice, whether you have autoimmune reactions to mesh or not since they need a control group. She [continue reading…]

FDA Archived Material on Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 10, 2017 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been looking at the issue of pelvic or transvaginal mesh for more than ten years now. Though slow to act to recall mesh, to follow up on ordered studies, to create a medical device registry, there have been [continue reading…]

Mesh Trials So Far – Tally Plaintiff v. Defendant

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  Oct. 9, 2017, Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) occasionally keeps tabs on the pelvic mesh litigation so far.  The losses by defense far outnumber the wins.        Here are the Transvaginal Mesh Cases as of today:  1. 7/12: $5.5 million – Christine Scott – C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus [continue reading…]

J&J Facing Wrongful Death & Asbestos Claims in Latest Talc Cancer Trials

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 6, 2017 ~ The trial of a St. Louis area women, who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused after decades of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, is set to begin this month. This will be the sixth talcum-cancer trial in St. Louis against defendant J&J, maker of [continue reading…]

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