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Mesh Campaigners Lobby Parliament and Call for Suspension

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 17, 2017 ~ Car Crash in the Pelvis – that’s how mesh campaigners are describing injuries from transvaginal mesh as they lobby United Kingdom Members of Parliament.  Anti-Transvaginal mesh campaigners who want Britain to follow Scotland’s lead and ban mesh implants used to treat incontinence and pelvic organ [continue reading…]

Mesh Makers Want Non-Residents Ousted from Philadelphia Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 11, 2017 ~ Pelvic mesh makers, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, want 97 transvaginal mesh plaintiffs ousted from Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction.  **NEW* As of Monday, July 10, the judge in the District Court for the Eastern [continue reading…]

AU Mesh Trial Introduces Bleak Picture of Money Driven Physician

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2017 ~ In a class action trial of 700 Australian women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, Johnson & Johnson documents reveal the sales pitch used to urge physicians to readily adopt the pelvic mesh implants. It’s estimated 8,000 Australian women were implanted with pelvic mesh beginning in [continue reading…]

Jack Wilkerson Seeks Hernia Surgery in Seoul, S. Korea

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 5, 2017~ MND loves to hear true tales of healing from readers. Thank you. Jack Wilkerson writes:  I noticed from your website the you are seeking reports relating hernia mesh or no mesh surgery. I had “No Mesh” inguinal hernia surgery June 14, 2017 at the Gipum Hospital [continue reading…]

AU Investigation Questions Ethics Behind Mesh Study

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 5, 2017 ~ An Australian public health watchdog is launching an investigation into whether two doctors participated in a pelvic mesh study and implanted women without the knowledge of the women or the hospital.  The Victoria Health Minister, Jill Hennessy, is behind an investigation into a Melbourne public [continue reading…]

Largest Class Action in Australia Blames J&J for Hundreds of Pelvic Mesh Injuries

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 5, 2017 ~ As the U.S. celebrated its Independence Day, more than 700 Australian women joined in a pelvic mesh trial blaming Johnson & Johnson for their mesh-related injuries. The largest class action in Australia may take up to six months. It’s estimated as many as 100,000 Australian women [continue reading…]

Welcome to Mesh News Desk

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July 3, 2017 Mesh Medical Device News Desk has been at this for five years now, delivering news and information concerning this horrific chapter in American healthcare. If you are a steady reader, would you consider a monthly donation?  Even a small amount will help with this effort to bring the latest mesh and [continue reading…]

Multidistrict Litigation – Is It Working for Transvaginal Mesh Cases?

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Part Two – Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 29, 2017 ~ The Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) system allows a select few law firms (about 70) to the top positions in the court structure, no matter where it is based. An MDL is like a class action in that plaintiffs with substantially similar complaints against [continue reading…]

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).   But you may not know about the additional chemicals that are introduced with polypropylene mesh.  There is no other way [continue reading…]

Talc Cases Will Likely Stay in MO Despite Supreme Court Decision, Says Lead Lawyer

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 24, 2017 ~ SCOTUS Decision Leads to Mistrial in Latest Talc Case in St. Louis, Mo. A Missouri judge declared a mistrial Monday, June 19, in a lawsuit filed by the estates of three women who had died from ovarian cancer, allegedly after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based [continue reading…]

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