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New Zealand Restricts All Transvaginal Mesh Implants

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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…]

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…]

J&J Lawyers’ Questionable Ethics in High Stakes Litigation

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 20, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson is involved in three high stakes health product mass tort cases and plaintiffs’ lawyers allege the company is using questionable tactics.  Lawyers representing plaintiffs in three separate health products cases against defendant Johnson & Johnson say J&J attorneys have resorted to improper [continue reading…]

J&J Cleared of Mesothelioma Claim in Talc Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 16, 2017 ~ The California talc trial would be the first in a series of cases against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder, claiming the talc caused mesothelioma, a lung disease related to asbestos.  The jury deliberated two days to deny the claim in this talc trial.  [continue reading…]

UK To Place Further Restrictions on POP Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 13, 2017 ~ While Australia says it will consider all vaginally- placed mesh and surgical mesh as “high risk,” news from the UK says pelvic organ prolapse (POP) mesh may be made obsolete. In the United Kingdom (UK, Northern Ireland, Britain and Scotland), the National Institute for Health and [continue reading…]

Plaintiffs’ $27 Mill Boston Scientific Mesh Verdict Upheld!

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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…]

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…]

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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