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Women Suffer Depression and Self-Harm from Mesh Implants, Study Finds

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 16, 2019 ~ It may not come as a surprise to the many readers of Mesh News Desk (MND) who have been implanted with a polypropylene surgical mesh to treat incontinence and prolapse, but many women suffer complications and depression as a result. A [...]

By |2019-01-21T16:05:58-04:00January 16th, 2019|News|4 Comments

Dr. Shirin Towfigh – Hernia Mesh and Why We Remove It

Dr. Shirin Towfigh Mesh News Desk is preparing a series of stories on hernia mesh as litigation begins to focus on this polypropylene medical device. It is the same material that has been made into pelvic mesh and caused hundreds of thousands of complications worldwide. Complications are similar [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:44:47-04:00January 3rd, 2019|News|5 Comments

Exiting the MDL – Arizona Woman Files TVM Case in State Court

A woman who was significantly injured by the Solyx Transvaginal Mesh Sling has accused the sling manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corporation, of failing to warn about severe neurological injuries caused by the defective device. Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD  The lawsuit was filed by Jamie H., a woman who was living [...]

By |2019-01-07T14:30:47-04:00December 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Philadelphia Firm Asks Judge Goodwin to Deny Paying MDL Lawyers Millions in Fees and Expenses

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 3, 2018 ~ It had to happen.  The hundreds of millions of dollars resulting from the 5% common benefit fund, paid by injured plaintiffs, must be distributed to pelvic mesh litigation lawyers. But how?  One firm says pay half of the fund back to [...]

By |2019-02-06T00:25:50-04:00December 3rd, 2018|News|80 Comments

Case of Late Chrissy Brajcic Still Unresolved with J&J

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 30, 2018~ It’s been one year since the death of 42-year-old Christina Lynn Brajcic of Windsor, Ontario.  She had emerged as a leader of Canadian women suffering pelvic mesh complications. Her message went international when Canadian television found her to tell her story. Two [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:04:51-04:00November 29th, 2018|News|3 Comments

FDA’s New Safety Action Plan May Overturn Old Predicate Devices

Family Tree of Meshes, Littman Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 26, 2018~ The FDA realizes that 42-year-old rules that regulate medical devices need updating.  Patients of failed devices already understand that all too well. 1976. Many of you weren’t even alive then, but those who were might [...]

By |2018-11-29T23:37:48-04:00November 26th, 2018|News|11 Comments

FDA Convenes Panel on POP Mesh in February 2019

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 22, 2018 ~ The FDA continues to explore what went wrong with mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and will rely on the public and experts to weigh in on February 12, 2019.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has slowly reacted to events concerning [...]

By |2019-02-11T13:40:40-04:00November 22nd, 2018|FDA News, News|4 Comments

After a Lull, Philadelphia Readies for JNJ Prolift Mesh Case

Mesh Medical Device  News Desk, November 19, 2018 ~ Suzanne M. Emmett, from Lancaster Pennsylvania is getting ready for the trial that will determine her future.  Suzanne is in her 60s and is married to Michael. Their defective product case is filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas before [...]

By |2019-01-27T23:07:04-04:00November 19th, 2018|News|2 Comments

Washington State Sets Trial Date to Hold J&J Liable for Mesh Injuries

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2018~  The Attorney General of Washington State is moving ahead with holding Johnson & Johnson liable for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh in its state. Washington State AG Office Asks To Hold J&J Liable, Sets Trial Date In 2016, Washington State’s Attorney General sued [...]

By |2019-03-07T13:09:14-04:00November 1st, 2018|News|39 Comments