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Hernia Mesh Patient Advocate – Many Questions, Few Answers for those Patients

Bruce Rosenberg, patient advocate Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 23, 2016 ~ They call every day.  Mostly men but sometimes women who have had a hernia mesh implant and are experiencing complications. What doctor will see me, they ask.   Who is taking these lawsuits? The answer is [...]

By |2016-07-06T09:31:35-04:00March 23rd, 2016|Hernia Mesh Injuries|86 Comments

Mesh News Desk Trial Coverage Cut For Being ‘Advocacy’ Organization

Mesh News Desk, December 9, 2015 ~ A funny thing happened on the way to covering a pelvic mesh trial. As editor of Mesh News Desk (MND), I cover trials either in person or remotely through a feed provided by Courtroom View Network (CVN).  David Siegel who works there, has [...]

By |2015-12-09T13:03:05-05:00December 9th, 2015|Media Reports|96 Comments

Eleventh-Hour Settlement in Bard Avaulta Trial Set to Begin in Charleston Federal Court

Lori Cohen and team in Charleston, August 2013 Mesh News Desk  has learned from two reputable sources connected to the court that a settlement was reached over the weekend in the federal trial of  Debra Wise v. C.R. Bard. It was set to begin before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin [...]

By |2015-02-16T00:10:02-05:00February 16th, 2015|News|74 Comments

Federal Court Calendar for Transvaginal Mesh Cases in WV

Many readers of Mesh News Desk are asking what has become of the bellwether trials that were supposed to take place in a timely manner. That has clearly not happened.  With the first C.R. Bard trial of Donna Cisson taking place in July 2013, the pace has been slow and [...]

By |2014-03-17T12:50:23-04:00March 17th, 2014|Legal News|26 Comments

The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United [...]

By |2018-06-05T10:53:05-04:00January 23rd, 2014|Featured|10 Comments

75% of Cisson Punitive Damages Goes to Georgia

Scales of Justice, WikiCommons One day after the Donna Cisson case comes word that 75 percent of her $1.75 million punitive award will go to the state of Georigia's general fund. It is the result of the tort reform movement that has quietly crept into U.S. courts around [...]

By |2013-08-16T14:49:02-04:00August 16th, 2013|Legal News|21 Comments

Welcome to MDND

June 1, 2013 ~ Welcome.  I’m Jane Akre, the Editor of MDND. We are now entering our second year of publishing and unfortunately the mesh-injured community is only growing.  At last count there were nearly 22,000 cases consolidated in one federal court in West Virginia and that does not take [...]

By |2013-05-30T11:45:59-04:00May 30th, 2013|Welcome|1 Comment