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McGinnis v. C.R. Bard – What We Know from Past TVM Trials

Roger Darois, VP Bard Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  March 21, 2018 ~ C.R. Bard, of Murray Hill, New Jersey has been the defendant in a number of transvaginal mesh trials. Here is what  some of the evidence from those past trials has shown.  While MND is not Read more

By | 2018-03-26T16:53:51+00:00 March 21st, 2018|News|2 Comments

You Think it Might be the Polypropylene?

Bruce Rosenberg, patient advocate Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 20, 2017  ~ Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate and hernia-mesh injured man living in Florida.  If you have called Mesh News Desk looking for answers about your hernia mesh and the complications you’re suffering, you will be sent Read more

By | 2018-01-07T21:48:08+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|18 Comments

Scotland Calls for International Summit on Mesh Crisis

Former Health Sec. Alex Neil Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 26, 2017 ~ Scotland was the first country to call on a ban on the use of polypropylene (PP) transvaginal mesh after hundreds of injured women came forward. It was the first to say NO to an official Read more

By | 2017-09-26T14:45:26+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Featured|13 Comments

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

Grimm fairy tale, 1852, Snow White, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene "tape" or "hammocks," are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only Read more

By | 2017-09-22T17:14:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

Polypropylene raw resin pellets Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 22, 2017 ~ What the heck is polypropylene?  Its the polymer plastic that makes up many medical devices, including permanently implanted ones.   Polypropylene is also known as PP.  If you want to know more, use the Search Read more

By | 2017-08-22T10:57:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|2 Comments

The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases

Nonie Wideman, Contributor Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2017 ~  Canadian, Nonie Wideman, is a survivor of medical complications from synthetic medical mesh.  She has spent over 15 years advocating for children and families, over twelve of them as a specialized care provider teaching coping and Read more

By | 2017-08-04T17:10:39+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|69 Comments

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

Krishna Engineering, EtO Sterilizer 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 Read more

By | 2017-12-07T12:22:28+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|18 Comments

Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh- Is There Any Difference?

Prolene Hernia System explant from Rosenberg, 1.5 years Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 4, 2017 ~ The origin of the female surgical mesh devices is hernia mesh. It was assumed prolapse was simply the female form of a hernia.    Is all surgical mesh the same? By Read more

By | 2017-01-05T19:28:59+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Medical News|0 Comments

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals Read more

By | 2017-01-10T13:20:13+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Legal News|19 Comments

MESH MESS – Banned Pelvic Mesh Receives New Life as a Breast Lift

from Patent Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 12, 2016 ~ Failed Pelvic Mesh to be Used to Lift Breasts  According to its patent application, a  controversial polypropylene plastic pelvic mesh, that is banned for sale in both the U.S. and Australia and is the subject of litigation, Read more

By | 2016-07-13T14:29:03+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Sticky|25 Comments
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