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Transvaginal Mesh – Does it Degrade? Defense Day One Hinges on Science

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. This is the first day for the defense in Huskey [continue reading…]

Batiste v. Ethicon: Contentious Q & A with Medical Director Hinoul

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Thursday’s transcript in the Linda Batiste v. Ethicon shows a contentious back and forth between Thomas Cartmell, the attorney for Ms. Batiste and Dr. Piet Hinoul, Medical Director for Ethicon, as the product liability enters its second week in a Dallas courtroom. In the beginning of the afternoon, defense attorney William Gage moved for [continue reading…]

Linda Batiste v. Ethicon Day One of Testimony

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk correspondent Aaron Horton is sitting in this Dallas courtroom where the first state case since Linda Gross is being heard against Ethicon over its TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  Horton will take a breather and occasionally add her comments and observations. MND really appreciates her efforts!  The 14-member jury was selected (including alternates) [continue reading…]

Men and Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

June 12, 2013 ~ You may have recently seen the advertisements for male urinary incontinence products. The Guardian pad was just launched in April with promises of offering “discrete protection for men who suffer from light to moderate male incontinence.” See here. According to the Mayo Clinic newsletter (here), male urinary incontinence is the [continue reading…]

Day 28: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Verdict Day $3.35 Million

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February 25, 2013 ~ Jurors in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial awarded the 47-year old woman from South Dakota and her husband $3.35 million today in an Atlantic City, New Jersey Courtroom. Jurors have been deliberating 5 days now in the product liability trial. Jurors decided the Prolift was not defectively designed by [continue reading…]

Family Tree of Meshes from The Female Patient, April 2009

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

If you find it difficult to understand all of the different types of synthetic transvaginal mesh, this graphic from The Female Patient, April 2009 may help.

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip [continue reading…]

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