30 Months is Up! POP Mesh is Officially High Risk, Too Late for Many

Prolift for POP repair Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2018 ~ Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) polypropylene mesh, that has injured so many, has just suffered another blow. After an initial announcement and a 30 month waiting period, finally this month, the FDA has officially reclassified POP Read more

By | 2018-10-22T17:32:39+00:00 July 10th, 2018|FDA News|7 Comments

Hammons Prolift Case $12.8 Million Verdict Upheld

Prolift, MedTech Marketing Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 20, 2018 ~ Patricia Hammons' Prolift pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, handed her a $12.8 million jury verdict.  Yesterday it survived the latest appeal filed by J&J.  Patricia Hammons was awarded $12.8 million Read more

By | 2018-09-05T12:01:19+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Legal News|2 Comments

Ethicon Loses $35 Million Prolift Pelvic Mesh Case in Indiana!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 9, 2018 ~ Once again Ethicon has challenged a mesh-injured woman in court and once again, the healthcare giant has lost! The product liability trial of Kaiser v Ethicon began in Hammond, Indiana, February 26th. One of the earliest pelvic mesh product liability cases Read more

By | 2018-09-05T15:16:54+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Legal News|27 Comments

Ethicon Denied Challenge to Hrymoc Pelvic Mesh Verdict

The Hrymocs, North Jersey dot com Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 8, 2018 ~ Ethicon had challenged the latest pelvic mesh verdict of $15 million awarded to Elizabeth Hrymoc who said the company made a defective pelvic mesh and failed to warn about its dangers.  But the Read more

By | 2018-03-09T08:22:16+00:00 March 8th, 2018|News|3 Comments

Jury in Hrymoc Pelvic Mesh Trial Returns $15 Million to Plaintiff

Adam Slater, Courtroom View Network Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 14, 2017 ~ The case of Elizabeth Hrymoc returned with a jury verdict of $15 million for the mesh injured woman including $10 million in punitive damages. This was the second New Jersey product liability trial naming Read more

By | 2018-08-27T15:07:04+00:00 December 14th, 2017|News|66 Comments

Prolift Transvaginal Mesh – “A Stupid Idea”

Slater and Prolift, 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 Read more

By | 2017-12-07T17:38:27+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|36 Comments

N.J. Pelvic Mesh Trial Naming Def J&J

Bergen Co NJ Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 27, 2017~ The case of Elizabeth and Tad Hrymock got underway in a Bergen Co. New Jersey courtroom today. She has filed a defective product lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its Ethicon division, alleging the TVT-O and Read more

By | 2017-11-27T16:49:34+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Legal News|0 Comments

Documentary: J&J Knew Risks of Prolift

Mesh News Desk, February 22, 2017 ~  A news magazine in The Netherlands has just aired a documentary that says Ethicon/ Johnson & Johnson was well aware problems would happen with the Prolift transvaginal mesh and marketed it anyway.   The documentary shown on the show RADAR in mid-February.  #radartv Read more

By | 2017-03-06T12:58:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|28 Comments

Judge Higbee Who Presided Over First J&J Mesh Case, Dies of Heart Attack

Judge Carol Higbee, NJ Law Journal Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6, 2017 ~ Judge Carol Higbee Dies at age 66. Wanted to remain on the bench past her retirement age.  New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Carol Higbee died Tuesday, January 3, reportedly of a heart attack, Read more

By | 2017-02-01T10:57:46+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Legal News|7 Comments

2016 – The Mesh Year in Review

Christmas cactus, 2016 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 29, 2016 ~ It may not seem like much has happened in the world of polypropylene mesh implants this year, but a review of 2016 tells otherwise. There have been changes and shifts in litigation and research, albeit moving much Read more

By | 2017-01-04T12:10:41+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Featured|19 Comments