Tag Archives: ProteGen
Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ ProteGen – The Grandmother Mesh Of the sixty or so pelvic meshes that were or currently are on the market in the United States you may not have heard of the ProteGen mesh, a model designed and manufactured by Boston Scientific. The ProteGen was the first transvaginal mesh approved in [continue reading…]
Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story! There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading…]
Fantastic researcher and friend, Suzanne McClain has always been the most competent person in digging through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration records (FDA), tedious work which involves a lot of patience. Here she has prepared a spreadsheet that shows the Johnson & Johnson meshes, and predicate devices used in order to clear them [continue reading…]
Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts. It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh. The case is being heard before Judge Diane M. Kottmyer and could [continue reading…]
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 into account the hundreds [continue reading…]
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.
February 1, 2012 ~ Bloomberg reports on a bill introduced this week that would put the brakes on the approval of a medical device that claims to be similar to another approved device that’s been recalled or found to be defective. The bill was introduced by Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) [continue reading…]
JANUARY 4, 2012 ~ Bloomberg reports that the Food and Drug Administration’s division that oversees medical devices has ordered surgical mesh manufacturers to study how often synthetic mesh harms women by causing infection and organ damage. (story is here) The order follows an FDA report last summer of a five-fold jump in the number [continue reading…]
Editors Note* – I first interviewed Suzanne McClain, 45, in March 2009 and she became part of the series of reports for Injuryboard.com . She is not just a mesh-injured woman but has spent hours digging into the FDA’s files to research the predicates for the devices currently on the market.