$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Patient Profiles

$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Breaking  News* This afternoon Endo International announced a master settlement has been reached that will resolve the lawsuits facing the vaginal mesh maker and its subsidiary AMS (American Medical Systems). The press release says the settlement in no way admits any liability or fault. In its most recent SEC report from July, AMS tells shareholders
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Patient Profiles

100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders 100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Mesh News Desk has done the math and the numbers of pelvic mesh lawsuits just keeps rising. Including the numbers from the mesh makers latest Securities and Exchange Filings with the federal government, the number of defective mesh cases now hovers at the 100-thousand lawsuit mark. Even with 67,322 cases filed in federal court in
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Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Are you able to travel to Dallas October 6 to observe the Figueroa trial against Boston Scientific in Dallas?  Judge Molberg will preside, the same judge who recently oversaw the $73.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Martha Salazar.  Mesh News Desk is looking for Court Watchers to continue to inform others about what is
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Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case? Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Mesh News Desk talked tonight with David Matthews, of Matthews & Associates, one of the Texas law firms that represented Mrs. Salazar.  This case was heard in state court under Judge Ken Molberg and only the third case naming manufacturer, Boston Scientific. The two cases heard in August, Cardenas and Albright, both were decided by
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Salazar v Boston Scientific- $73.5 Million – How it Breaks Down Salazar v Boston Scientific- $73.5 Million – How it Breaks Down

Mesh News Desk is thankful to attorney Kevin Edwards – Edwards and de la Cerda law firm here, who was involved in the case of Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific for a breakdown of what the jury decided in this unprecedented jury decision. Boston Scientific has announced it will file an appeal. Salazar v Boston
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Boston Scientific Must Pay Salazar $73.5 Million! Boston Scientific Must Pay Salazar $73.5 Million!

A new record was reached this evening in transvaginal mesh litigation. A Dallas jury has returned a verdict in excess of $73.465 million for Martha Salazar in her product liability trial against Boston Scientific. That award includes $50 million in punitive damages. See how it breaks down on Mesh News Desk. Mesh News Desk had
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Welcome- Why We're Here

September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! When it rains it pours.  This week there were THREE pelvic mesh trials all at the same time! Forget the fact that we have waited for many months to have any litigation…. then they come all at once.  Thanks goes out to Courtroom View Network,
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Feature

POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating blade to cut (or “morcellate”)
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FDA

FDA Must Reclassify Synthetic Mesh Now! FDA Must Reclassify Synthetic Mesh Now!

October 2, 2014   Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D. Director, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Dear Drs. Hamburg and Shuren, We, the supporters and members of the
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Legal News

Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation. Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background story
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Medical News

Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

Months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a medical device could spread deadly uterine cancer, many doctors and hospitals are still using it. The power morcellator made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was removed from the market after the FDA warned it could spread undetected uterine cancers. A report in the Wall
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Op-Ed

Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh

Remember the Stories of Anger series from a couple of years ago? Read it here. Women were speaking out and expressing their frustration with the medical system, their anger at the Food and Drug Administration and of course, their disgust with pelvic mesh manufacturers. The following are some of their quotes. I am now looking
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Media Reports

Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension

Marion Scott, the reporter who has passionately reported on the pelvic mesh issue for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland, reports a top medical adviser to the Scottish government suggests doctors may continue to perform mesh implants even though the Health Secretary has advised use of pelvic mesh be suspended. Dr. Frances
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Your Turn

This Has To Stop! This Has To Stop!

 A mesh injured woman who does not want to be identified writes:        “These products need to stop! Life as it once was before my mesh implant is gone.          “It has been replaces with relentless pain 24/7, total loss of my bladder and bowels, infections. For years I went from doctor
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Mesh Reading Room Resource

In the Beginning: Suffering in Silence

I recently was asked how I started with mesh as a topic for reporting. I’m not mesh-injured myself. The reader wanted to know if I had a family member or friend who had mesh. No, I said, but when working as the National News Editor for InjuryBoard people started calling me. This was back in
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.