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Doctor Directory: Miklos & Moore Talk Transvaginal Mesh

As part of a series, Mesh News Desk interviews doctors who are dealing with mesh complications. This month it is Miklos & Moore and their http://www.meshsurgeons.com/, International Urogynecology Associates, based in Atlanta, Georgia. A large part of their practice is now dealing with complications from polypropylene transvaginal mesh implants. These are the voices who make
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cook website *Update* Cook Medical Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial Will Begin in May

**UPDATE –  The cases of  Ailey and Linga are dismissed and will not be pursued. The next case against Cook will be heard May 18th in Charleston, WV. This will be the first product liability case naming mesh manufacturer – Cook Medical.  The rest of story stands.  The litigation alleges the Cook mesh product –
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Judge Joseph Goodwin Bellew v. Ethicon Prolift Case Settles After a Four-Day Trial

Mesh News Desk has learned that the defective pelvic mesh trial of Dianne Bellew v. Ethicon settled Friday morning at 11:30 in its fourth day of a trial being held in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Six weeks ago in a Camden, Missouri courtroom, Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, settled another mesh trial
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coleen perry in hawaii smaller shot Verdict In! $5.7 Million for Ms. Perry in her Pelvic Mesh Trial

Verdict Day During its fourth day of deliberations, the jury in the product liability trial of  Perry v. Ethicon finally decided for the plaintiff, Coleen Perry and awarded her $5.7 million. This morning the jury in the Bakersfield, California court was reportedly quiet and did not seek any additional testimony as they had during the
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ben anderson crop shot Bellew v. Ethicon Federal Pelvic Mesh Trial Begins in Charleston, WV

In Charleston, West Virginia, a bellwether trial began Monday March 2, in the ongoing federal pelvic mesh litigation being held in that courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin is presiding over Dianne M. Bellew v. Ethicon. Ms. Bellew is from Arizona and was implanted with an Ethicon Prolift in July 2009 in Northwest Medical Center in Tucson,
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ethicon logo Defense Closing and Rebuttal in Perry v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial in Hands of Jury

On Thursday, February 26, Perry v. Ethicon went to the jury. After a five-week trial, jurors will decide if the Abbrevo mini-sling, used to treat incontinence was defectively designed and whether the instructions to doctors were adequate. That same day, attorneys for Ms. Perry asked for $17.2 million in their closing arguments, an attorney representing Ethicon,
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Welcome

Art courtesy of Jade R. Hello March ~ A Year of Settlements and Immunity

Hello March ~ At this writing, we have just heard the result of two pelvic mesh defective product trials – The Coleen Perry case resulted in a defective product conclusion by the jurors, defective instructions to the end user (doctor), $5 million in punitive damages and $700,000 in compensatory.  The jury took nearly four days
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Featured

ARICEPT 23: An Unusual Dose Means More Dollars for Drug Companies

By Dan C. Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP.  With the clock about to run out on patent protection for their blockbuster drug Aricept, prescribed to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), two pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer, Inc. and Eisai Inc., came up with a brazen idea to dodge patent expiration and continue to reap profits. The
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FDA News

red flag waving FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

FDA-What Are We Waiting For? It’s been months since the FDA said a word about mesh, and years since it’s known stronger action was needed. Meanwhile, more and more people are getting hurt. Sign our letter below to let them know how you feel. Tell the FDA: Stop hesitating. Reclassify all pelvic mesh as high-risk.
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Legal News

j&j LOGO Patient Advocate Files Racketeering Charges Against FDA, Mesh Maker and Doctor Over Injuries

A patient advocate has filed a Pro Se complaint against Johnson & Johnson accusing it of organized corruption. In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the petitioner says defendants have engaged in “a fraudulent scheme in violation of the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)”.
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Medical News

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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Op-Ed

mam shorter Welcome MAM – Mesh Awareness Movement Gathers Women in Support

MAM Mesh Awareness Movement This section is dedicated to all the mesh victims, their families and supporters specifically for organizing, discussing, planning or anything else related to the Mesh Awareness Movement. This includes dates, times and locations for peaceful MAM gatherings, creating MAM media awareness ideas and sharing links, volunteering, networking, etc etc. We need
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Media Reports

from Sunday Mail, Scotland Mesh Operations Continue in Scotland Despite Suspension

Journalist Marion Scott is leading the way again with her reporting on the mesh surgery scandal in Scotland. According to her article in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, ever since the government urged the country to stop using transvaginal mesh in that country, there have been 166 operations. Scott reports eight health boards have
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Your Turn

Judge Goodwin *New* Open Letter to Judge Goodwin

Editors Note* Judge Jospeh Goodwin is overseeing more than 70,000 transvaginal mesh cases consolidated in his federal court in West Virginia. That occurred three years ago and mesh settlements either are slow in coming or nonexistent. This MND readers writes an open letter to Judge Goodwin to help her. Please chime in if you feel
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Mesh Reading Room Resource

TMWF mesh injury bracelet NEW* The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured Store

As part of their fundraising efforts, The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured is selling these beautiful Mesh Awareness turquoise and black bracelets to help in its ongoing educational efforts. Quite the conversation starter in turquoise or black… and beautifully made.  A thoughtful gift for anyone and everyone affected by pelvic or hernia mesh!  Yes
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