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News

Pudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Mesh: Serious Injury – Serious Decisions

August 9, 2015 ~ Greg Vigna, MD, JD, is both a doctor and a lawyer who is directing his expertise as a traumatic injury specialist now to pelvic mesh injuries. As a physician he specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation caring for patients with severe traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. He understands` the
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News

Lana Keeton, Spirit of Justice Statue Dec 2014 Keeton and the FDA Conspiracy Concerning Pelvic Mesh

MND, August 3, 2015 ~ Lana Keeton seeks compensatory damages of $7 million and punitive damages of $21 million from J&J, the FDA, its lawyers and employees. This story is continued from Part One. She’s a tough talking Texan given to accolades to the above, “This is God’s purpose for me. He perfectly prepared me
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Keeton at Hart Senate Office Dec 2014 Patient Advocate Lana Keeton Sues J&J, FDA for Criminal Obstruction of Justice – Dead Women Matter!

Lana Keeton has probably done more to bring awareness of the pelvic mesh mess than any single individual. She has spoken to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), held rallies in Washington, D.C., testified to the expert panel convened to discuss transvaginal mesh in September 2011. Having worked within the system for so long, with
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Gavel  500 Pelvic Mesh Trials Naming J&J

The following is a partial list of the upcoming pelvic mesh trials naming J&J’s Ethicon mesh as defective. Understand that the  schedule frequently changes so this is the most up-to-date. Other manufacturers cases will be added as they become available.  Trial updates The Jennifer Ramirez v. Ethicon  case was supposed to start July 13 in
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j&j LOGO J&J: Talk of Mesh Litigation Absent from 2 Q Report

Notably absent from the Johnson & Johnson Second Quarter report is any discussion of pelvic mesh litigation, its cost and its specific toll on the company. Speaking to a group of investors Tuesday, CEO Alex Gorsky did not mention pelvic mesh, transvaginal, urology, gynecology, or of the 35,000 or so product liability cases the company is facing.
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mesh particles J&J Execs Fight Deposition Request to Explain Mesh Particles in Packages

MND, June 26, 2015 ~ According to a filing in a West Virginia federal court last week, Johnson & Johnson objects to the document production request its executives must bring to their August 5th oral and videotaped deposition. Last month the healthcare giant was told to have its designated executives from its Ethicon division along with requested
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Welcome

Jane Akre, editor
Mesh NewsDesk Four Years of News on Pelvic and Hernia Mesh Problems

Happy Birthday to Mesh News Desk.   Four years old this month began the journey.  From 2,500 mesh injury cases then, there are now more than 80,500 filed in one court, hernia and pelvic mesh problems continue to mount as does mesh litigation. To add to these staggering numbers, pelvic and hernia mesh is still used
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Featured

Social Security image, CNN Social Security Disability for the Mesh-Injured – What You Need to Know

Many Mesh News Desk readers find the complications they suffer as a result of their pelvic mesh or hernia mesh implant has left them unable to work.  This is no small matter but society provides a safety net in the form of Social Security, a federal program to help the retired, disabled, or children of
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FDA News

Pacemaker, Courtesy WikiCommons, Steven Fruitsmaak How to Post an Adverse Event with the FDA

MND, August 30, 2015 ~When you have a new car that develops a “safety” issue i.e. braking, steering, airbags, wiring, engine cooling, unintended acceleration etc, the auto dealer reports the problems to the manufacturer, who by law, must report the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration within five days. But when a patient
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Legal News

Federal courthouse, Charleston, WV Edwards Pelvic Mesh Trial Delayed, Huskey Trial Verdict Will Stand, 200 J&J Cases Readied for Trial

MND, August 20, 2015 ~ There have been some new developments in Ethicon transvaginal mesh litigation.  The first news is that the upcoming trial of Edwards v. Ethicon (2:12-cv-09972) will not commence August 24 but is rescheduled for January 11, 2016. Tonya Edwards, 43, a Georgia resident, was implanted with a TVT-O by Dr. Harold
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Medical News

dr walker and purple cropped Dr. Walker Answers Your Questions About Pelvic Mesh

Mesh News Desk, August 19, 2015~  MND editor, Jane Akre asked many of you on our Facebook page to pose questions to Dr. Christopher Walker, a urogynecologist located in Orlando,  Florida.   He is one of the new doctors around the country who is capable of addressing mesh explants (removals) with a minimum of harm
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Op-Ed

Mesh News Desk 200 Policy for Comments on Mesh News Desk

MND, August 20, 2015 ~ The goal of this website, Mesh News Desk (Mesh Medical Device News Desk)  is to provide information to survivors of pelvic and hernia mesh and medical devices to create empowered patients about the dangers and pitfalls of mesh implants. Over the past six months or so, we’ve seen some blogging
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Media Reports

New Day segment King-TV, Seattle July 22, 2015 Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

 MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA. “Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Lee”  was sponsored by Virginia Mason
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Your Turn

Caller, On Hold Webstore Medical Compensation – When A Caller Asks If You’ve Had a Bladder Sling

MND, July 27, 2015 ~ Sometimes one can actually find humor in this mesh mess.  Easy for me to say, I’m not injured. But let me share this with you – the ultimate irony. Frankly, I couldn’t believe my ears. Late last week I got a call from “Patrick.”  He had an Indian accent. Patrick
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Mesh Reading Room Resource

TMWF mesh injury bracelet 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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