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Cavness Testimony – A Life Today of Pain

Mesh News Desk, October 6, 2015 ~ Carol Cavness did testify to the jury in her trial on the afternoon of September 28th. Previously Mesh News Desk had reported she appeared by voice only.    On Monday, she lost her product liability trial against Ethicon/ J&J. This was the first jury decision for the pelvic
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cropped prosima Cavness v. Ethicon – First Jury Vote for Ethicon 10-2, Mesh Not Defectively Designed

Mesh News Desk, October 5, 2015 ~ In its second day of deliberations, the 12-member jury in Cavness v. Kowalczyk (et al., case # DC-14-04220) decided for the Defendant Johnson & Johnson, 10-2.   In doing so, jurors found the Prosima pelvic mesh, made by Ethicon (J&J) is not defective in its design and in its
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Judge Ken Molberg, 95th Judicial District, TX Monday Morning- Jury Still Out in Cavness Pelvic Mesh Trial Against J&J

The jury had question about 11 am Central time for Judge Ken Molberg in his Dallas court.   The jury had a question they relayed to Judge Ken Molberg in a jury note. What is Proximate Cause? The judge answered. “On page 3 of the charge of the court you will find a definition of proximate
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cropped prosima J&J PROSIMA Pelvic Mesh Case Goes to the Jury!

MND, October 2, 2015 ~ About 3 pm Central Time, the case of Cavness v. Ethicon rested  and went to a Dallas jury for deliberation.  (Carol Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220). **Late Word** The jury was dismissed 5:51 EST saying they needed more time. They were hungry and tired!  Monday they will
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Dr k Defense on Prosima’s Low Complication Rate

Thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to Cavness v. Ethicon, underway in a Dallas courtroom.  [This coverage is prepared by your editor, who has sat in the courtroom for five pelvic mesh trials (C.R. Bard, Ethicon) and has witnessed three additional trials (Boston Scientific , Ethicon) via CVN feeds.  Coverage is based on collective
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Day 5 Carey study on posterior repair prosima prototype Plaintiffs Rest with $70 Billion Reasons Jury Should Find for Pelvic Mesh Victim

THANKS TO COURTROOM VIEW NETWORK FOR ACCESS TO THE LIVE FEED IN DALLAS COURTROOM.  MND, September 29, 2015 ~ Continuing on what would be the final day of the Plaintiff’s case in Cavness v. Ethicon (Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220), Dr. Michael Margolis, a California urogynecologist and mesh removal expert took the stand
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Your co-editors Welcome to Mesh News Desk

MND, September 17, 2015 ~ For those of you new to the complications of pelvic and hernia mesh, Mesh News Desk has been covering the issue for more than four years now.   We’ve been to several trials and listened to the evidence.  It’s quite clear that there are problems with pelvic mesh and hernia mesh. 
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Vigna cropped 200 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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FDA News

How the FDA let women down  cover Drugwatch: How the FDA Has Let Women Down

Drugwatch, a publication of the Petersen law firm, goes above and beyond in this article ‘How the FDA has Let Down Women.” The agency has dropped the ball on women’s health issues from the power morcellator to the Essure birth control device, surgical pelvic mesh and on and on.  Reporter, researcher, Michele Llamas writes an
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Legal News

e book cover Catastrophically Injured Pudendal Nerve Damage from Pelvic Mesh: Is Your Attorney Seeking Adequate Compensation?

MND, September 9, 2015 ~ Does your lawyer have a life care plan to take care of your present and future medical costs from a pelvic mesh implant?  The following is an article by Dr. Greg Vigna, JD and MD who can provide your lawyer with a realistic cost of your care for life to
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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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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

We Are Mesh Survivors, testifying to Parliament Scotland Limits Use of Pelvic Mesh Implants

  Mesh News Desk, October 5, 2015 ~ According to a story in Scotland’s  The Daily Record, here, on Friday, the Health Secretary of Scotland published an interim report on the use of transvaginal mesh. It says three of the four procedures doctors routinely recommend to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse will no longer be
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Your Turn

home Mesh-Injured Woman Facing Homelessness

She is a reader of Mesh News Desk.  She belongs to several Facebook groups started by mesh- injured women. “Suzy” must remain anonymous because she is represented by legal counsel. Suzy is losing her home.  Many women and men, disabled by their polypropylene pelvic and hernia mesh devices, have also lost their homes.  Many more
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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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